Quality Assurance Internship
LABORATORY ASSISTANT, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – May 17, 2016
A.I. Foods, Inc. is a co-packing and private label meat processing company. At their processing plant, a range of meat and seafood products are made, including Philippine-style foods, like Lumpia and Longanisa, as well as sausages, skewered and encrusted items, plus other products, such as bottled preserves, noodles and frozen vegetables. These products can be found on the shelves of Filipino markets and stores like Seafood City. The A.I. Foods Corporation is owned by a family from the Philippines and has operated since the year 1987. The company has recently received GMP and HACCP certification and is progressing towards obtaining SQF certification in the near future.
Under the supervision of the Quality Assurance Manager, one of the main projects assigned to me during my internship was to write policies and create programs and registers necessary to bring the company into compliance with SQF certification standards and requirements. Additionally, to that end, my responsibilities included writing a mock recall and creating the approved supplier program, maintaining the registers of approved suppliers, as well as contracted services and manufacturers.
Warm, family environment
Small company, lack of opportunity for advancement