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Rajesh Girdhar is a highly experienced professional in food testing domain and is currently working with Abbott Nutrition as Head – Analytical Scientist. He is part of Abbott Nutrition’s global analytical leadership team. Earlier he worked with multinationals like bioMerieux, Nestle and PepsiCo and worked at mid to senior leadership roles and has successfully completed many international assignments. Rajesh has vast exposure to global testing standards as well as in depth understanding on India laboratory scenarios. He is associated with National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration laboratories (NABL) as Lead Assessor and Technical Assessor in Biological field. By training he is a Microbiologist from Honours School, Microbiology Department, PU Chandigarh besides having certifications in many management programs. Rajesh champions in quality system in laboratory and is a proven leader in laboratory management in last 27 years.
Setting up of Quality Management System in a Food Microbiology testing in India is always a Challenge as test methods are mostly conventional in nature. With all manual ways of operating in India labs adds to uncertainties and to address those a strong quality management system is the need. Following topic should address it:
‘Quality Management system in Food Microbiology labs – Challenges and Risk Mitigation’
Target audience: Microbiologists, Team leaders, Lab managers & QA personnel.
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