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Work experience

  • Planning, Organizing and Conducting, Internal American Institute of Baking International (AIBI) Food safety Inspections across more than 35 sites of Central Processing Plant facility. ** For 35 Sites Refer APPENDIX - I
  • Liaise with AIBI inspector for the Internal/External AIBI inspections and Follow up for the completion and implementation of the corrective action of Inspections.
  • Organizing, Planning and Conducting Internal Quality Systems audits, Dairy Farm Audits (Almarai and Contract farms).
  • A dynamic professional with rich experience in handling of documents related to Dairy operations and Bakery operations.
  • Upkeep the proper functioning of the Q-pulse ( Documents /Site modifications activities and trouble shooting)
  • Responsible for preparation of Laboratory Manual Methods for the Central Processing Plant #01 & Central Processing Plant#02.
  • Maximizing utilization of available resources.
  • Closely monitoring of Quality related issues across sites in operations.
  • Delivered Technical Q pulse trainings to internal Almarai staffs.
  • Report preparations – Daily & Weekly and monthly.
  • Written & published number of review/ popular articles in the area of interest – Dairy and Food     Technology.





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  • Deshmukh S., Thakur G., Kumar N., Raghu H V.,Kaur G., Pradeep Kumar, Balhara M., Kouser S., and Vinay Singh.(2013).Screening Of Enzyme Based Assay For Detection Of Enterococci In MilkInternational Symposium on Frontier discoveries and innovations in microbiology and its interdisciplinary relevance (FDMIR-2013) during 17-20th Nov 2013 at MDU, Rohtak, India.
  • Deshmukh S., Thakur G., Kaur G., Detection of Enterococci in milk” National Referral Centre for Milk Quality Assurance.(National Agricultural & Industrial Project-India-2014).
  • Getika Thakur, Shailesh Deshmukh and Naresh Kumar. (2013).Conventional and Rapid Methods for Detection of Enterococci in Dairy Products”. Training Programme on Current quality concepts for ensuring safety of livestock products held at NDRI karnal on 8-20th April, 2013.Pp 160-165.
  • Thakur Geetika, Deshmukh Shailesh, Balhara Mandeep, Kaur Gurpreet, Naresh Kumar (2014). Chromogenic Based Novel Liquid Medium for Detection of Enterococci in Milk”, Elsevier-Journal of Microbiological Methods.
  • Thakur Geetika, Deshmukh Shailesh, Raghu H V., Balhara Mandeep, Kaur Gurpreet, Naresh Kumar (2014).Chromogenic Based Novel Liquid Medium for Detection of Enterococci in Milk” Brazilian Journal of Microbiology.
  • Kouser S., Balhara M., Raghu H V., Kumar N., Thakur G., Lawaniya R., Khan A., Deshmukh S. and Sharma P. K. (2013). “Two stage enzyme assay for detection of Listeria monocytogenes in milk products”. International Symposium on Frontier Discoveries and Innovations in Microbiology and Its Interdisciplinary Relevance (FDMIR-2013) during 17-20th Nov 2013 at MDU, Rohtak, India. Pp. 313.
  • Raghu HV., Naresh Kumar., Geetika thakur,Mandeep Balhara, Ramakant Lawaniya, Pradeep Sharma, Alia Khan, Avinash, Nimisha,Shivani Arora , Vinay Kumar singh, Shabnam Kouser, Shailesh Deshmukh (2013).

Innovative Test Kits/Assay for Microbiological Quality Assurance in Dairy Industry, 27th National Training Manual on Innovative Approaches in Processing and Packaging of Milk and Milk Products, Pp124.

  • Reviewed Dairy Microbiology Division subjects developed for E-course of B. Tech. (D.T.) under National Agriculture & Industrial Project, New Delhi.  

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