Internship Experience

I am Ali Raza, student of Master 2 Food Science. I am doing my internship at Diana Pet Food Corporate, which is a business unit (BU) of Symrise Group. It is located in the west of France, 21km away from Vanne. Diana Pet Food is the fastest growing and the expending Business Unit of Symrise group. The company is engaged in B-to-B business: our prime focus is to deliver the high quality products to our clients i.e. Nestlé, Mars, etc., I am working with a global quality team who manage the quality system of all the subsidiaries from NAM, LATAM, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.  

Apart from mutual tasks, I am working on the project related to FSSC 22000 which is “Global Vendor Quality Assurance”. The prime focus of this project is to create the strategy and policies for our suppliers to build a trustful relationship in order to achieve the quality objective set by the Diana Pet Food corporate. Meanwhile the supplier qualification, ingredient qualification, advance purchase quality procedures, etc., are the core part of this project.  

Recently, I have finished different projects related to ISO 9001 such as “Positive Release Procedures”, “Non-Conformity Procedures”, “Raw Material Handling”, etc., I am also working with R&D and Purchase department to update the risk analysis of the incoming ingredients and materials. On the other hand, my next project is to create the Corporate Crisis Management Plan and Change Management procedures.  

Yes, I’m proud to be an ISA. Why?  

During this internship, I have deployed all the knowledge which I was taught at ISA Lille. We played the virtual games (Quality Games and SAP Games) at ISA, which help me create the global policies and action plans. The courses related to quality management system & food safety management system facilitates me to integrate into quality department of the company. I would like to thank ISA professors who polished our abilities and make us capable of facing the day-to-day challenges in food industry.  



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