Accomplished Food Safety and Quality Assurance professional with an extensive background across the FMCG sector with a BSc in Environmental Health from Trinity College Dublin. Strong and proven track record in developing compliance systems to customer and international best practice including BRC, ISO 9000and UK retailers’ specific requirements.
Proven record of staff development through mentoring and training. Part-time lecturer with Technical University of Dublin, provider of food safety and technical expertise to semi state and private enterprises. Now a leading HACCP and food safety trainer and provider of technically upskilled staff to the food industry. Focused on working with business owners/managers to design and continuously improve a company’s business processes. Having a wide range of experience from high volume manufacturing right through to artisan food production. Focused on delivering target quality products and services at the lowest possible costs in an easily maintained compliant environment. Deep understanding of the food safety, legality and complaisance standards faced across the food industry. Michael is green belt qualified with over twenty-five years’ experience in quality assurance and technical roles in the food processing industries ranging from primary beef production, high end confectionery, value added beef processing to high volume savoury and sweet pastry production.
In the last five years while working as a consultant has driven efficiencies and compliance in a diverse range of businesses including high risk ready meals production, high care soups and salads production, low and high care prepared vegetable production, blended dry ingredients production and food contact packaging production. Also assisted start-up companies in the ready to cook pork meat preparation, value added fish products and dried seaweed and protein rich snack bars sectors. Now an experienced lecturer for QQI accredited upskilling programmes targeted towards the food sectors and an accredited auditor for a national quality assurance system primarily targeted at the service sector.