Natarajan - Hygiene Manager - Chennai, TN, India

Kalaivanan Natarajan

Chennai, TN, India


Hygiene Manager


Food safety & Quality, Hygiene Management/ Control • Troubleshooting • Cross-functional Coordination • Root Cause Analysis • Break down Solutions • Cost Rationalization • food safety Process Improvement - Risk management skill.

Work History



From September 2011

* Monitoring & maintaining the ITC internal food safety and Hygiene & guidelines, Audit, assess, & train management and employees on Food safety & Quality Systems.
* Responsible for implementing and verifying the Food safety standards authority of India standards and their compliance on regular basis.
* Ensuring the Starwood Asia pacific food safety standards, Design and construction towards Environmental Health safety standard and their compliances with unit head and team members.
* Key personal participants and validating activities of EHS HSE standards according to ISO: 14001 and Internal Own ITC standards.
* Responsible for Internal accomplishment of LEED Leader in Environmental energy design standards as per CII regulation US based awarding committee
* Management representative of ISO: 22000-2005 food safety management system and their implementation /certification of within the industry.
* Representative of Internal, External and various customer audit /client audit as per food safety and Hygiene standards. Starwood, FSSAI, EHS, Flight catering, industrial catering, ISO bodies, local government bodies, international clients, internal & international Guest corporate visits, etc.,
* Maintaining the entire food safety system within the Hotel.
* Organize food safety training to all levels of staff. induction, various food safety levels, refreshment orientation training awareness , mandatory, corporate level awareness program
* Ensure all temperature records are completed as per this document's Requirement.
* Ensure that appropriate food sampling and hygiene swabbing are undertaken, leading the Quality assurance team for all verification and validation compliances.
• Food microbial/chemical testing is undertaken at the required frequency. Compliance with NABL norms.
* Internal food safety audits are undertaken and actioned accordingly.
• Responsible for chairing and organizing food safety meetings within the Hotel
* Penultimate...

Assistant Manager - Quality Assurance


January 2010 - September 2011

Roles & Responsibility
* Responsible for Quality Check on Process of Food production & Service process
* Establishing Documentation/ Internal auditing on implementation of ISO 22000:2005 & HACCP Certification.
* Monitoring & maintaining the IFSA & IFCA guidelines, Audit, assess, & train management and employees on Food safety & Quality Systems
* Collecting and monitoring all quality documents, i.e., Chef Tables, Portion Control as per specifications.
* Equipment Handling and Ramp On-Time and Safety Performance.
* Conducting monthly HACCP /IQA Audit and assess HACCP program compliance by reviewing and analyzing weekly HACCP logs and management checklists to determine consistent fulfillment of required HACCP Standard Operation procedures.
* Developing action plan to correct areas of noncompliance based on the customer feedbacks
* Monitoring routine microbiological testing program & Microbiological Analysis for incoming raw materials & maintained and managed the Hygiene- Food sanitation & Pest control programs.
* Responsible for delivering conforming products to the airline customers, delivering reports periodically to the General Manager on Quality Processes

QA In-charge / Microbiologist

ITC Welcom Group Hotel

September 2007 - December 2009

Roles & Responsibility
* Maintained and facilitated the timely and accurate sampling, Analysis and reporting of Quality assessments works of Finished, Mis-en-place, Raw material, Water, Personal Hygiene, Equipments Hygiene, Environmental Hygiene, in order to assure their Conformance to the laid down as per required standards.
* Establishment of Starwood Asia pacific hotel and Restaurants Standards and as per ISO 22000 / HACCP Principles-DNV Certified
* Established the Quality Assurance programs based on the Pre-requisite program, GMP /GHP and Maintain cross verification and validation procedures' document of ITC/ Starwood Asia Pacific Food Safety and Hygiene standards and ISO-14001/ HACCP Register formats
* Quality assurance works of in-process checks, line testing activity during the manufacturing process and to suggest corrective and preventive measures in case of deviations.
* Establishment of R&D works to maintain GLP for quality assessment on all kind foods
* Monitor and Manage Pest control activities at the site to ensure that the Raw material and finished products and Entire premises are free from infestation.
* Compliance to EHS standards in all activities carried out in Quality assurance works to maintain safe working environment
* Comprehensive approach and target committed participating Local /Internal /External Audit programs. Co-ordinate verification and validation team activities
* Organized -Training program to Educate & Development of understanding the food safety standards for all Level food handlers.

Quality control I/C -Microbiologist


September 2005 - August 2007

CHENNAI Sep'05 to Aug'07
(A Food Division of Manickchand Dhariwal Industries Ltd)
Quality control I/C -Microbiologist
Roles & Responsibility
* Carried out the Microbiological procedures, analysis of raw materials, intermediate and finished products (PDW- Bottled water)
* Environmental monitored samples for microbiological analysis-Quality assurance of processed product
* Maintained the microbiological media, stationery and miscellaneous consumable items,
* Involved in Inventory and timely withdrawal of the same from stores with the due of approval of superiors.
* Monitored Calibration /challenge test check of equipment in microbiology lab under supervision.
* Maintained the documents as per the standards of BIS; 14543 and OXYRICH-Patent process , ISO 22000 certified product SSOP with GMP's for entire treatment plant
* Involved in monitoring and supervising of plant/lab in most hygienic conditions and Implementation of the procedures to shelf life study for all finished products, and Stock hold records as per the requirements of Standards of OXYRICH
* Disposal of Bio-hazardous wastes/chemicals/reagents and other wastes as per COPs and EHS, procedures with the due information of authorities.



July 2002 - August 2005

Roles & Responsibility
* Responsible for Microbiological analysis of processed packaged drinking water as per IS: 14543 Documentation of required standards
* Maintained Implementation of quality control procedures, maintenance and validation of all equipments, maintenance of entire treatments.
* Involved in monitoring and supervising of plant/lab in high hygienic conditions and Implementation of good microbiological procedures.

QA Officer - Microbiologist


October 2000 - May 2002

Roles & Responsibility
* Responsible for Testing for Bio-burden in finished products like pickle, masala, papad and canned foods, pastes, chutneys
* Involved in Microbiological test for bioburden of raw material and semi finished products & packaging materials.
* Establishment of specification for finished products, semi-finished and hygienic methods as per company norms.
* Environmental monitored as per GMP and Analysis of microbiological quality of processed water and monitored by air sampling, swab test for personnel monitoring & equipments
* Maintained Development of products- pickles, papads in the aspect of microbiology, Implementation and standardization of new methods to control microbial growth
* Responsible for Identification of spoilage causing organism in spoiled foods & implementation of corrective action & suggested preventive methods.
* Accountable for Determination of efficacy for food additives by microbiological method, Shelf life and accelerated shelf life study for all finished products
* Autoclave by biological indicator, Autoclave by chemical indicator Hot air oven by biological indicator, Weighing balance, Incubator, pH meter
* Developed new standard sanitation operating procedures (SSOP) registered formats.

Qualifications & Certifications


University of Madras


University of Madras

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