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Robert Hartfield

Robert Hartfield

Food Consultant
Missouri City, Fort Bend

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About Robert Hartfield:

Looking for work. I want to solve problems and get things done.

Experience

Independent Auditor Aug 2021 to present Conduct second-party food safety/sanitation, manufacturing, and engineering audits and OSHA oven inspections for food manufacturers.

UK Blending Limited, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Technical Manager Jan 2018 to July 2021

Manage all Technical and Quality functions for a privately-owned producer of dried spice and seasoning blends – supplier/raw material approval; EU and UK regulatory compliance; customer document requests; complaint resolution; GMP/plant inspections; internal audits; HACCP program maintenance; finished product and raw material micro review; compliance to Organic, Kosher and Halal standards; COVID-19 risk assessment and procedure implementation; assumed many Operations Manager responsibilities when that position was eliminated

Responsible for all BRC compliance activities. Grade A rating BRC Issue 7 July 2018. Grade A BRC Issue 8 July 2019. Grade AA BRC Issue 8 October 2020.

HACCP Level 3 Certification – Allsafe CPD December 2019

Loam Agronomics, Richmond, Texas, USA
Facility Manager/ Harvest Manager Mar 2017 to July 2017

Managed field crew at an organic vegetable farm; scheduled harvesting, cleaning and packing

Country Pure Foods, Houston, Texas, USA
Quality Assurance Manager Nov 2014 to July 2016

Managed a staff of 3 Lab Technicians, 1 Sanitation (Hygiene) Coordinator, and 1 SQF Practitioner providing 24-hour support of plant operations including post-sanitation line release, production start-up and quality monitoring including analytical, sensory, and microbiological testing and packaging evaluation of work-in-process and finished goods

Verified HACCP compliance for two pasteurized fruit juice lines
Developed and revise procedures and documentation in response to production gaps
Reviewed and revise plant programs and procedures to comply with SQF GFSI standards Developed corrective actions for FDA/ Department of Health audits, internal SQF audits, food safety

inspections, customer complaint investigations, product holds Managed the commissioning of two newly installed fillers

ABM Industries
Sanitation (Hygiene) /Project Manager, Rosenberg, Texas, USA Aug 2014 to Oct 2014

Start up of new account including interviewing and hiring of new employees, equipment purchase, training of new staff, evaluation and revision of SSOPs

Managed sanitation staff of 30 sanitors and 2 leads on 6 production lines
Sanitation (Hygiene) Manager, Houston, Texas, USA Oct 2012 to Aug 2014

Managed a staff of 15 sanitors and 2 leads at Leeland Baking Company
Served as Project Manager in absence of HR Generalist and assist Admin Assistant with

interviewing, hiring and disciplinary action of Production and Shipping personnel Scheduled and verified completion and thoroughness of sanitation activities
Performed daily sanitation audits and participate in weekly plant food safety inspections Maintained audit readiness for BRC, NSF and Long Company audits

Adhered to monthly budget while purchasing safety equipment, chemicals, supplies and tools Led training classes on safety, food safety, and operational procedures
Monitored for safety compliance and ensure safety equipment is maintained
Developed a training program to prepare two leads hired from within as first-time supervisors Upgraded existing procedures and programs at the change form BRC issue 5 to issue 6 Online AIB Pest Control Training 2012

OSHA 10-Hour Training 2014

Schwans Global Supply Chain, Houston, Texas, USA
Food Safety and Quality Supervisor Sept 2011 to Oct 2012

Supervised a staff of 7 FSQ techs across three shifts - responsible for HACCP verification, quality assessment, product hold and release, and pre-operational verification of sanitation activities

Revised programs and procedures to comply with SQF standards of GFSI as the plant worked to begin the SQF certification process

Maintained compliance to USDA, FDA, NSF and customer audit standards and developed corrective actions to audit non-conformances

Investigated consumer complaints and determined root cause and developed corrective actions Reduced USDA NRs by 54% over previous year
HACCP certification – Red24assist 2012
Seafood HACCP Certification – AFDO/State of Texas 2012

Flowers Baking Company of Denton, Denton, Texas, USA
Food Safety & QA Coordinator Nov 2008 to Sept 2011

Primarily responsible for achieving BRC certification to the GFSI standards through revision of existing programs to meet BRC guidelines (Issue 5), creation of new programs and policies, and internal audits of programs to maintain compliance
Achieved initial BRC certification in 2009, and maintained in 2010, 2011

Responsible for audit compliance for AIB Food Safety, W.E. Long, and FDA/ Texas Health Department audits

Achieved Kosher certification on a new production line and maintained the program to prepare for monthly Kosher inspections by the Orthodox Union

Reviewed and verified the HACCP plan; responsible for all updates and revisions to plan Responsible for plant sanitation – Oversaw an outsourced sanitation company, Master Sanitation

Schedule monitoring and verification, microbial analysis of cleaning effectiveness Training in Six Sigma
HACCP Certification – AIB October 2009
Certified Food Defense Coordinator – AIB October 2010

Production Supervisor June 2007 to Nov 2008 Served as bun line production supervisor for makeup and wrap areas over a staff of 15 employees

Cott Beverages, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Production Resource Aug 2006 to May 2007

Production Supervisor for two high-speed PET bottle lines running 1000 and 400 bottles per minute and one aluminum can line running 1300 cans per minute

Served on Process Improvement Team and identified improvement opportunities including SOP revision, retraining and machine and process modifications. Developed a modification for an identified packaging machine issue which reduced downtime and increased line efficiency.

Rudolph Foods, Dallas, Texas, USA
Production Manager Jan 2006 to July 2006

Supervised a staff of 6 Machine Technicians (fryers, baggers) and 20 hand packers Scheduled production on 2 fryer lines with 8 high speed vertical fill bagging machines Trained new QA Manager and continued to provide guidance and support

Quality Assurance Manager May 2004 to Dec 2005 Managed 3 Quality Control employees and 1 first shift sanitation employee
Responsible for compliance to AIB audit and Frito-Lay Global Matrix audit standards
HACCP Certification - AIB March 2005

Education

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
B.S. in Agricultural Systems Management  August 2002
Graduate coursework in Agricultural Systems Management  2002-2003 

Emphasis in Food Processing Management

 

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