Impact – 2021 Quarter 2

Newsletter

The 2021 Quarter 2 issue of Impact includes articles on:   CMMC Update Together for Sustainability IATF New Sanctioned Interpretations
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ISO 27001 Webinar

Event

The world we know has changed significantly in the past six months regarding Cybersecurity.  With the Global impact of the Solarwinds and the Regional impact of the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware issue along with the Biden Administration Executive Order for Cybersecurity  – the magnitude of the gaps and heightened awareness are at an all-time high.  Are […]
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No Revision for ISO 9001:2015

Blog Post

The  ISO/TC 176/SC 2 “Strategic Planning and Operations Task Group” (SPOTG) conducted the regular systematic review of ISO 9001:2015 and made a recommendation to confirm ISO 9001:2015 without changes. The ballot closed 5/1/21 and approved those recommendations. The results were published 5/3/21. More information can be found at https://committee.iso.org/sites/tc176sc2/home/about.html.
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Veronica Ramos

DQS Team Member

Verónica has over 20 years of experience in the Food Industry working as Quality/Food Safety team member, as consultant, trainer, and as third-party auditor. She is also Approved Trainer Provider for BRCGS.

Verónica is currently working as Food Safety Sector Manager for DQS Inc.

Her experience includes the implementation, training, and auditing of Food Safety Management Systems based on International Standards such as BRCGS, FSSC 22000, IFS, and others for the Food, Packaging, and Storage and Distribution sectors.

Her experience includes working in industries related to the production of meats, beverages, flours, dry ingredients, bakery, dairy, etc.; as well in the manufacturing of packaging materials and other consumer products.

She has published some articles in recognized Food Safety magazines, and has wide experience in delivery trainings, conferences, and as speaker at forums to all levels of the organizations in the US, Canada, and Latin America.

Verónica recently received the Award of the “BRCGS Auditor of the Year 2020”.

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SMETA-SEDEX

Standard

The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange Database is a worldwide platform to exchange ethically sustainable production information in the supply chain.

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Impact – 2021 Quarter 1

Newsletter

The 2021 Quarter 1 issue of Impact includes industry articles on topics such as DQS Cyber Security Inc. Phoenix Lighting Assisting with Pandemic Efforts SQF and FSSC Version Updates DQS Inc. Multi-site certificates MEP National Supplier Scouting
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HACCP Certification Webinar – Overview of Implementation and Non-Accredited Audits

Event

Companies committed with the Food Safety and regulatory compliance but not ready yet for the implementation and certification of a GFSI recognized Standard can opt for a non-accredited audit of the Food Safety/HACCP Program based on Codex Alimentarius Principles. The Codex Alimentarious for Food Safety is the basis of any Food Safety Management System that […]
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FSSC 22000 Version 5.1 Webinar – Expectations for New or Upgrade Audits.

Event

The GFSI recognized certification scheme FSSC 22000 is constantly improving to adapt to the needs of consumers, industry, and global regulations. For those seeking first time certification, or to maintain your FSSC 22000 certificate, you should be aware of the recent changes to the scheme and what the expectations are during the audits. FSSC 22000 […]
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Sandeep Pauddar

DQS Team Member

Sandeep Pauddar has over 25 years of work experience. His recent experience includes GRC management, Internal and external audit experience, project management (including  bidding, writing SOW, budgeting, scheduling, risk management and people management of large teams, and delivering high-quality projects on time) in IT and Wireless Telecommunications areas. He has demonstrated the ability to work with offshore teams, including setup, training and supervision of teams in Romania, Turkey and Germany and reporting to executive management.

  • ISO27001 Lead Auditor registration with PECB for ISO27001 standard
  • Data Protection Officer registration with PECB
  • PMP and ITIL certifications
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) Professional
  • Performed GDPR/ CCPA Assessments
  • Managed large teams of over 100 employees to deliver high-quality projects to clients. Responsible for management of the following areas:
    • Bidding, negotiations with customers, SOW creation, defining SLA agreements
    • Hiring and enabling the team to deliver
    • People management: Training, Scheduling, Performance management, ramp up and ramp down
    • Risk management
    • SLA management and KPI presentation to executives and customers
    • Working effectively across cultural boundaries in diverse challenging environments
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