About Gerard Heerkens

Academic Qualification
Food technology – HAS Hogeschool –´s-Hertogenbosch – Holland
Specialisations: Production and Quality Management

Further trainings and courses
Lead auditor, masterclass auditor, hygiene, integrated pest management, HACCP, verification, validation, masterclass metal detection, preparation of FDA Inspections, Veeva Superuser, LearnIt SOP Administrator, ISO 9001:2015

Languages: French, English, Dutch, German and Portuguese

Work experience
QualitiC – Quality consultancy (2014 – Present):

  • Support of companies with their export projects
  • Translation of audits and quality documents
  • Improvement of the quality processes of companies
  • Actualisation and translation of procedures and control sheets
  • Redaction, preparation and correction of registration documents for export
  • Team member during the FDA and KFDA inspections
  • Team member for the documentary migration of the quality management system

Coordinator Quality Assurance at Maître Paul, a frozen desserts company (1998 – 2014):

  • Responsible for the specification management
  • Responsible for the management of the quality systems (IFS 6, BRC 7 and GMP+)
  • Execution and supervision of all the quality audits (internal, external and certification)
  • Training and awareness of the staff on quality and hygiene standards
  • Updating the food legislation database
  • Preparation of label texts in conformance with the (inter)national legal requirements (exporting countries: Germany, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Japan and China)
  • Contact person for the official bodies
  • Coordination of the recall team, in the case of issues/incidents

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