Primary Inspector (Plant Health)

About me

I graduated in Food Science from the University of Manitoba in December 2018.

Passionate about food safety and the need for a sustainable safe food supply, with a specific interest in regulatory compliance with auditing and governing agencies. Experience in internal & government inspection in food processing plants and cereal crops. 

Currently a Primary Inspector for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Skills and tools

Food Policy/Activism/Government
Team Work


-December 2018
B.S. Food Science
University of Manitoba

Work Experience

May 2019 -Currently working
Primary Inspector
Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Inspect pedigreed seed crop(cereals, pulses, forages) fields/plots for varietal purity and mechanicalseparation to verify compliance with federal acts and regulations.·      ·       Disperse/collect invasive plant species traps andallocate them based on location proximity from the previous trap &designated type of tree. 

February 2019 -April 2019
Quality Assurance Intern
McCain Foods

Collaborated with the QualityAssurance (QA) team on risk factors for the Food Safety Modernization Act forthe Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which mitigated food adulteration andprovided guidance to my supervisor of areas of concern. ·      ·      Assisted the QA teamwith the upcoming British Retail Consortium (BRC) issue eight audit, assistedwith the HACCP team as needed and reported to the QA & HACCP Supervisor.

May 2017 -August 2017
Quality Control Technician
Prairie West Ice Cream

Facilitatedweekly inspections to confirm the processing plant and employees were followingGMP’s, HACCP, BRC and peanut-free requirements. ·       ·       Verifiedoperational employee reports on equipment sanitation, product ingredientcomposition and the appropriate completion of the pasteurizer process.

August 2018 -December 2018
Quality Assurance Lab Tech
Parrish & Heimbecker

·       Performedsampling procedures on wheat to evaluate the amount of sprout damage (i.e.falling number test) to ensure grain conformity for various food products.·       Communicated with the Quality Assurance team toconfirm the analysis of the grain sample was completed in a specified timeframeand all grain samples were organized appropriately.

March 2013 -March 2020
Centennial Concert Hall

Served beverages in a fast-paced environment while maintaininginventory of the bar’s products and organizing the amenities & equipment. ·      Ensured appropriate cashcollection relating to product sales while having a high attention to detail wheninitiating transactions and creating drinks.