Starting out in regulatory and then moving into manufacturing, Ingrid took her experience and branched out to become a Food Safety/ Quality Systems Management Consultant and Auditor. With almost 20 years of experience in the food industry in both manufacturing and agriculture, Ingrid is increasingly familiar with the ins and outs of food manufacturing and the produce industry; which compliments her food safety audits in manufacturing, produce packing houses and distribution centers. Working both sides of the audit gives her a unique insight and advantage in working with different people and organizations, especially in produce and packing houses. On the manufacturing and packaging side, Ingrid has developed and restructured Quality Assurance Departments and implemented programs and procedures necessary to meet customer and regulatory requirements (FDA, USDA).
Her strengths include writing, implementing and maintaining food safety programs and dealing with regulatory agencies and third party food safety certification audits. Additional knowledge includes Visual Factory Management and Process Control and fluency in Spanish to properly train Spanish speaking employees and write GAP and Food Safety Programs in Spanish.
APPLIED FOOD SAFETY SOLUTIONS℠ – LOS ANGELES, CA 2006-PRESENT
Applied Food Safety Solutions℠ helps to develop and implement food safety programs to manufactures, processors, grower/ shippers and packing houses.
AFSS assists our clients to meet regulatory (USDA/FDA) requirements as well as customer driven third party food safety audits in manufacturing and agriculture. Our services provided are listed below:
Master in Planning (MPL) • University of Southern California • 1998
BS, Environmental and Occupational Health • California State University, Northridge • 1993
Certified ISO 22000 Auditor/ Lead Auditor (FSMS)
Certified International HACCP Alliance Train the Trainer •
Certified Primus Labs GFS • Silliker HACCP Certified • AIB HACCP
Servsafe Certified Instructor and Proctor • OSHA (10hr Safety Certified)
CPR/First Responder Certified • FEMA Certified
Community Emergency Response Team – Santa Clarita
American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Soccer Coach
NAMI Family to Family Facilitator (San Fernando and Santa Clarita Chapter)