Jose Amorim

Work History

Work History
Jan 2003 - Oct 2008

Specialist technician in Laboratory of Food Microbiology and Unit of Surveillance and Control

National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge

Surveillance and control of food safety and quality in public and private units (hospitals, kindergartens, basic schools and universities, centers of social care services, central administration, industry and private operators);

Trainer in Food Safety and Computer software subjects;

Elaboration of reasoned opinion and scientific advice to requests of the National Authority on Food Safety (ASAE) and other official and private entities;

Representation of the National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge in Food’s team work of National Environmental Health Action Plan (NEHAP) 2008-2013;

Responsible for document elaboration and management of activities carried out, forming the Laboratory of Food Microbiology’s system of accreditation (ISO 17025);

Creation and management of website content of the Department of Food and Nutrition.

Apr 2002 - Jan 2003

Trainee (professional period of training in real context of work, with final evaluation Very Good)

National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge

Surveillance and control of food safety and quality in public and private units (hospitals, kindergartens, basic schools and universities, centers of social care services, central administration, industry and private operators);Creation of Check-list for evaluation of food safety hygiene and conditions of installations, equipment and manipulation of food.

Education

Education
2006 - Nov 2008

Masters Degree

Universidade Autonoma de Barcelona

Dissertation Human Factor and Food Safety.

The Human and the Human Behavior as Hazard for the Food Safety.

Oct 2002 - Oct 2003

Postgraduate

Instituto de Formação Continuada em Saúde and Universidade Autonoma de Barcelona

History of the Food, Anthropology of the Food, Ethno nutrition, Food and Groups of Nutrients, Food Safety, Social Food Diseases, Nutrition in the Different Ages of Life, Mediterranean Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Functional Foods, Probabilities and Statistic using SPSS.

Skills

Skills

IT Expert

Proficient user of applications for text processing, spreadsheet, presentations and graphics treatment. Knowledge about creation and management of databases and websites. Immediate understanding of new applications. Skills acquired in performance of professional duties  (elaboration of official information documents, management of contents on the National Institute of Health website, creation of databases of analytical results, editing in Adobe InDesign the Portuguese version of the Five Keys to Safer Food) and through the following trainings: Portal b-on (Dec 07), Advanced use of Microsoft Excel 2000 (Oct 04), Advanced use of Microsoft Word 2000 (Sep 04), Web Site Creation (Oct to Dec 02), Presentation Techniques (May 01), The Internet and the Globalization of Agricultural Markets (May 99), Word Processor, Database and Spreadsheet (Aug 90), Initiation to Operating System MS-DOS (Jul 89) e Initiation to the Computers (Jul 89).

Trainer of Food Safety

Certificate of professional for trainer (EDF 18638/2000) with 400 hours of training experience.   Professional Training Course Techniques of Evaluation in Training (Nov 05 - Feb 06) and Professional Training Course Pedagogical Training of Trainers (Feb - Mar 2000)

Food Safety Systems

Design, planning and implementation of food safety systems.

Objective

Work on Food Safety and Food Quality.

Training and auditing food safety systems.

Review HACCP systems.

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2008 - Sep 2008

F4ST - From Farm to Fork Food Safety Specialist

F4ST - Food Safety Specialist Training Programme
Feb 2008 - Apr 2008

Meat and Poultry Processing at Retail

Association of Food and Drug Officials, USA
Jan 2008 - Jan 2008

Enhancing participation in Codex activities

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) / World Health Organization (WHO)
Jul 2007 - Jul 2007

Laboratory issues for Epidemiologists

World Health Organization – WHO Lyon Office for National Epidemic Preparedness and Response
Apr 2007 - Apr 2007

Foodborne Diseases – Perception, Experience and Investigation

Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge
Dec 2005 - Feb 2006

Internal Auditors of Quality (ISO 9001)

Serga - Serviços, Organização e Informática, Lda
Nov 2003 - Mar 2004

Quality, Environment, Occupational Health and Safety

Soprofor – Sociedade Promotora de Formação, Lda