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Vice President of Quality Assuran...

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The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
26901 Malibu Hills Rd
Calabasas Hills , California 91301
United States

Company Description: The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated operates 160 upscale, full-service casual dining restaurants, 146 under The Cheesecake Factory mark in 34 states and the...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Quality Assurance Executive
    The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
  • President
    Food Safety International
  • Health Director
    County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
  • President and General Manager
    Food Safety Institute , International
  • President
    Food Safety Institute , International
  • President
    Food Safety Institute
  • Vice President and Chief Quality Officer
    Food Safety Institute
  • Vice President of Quality Assurance and Technical Services
    Harry & David
  • Food Safety Executive
    Harry & David
  • Quality Assurance and Food Safety Positions
    Harry & David
  • Food Safety Executive
    Yum Brands!
  • Health and Regulatory Affairs Officer
    Yum Brands!
  • Chief Scientific, Health and Regulatory Affairs Officer
    Yum Brands!
  • Vice President, Corporate Quality Assurance and Food Safety and Regulatory and Environmental Affairs
    Vons
  • Food Safety Executive
    Vons
  • Quality Assurance and Food Safety Positions
    Vons
  • Food Safety Executive
    Borden , Inc.
  • Quality Assurance and Food Safety Positions
    Borden , Inc.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.S. degree , Food Science and Processing
  • Ph.D. , Food Science and Processing
  • Ph.D. Degree , Food Science and Processing
  • M.S. Degree , Food Science and Processing
79 Total References
Web References
Ata (Al) Baroudi, Ph.D., CFS VP, ...
www.foodsafetysummit.com, 30 Sept 2015 [cached]
Ata (Al) Baroudi, Ph.D., CFS VP, Food Safety & QA, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Dr. Ata (Al) Baroudi joined The Cheesecake Factory in 2008 with broad experience in the food industry as a quality assurance executive. He is an agricultural engineer with a MS degree in Food Science and Technology / Microbiology from the University of California at Davis, CA. He received his Ph.D. in Food Processing and Technology / Regulatory Affairs from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. He served as the head of QA and Food Safety (Snacks and Dairy) for Borden Foods Company in Columbus, OH, before moving to the west coast as Vice President, Corporate QA/Food Safety and Regulatory/Environmental Affairs for the Vons/Safeway Supermarkets, Arcadia, CA. Dr. Baroudi then served as Vice President of QA and Technical Services, Harry & David Corporation, Medford, OR., before becoming the Chief Scientific, Health and Regulatory Affairs Officer at Yum! Brands in Louisville, KY. He later founded and served as President of the Food Safety Institute, International (FSI). Dr. Baroudi has lectured around the globe in conferences as keynote speaker, conducted workshops on Food Safety, introduced HACCP program to developing countries on behalf of the US government, published White Papers on HACCP and authored many food safety articles in different food magazines. He appeared on several TV and radio talk shows as a food safety expert. His specialization has also given him the opportunity to train food safety auditors and inspectors in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and many federal, state and local health agencies. He served on the E. coli O157:H7 Blue Ribbon Task Force Committee during the Jack-In-The-Box meat outbreak and then on the Board of Directors of the International HACCP Alliance representing The Food Marketing Institute (FMI). Dr. Baroudi also served on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Food Safety (CFS) at the University of Georgia. Dr. Baroudi is a "Certified Food Scientist" CFS, he is the Chairman, of the Food Safety Advisory Board in LA County (CA) and he is a member of the Educational Advisory Board (EAB) of the Food Safety Summit Group, Washington, DC. He is the Vice President of QA & Food Safety at The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated headquartered in Calabasas Hills, CA.
Eco Safe Systems USA - Press Releases 2006-2008
www.ecosafeusa.com [cached]
Additional reports were provided by Stanley McKiernan, CFO; Bill Knauer, Director of Sales; and Dr. Ata Baroudi, Food Safety Czar.
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The study was designed through the joint efforts of Dr. Al Baroudi, President of Food Safety Institute, International (FSI) and the restaurant chain mentioned previously, and was executed by a reputable third party commercial institution licensed to handle and study pathogenic bacteria in the U.S.
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Ozone water disinfection can deliver many benefits which will increase food quality and safety at a lower cost to producers and processors," said Dr. Baroudi. He added "At a time when some consumer victims are paying for this unnecessary agony with hospitalization, or even death in some cases, as well as when the nation's growers, brokers, restaurants and food retailers are suffering from millions of dollars in lost business, Ozone Disinfection is a government-approved intervention process which can be used for safety, illness prevention, and to rebuild consumer confidence in the food industry."
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Dr. Al Baroudi, Eco Safe Food Safety Director and President of Food Safety Institute, International (FSI), has been meeting with industry executives and briefing the media on the benefits of Eco Safe ozone water disinfection technology.
He recently attended the Worldwide Food Expo in Chicago, IL from October 24-27, where 25,000 attendees from over 100 countries joined with approximately 900 exhibitors, in two co-located events: the American Meat Institute International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention; and the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition. He also completed interviews for leading supermarket and restaurant industry publications.
A distinguished food safety executive, Dr. Baroudi has held quality assurance and food safety positions with Yum Brands!, Vons Companies, Inc. (a division of Safeway Inc.), Harry and David, and Borden, Inc.
"This was a strategic opportunity to promote the benefits of ozone water disinfection technology to food production executives," said Dr. Baroudi. "Shelf-life extension, pathogen destruction, chemical and detergent elimination, and organic compliance with governmental regulations all add up to a Return-On-Investment that is being carefully considered by the top CEOs."
