BIO: INGRID PEÑUELA

Starting my career out in regulatory and then moving into manufacturing, I took my 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, I am very familiar with the ins and outs of food manufacturing and the produce industry which compliments my food safety audits in manufacturing, produce packing houses and distribution centers. Working both sides of the audit gives me a unique insight and advantage in working with different people and organizations, especially in produce and packing houses. On the manufacturing and packaging side, I have developed and/ or restructured Quality Assurance Departments and implemented programs and procedures necessary to meet customer and regulatory requirements (FDA, USDA).

My 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 my fluency in Spanish allows me 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:

  • Food Safety Management Systems consulting and auditing
    • Develop/ Revise Food Safety Program
    • Develop/ Train/ Implement: SOPs, HACCP plans, GMP and GAP
    • Audit HACCP Program
    • Audit GMP and GAP
    • Prepare for 3rd party audit and certification (Silliker Laboratories, NSF-Cook and Thurber, NSF-AG, PrimusLabs, Steritech and others)
  • In house private and public HACCP course available. Our HACCP course has been formally approved and accreted by the International HACCP Alliance (IHA).
  • Certified Servsafe Instructor and Proctor. In house private and public Servsafe Food Safety Manager Training course for certification.
  • And more as needed

EDUCATION
Master in Planning (MPL) • University of Southern California • 1998
BS, Environmental and Occupational Health • California State University, Northridge • 1993

TECHNICAL SKILLS
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)

Contact us to schedule a consultation or to enroll in one of courses.