Anish - Microbiologist - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Leena Anish

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Independent, Self-motivated, able to take responsibilities, can work under pressure, good communicational skills, flexible team player, experienced in Organisational skills and resourceful with an analytical mind



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Micro Ace within the Food Industry with 10+ years of experience

Work History



From April 2012

•Provide support and assistance to Nestle Dubai manufacturing LLC in all aspects of analytical related activities.
•Establishes and review daily work plan of the laboratory activities to ensure that samples are analyzed on time and analytical results are updated within the time frame.
•Ensure that all Internal Control Plan checks are executed well, and that checks can lead to early warning or detection of deviations.
•Responsible of managing the disposal of samples in conjunction with the contract cleaner.
•Ensure good inventory control on stock, supply of media/chemical and disposable materials through periodically scheduled inventory checks.
•Train and develop the subordinates to ensure staff competency and help them to achieve lab objectives and also provide technical assistance, trouble-shooting in the area of laboratory operations especially with regards to: Methods, Equipment, Good Laboratory Practice and Internal Control Plan.
•Ensure good housekeeping and 5 S in the workplace.
•Function as Deputy Quality Manager in the framework of the ISO17025.
•Establishes, implements and reviews the equipment maintenance and calibration plan to ensure the analytical instruments are maintained in good working condition.
•Plan and organize all aspects of performing the Proficiency Test in order to attain satisfactory rating in all Proficiency Test enrolled.
•Responsible for preparing Purchase Requisitions for procurement of Media, Chemicals and/or equipment required for analysis.


Mars, Incorporated

November 2005 - March 2012

Responsible for Laboratory Quality Control procedures which involves testing all GALAXY products through Media preparation, Pre-selective Inoculation and Selective Streaking/Pour plating for Salmonella, Yeast and Moulds, Osmophilic Yeast and Moulds, Enterobacteriaceae and D Group Streptococci.
Responsible for maintenance of Lab and its equipment in accordance with GLP.
Involved in routine online physical checks carried out in the factory with respect to batching, stocking and sampling of various GALAXY products.
Responsible for release of finished products based on Micro checks and production schedule.
Responsible for continual hygiene checks with respect to GMP/GHP on Plant Premises and Factory Associates.
Involved in Documentation and Record Keeping.
Also completed in-house HACCP induction in relation to production procedures as per MARS standards.

HACCP/ISO Implementor

Modern Bakery

April 2004 - October 2005

Daily Supervision of all Bun Line Products from raw -material to packed product in accordance with HACCP & ISO procedures as
the bakery caters to KFC, Burger King and Pizza Hut.
Products supervised include 4”, 5” and 7” SS and Plain buns, Finger Rolls, Abela Rolls and KFC Chicken Rolls.
Responsible for routine inspection of Confectionery items & related bread products.
Products supervised include Small, Medium, Jumbo and Super Jumbo White and Brown Breads, Baguette White, Vienna cuts.
Also handled Safety & Hygiene training of employees with respect to specific areas within the bakery.
Involved in scheduling of Cleaning & Sanitization procedures within the bakery.
Responsible for conducting monthly hygiene audits pertaining to allotted areas.
Involved in Documentation & Record keeping.
Also involved in continual improvement of products on the bun-line with relevance to products going out to customers.(A new product called the “Specialty Roll” had been introduced which involved pilot plant testing of all parameters to be conducive for the local market)

Quality Controller


November 2000 - July 2003

Responsible for production of 5 Gallon Bottled water – involved scheduled planning of routine in-house production procedures from raw water to final bottled product.
Responsible for planning and implementing cleaning, sanitizing and conducting GHP audit schedules for different areas of in-house facility.
Also involved in scheduling and executing sanitization and servicing schedules for Water coolers.
Involved in routine Quality Control procedures from lab testing to handling customer queries and complaints for Bottled water and water coolers.
Responsible for all Production related administrative works (preparing quotations, purchase orders, dispatch sheets, organizing schedules, enquiries etc.)
Involved in tele-selling of bottled water, water coolers and outdoor after-sales customer service.
Underwent training in Internal auditing for HACCP and ISO procedures for the company.
Successfully drafted, implemented and executed HACCP for the production plant as per Dubai Municipality regulations.

Qualifications & Certifications

MSc Industrial Microbiology

Shivaji University

The Indian High School, Dubai, UAE

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