Michael Elliot, President of Eco Safe Systems USA, Inc., said, "We were fortunate to have Dr. Baroudi represent Eco Safe at this global forum.
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Dr. Ata Baroudi, President of Food Safety Institute, International (FSI), will offer a presentation on Eco Safe Systems USA called "Ozone: The Organic Silver Bullet for Food Safety and Profit," at the 9th International Halal Food Conference. The conference takes place in Skokie, IL from April 21 to 24.
Dr. Baroudi is a distinguished food safety executive who has held quality assurance and food safety positions with Yum Brands!, Vons Companies, Inc. (a division of Safeway Inc.), Harry and David, and Borden, Inc. He was selected for the Halal Food Conference based on his combined expertise in food safety and ozone water disinfection technology.
"Ozone water disinfection technology is of particular interest to the Halal industry because of its organic nature," said Dr. Baroudi.
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Dr. Al Baroudi, President of Food Safety Institute, International, added: "Ozonated water kills bacteria on contact, providing processors with a cost-effective way to eliminate bacteria at every point in the seafood processing chain. Dr. Baroudi has held executive quality assurance and food safety positions with The Vons Companies, Inc., Yum Brands!, Harry and David and Borden, Inc.
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"By killing bacteria on contact, ozone can provide the fast food industry with the necessary protection for eliminating the possibility of another deadly E.coli outbreak," according to Dr. Al Baroudi, President, Food Safety Institute, International (FSI). Dr. Baroudi has held executive quality assurance and food safety positions with Yum Brands!, Vons Companies, Inc., Safeway Inc., Harry and David, and Borden, Inc.
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Baroudi added, "At a time when some consumer victims are paying for this unneeded and uncontrollable agony with hospitalization, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), or even death, as well as when the nation's growers, restaurants and food retailers are suffering from millions in lost business, Ozone is a food-safety intervention that should be used for safety, prevention and to rebuild consumer confidence in the food industry."
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"By killing bacteria on contact, ozone can provide the produce industry with the necessary protection for eliminating the possibility of another deadly E.coli outbreak," according to Dr. Al Baroudi, President, (FSI) Food Safety Institute, International. Dr. Baroudi has held executive quality assurance and food safety positions with The Vons Companies, Inc., Yum Brands!, Harry and David and Borden, Inc.
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Baroudi added, "At a time when the California growers and food retailers are suffering from $100 million in lost business, Ozone is a food-safety intervention that should be used to rebuild consumer confidence in the fresh produce industry."
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According to Dr. Al Baroudi, President of Food Safety International (FSI), "After conducting several microbiological studies and testing, I believe the ozone system developed by Eco Safe Systems USA, when used as specified, is the silver bullet for the food industry in terms of food safety and bio-terror protection, that has been long awaited.
Advisor Bios
alpha.arrowsight.com, 16 April 2008 [cached]
Dr. Al Baroudi, Ph.D.: Consultant
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Dr. Al Baroudi, Ph.D.: ConsultantDr. Baroudi has extensive experience in the food industry as a quality assurance executive for both operating companies and the Food Safety Institute.Before becoming a consultant, Dr. Baroudi was a vice president & chief quality officer at the Food Safety Institute where he advised YUM Brands and implemented several health, nutrition, and food safety initiatives.At the Food Safety Institute, Dr. Baroudi directed programs for various international governments and corporations with a focus on food research and development, and quality assurance.Dr. Baroudi has also held executive quality assurance positions with The Vons Companies, Inc. and Borden, Inc.Dr. Baroudi holds a Ph.D. in Food Processing and Technology / Regulatory from Ohio State University and a M.Sc. Food Science and Technology / Microbiology from the University of California-Davis.
Yum! Brands Names Baroudi as Chief Scientific, Health & Regulatory Affairs Officer
biz.yahoo.com, 24 July 2003 [cached]
Yum! Brands Names Baroudi as Chief Scientific, Health & Regulatory Affairs Officer
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Brands today announced the appointment of Dr. Al Baroudi, 55, to Chief Scientific, Health & Regulatory Affairs Officer, a newly created role dually reporting to Joaquin Pelaez, Yum!
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Baroudi has over thirty years of domestic and international experience in agriculture and manufacturing, working with consumer products companies, the retail food industry, governmental agencies and professional institutions.His experience spans research and development, food safety, quality assurance and microbiology.
Baroudi also founded the Food Safety Institute, International and served as President and Chief Quality Officer where he directed food research and development as well as quality assurance programs for corporations and government agencies.Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Corporate Quality Assurance and Environmental Affairs for The Vons Companies, Inc., and for 15 years at Borden, Inc. in a variety of plant management, food safety and research and development capacities.
In his new role, Baroudi will oversee the strategic development and implementation of programs for scientific and regulatory trade for all of Yum!Brands worldwide.He will be a great resource for A&W All-American Food, KFC, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands.He will also support the implementation of health and nutrition programs around the globe, and the company's animal welfare initiatives.
"Dr. Baroudi is a respected leader in his field and brings a wealth of scientific and regulatory experience to this new position," said Pelaez.
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Baroudi holds Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Food Science and Processing, Technology, Microbiology and Agricultural Eningeering.Baroudi will be located in Louisville, Ky.
Al (Ata) Baroudi, Ph.D. VP, Food ...
www.foodsafetysummit.com, 30 Sept 2015 [cached]
Al (Ata) Baroudi, Ph.D. VP, Food Safety & QA The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
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