Daylene Mitchell (Graduate) – Economically active
MSc Food Science and Technology
Reference number: A-0191
Preferred Geographical Work Area:
Western Cape; Winelands
I would be available:
My Career Aspirations:
I am a qualified Food Technologist with a Masters Degree in Food Science and Technology obtained from CPUT. I have more than 15 years experience in the FMCG industries and more specifically in the food regulatory services. I am a disciplined and very creative individual and would like to broaden my experience in the R & D and innovation areas of the food and beverage industry.
Summary of Work Experience:
Nejah Mogul Technologies (Assignee to the National Department of Agriculture)
Chief Technician Western Cape (Managing WC region) Current Position
Enforcing the Agricultural Products Standards Act (Act 119 of 1990) (R260) Which includes:
Import and local control of all dairy products, imitation dairy and edible ices. Mainly at the manufacturers as well as retail and importers to ensure compliance in terms of quality and labelling. Interpretation of results after testing, and reporting to clients. Consultation with clients and doing label evaluation nationally on all dairy products.
National Department of Agriculture (Stellenbosch)
Chief Agricultural Food & Quarantine Technician. Jan 2007 – April 2016
Enforcing the Liquor Products Act in the Western Cape which includes:
Import and export control of all liquor products as well as local trade inspections in liquor stores and shops and bars to check if products are compliant, as well as label approvals of new and existing liquor products.
Consultation with clients regarding the liquor products act and requirements. Assisting clients with development of new products in the market.
Assisted also in a different section at the same department namely, Agricultural Products Act which includes:
All processed products such as dairy products including milk and cheese as well as fruit juices, agronomy products, honey, rooibos tea and eggs.
Enforcing the agricultural product standards act, mainly in the Western Cape by doing local trade inspections on all agricultural food products, specifically dairy products and eggs. Doing analysis on these products as well as label approvals and consultation with clients.
Assisted with a local bee (Capesis) survey for 3 months to determine the spread of American Foulbrood Disease in the Western Cape in 2009
Boschendal Wines/ Douglas Green Bellingham
Laboratory Controller Oct 2002 – 2006
Managing the laboratory which includes ensuring all lab equipment is calibrated and serviced.
Budgeting and planning for laboratory equipment
Controlling of documents.
Performing chemical as well as microbiological tests on wine.
Coordinating and maintaining quality systems (ISO 9001: 2000; ISO 14000).
Inspect incoming raw materials and packaging.
Inspect and analyse products during and after production.
Perform various analytical and microbiological tests in the laboratory.
Monitor critical control points.
In-house calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Risk assessment of chemicals and solutions used in the laboratory and factory.
Assist in maintenance of existing Quality Programmes.
Assist in implementation and maintenance of Training Programmes.
Assist with quality audits in both the laboratory and Production.
Paarl Laboratory (Meadow feeds)
In-service Training Jan 2002 – Aug 2002
Worked as an analyst, performing a variety of tests on animal feeds.
Analysis on water samples.
Assist with Quality standards and safety policies in the workplace (ISO 9000 and 20 Keys).
Rhodes Fruits Farms (RFF)
Quality controller (In-service trainee) Dec 1999 to Jun 2000
Quality control on the production lines reporting any defaults to the production Supervisor.
Analyst in microbiology laboratory, performing analysis on microwaveable food products and wines.
Doing analysis on water and chemical analysis on pureed fruits.
Education & Achievements Summary:
Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Bellville Campus
I am a hardworking, dynamic, analytical thinking, South African Female (ID: 8102280087087). I have more than 15 years of work experience in the Food and Beverage industry in total. Born and grew up in the Western Cape. I have a lot of experience in the wine and liquor industry which I still have a great passion for. My experience ranges from doing analysis and research, new product development, implementing quality systems, interpretation of legislation as well as consultation with clients internal and external, and I believe I could make a positive contribution to any Food organisation.
Reference number: A-0191
Master’s Degree: Food Science and Technology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology,
Bachelor’s degree: Food Technology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology,
National Diploma: Food Technology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology,
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