Khan Said

Khan Said

Food Safety Specialist at Freelancer
Lives in Al Wakrah, Qatar

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About me

Experienced food safety manager with a commercial focus, specializing in helping large conglomerate succeed in their aspirations whilst keeping their customers safe. Over seven (07) years of progressive experience including 03 years in catering and restaurants (UAE), with a bachelor of science in Biotechnology.
Skilled in quality assurance, food safety, implementation of hazard analysis & critical control points (HACCP), ISO 22000, and ISO 9001 standards, associated OPRP, GHP, GMP, HALAL assurance, validation and shelf life of food products, verification of food safety and quality systems, auditing, business process improvements, leadership, supplier site visit audit, training on basic food handling and storage, personal hygiene and food microbiology.
Demonstrated expertise in delivering programs that support regulatory compliance to various standards and legislation; addressing customer needs by effectively problem-solving and determining root causes; designing and communicating effective food safety control programs to meet consumer, regulatory, and operational requirements.


8 years and 11 months

  • Food Safety Specialist

    Freelancer - Al Wakrah, Qatar

    F&B kitchen
    July 2018 - Now · 1 year and 6 months

    Expertise knowledge in the ISO 22000, HACCP, and ISO 9001; Good knowledge in all food processing techniques; can create food safety/ HACCP plans, PRPs and developing SOPs; Implementation of food safety and quality standards; posting articles and training related to food safety and hygiene on professional media like LinkedIn etc.

  • Food Safety Manager

    Kamat & Gazebo Management Services LLC - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    May 2015 - June 2018 · 3 years and 2 months

    Developed the company’s food safety management system HACCP and quality management system ISO 9001:2015, HALAL assurance and regulatory compliance including two central kitchens and 26 restaurants to assure safe and quality food products for customers Inspected and recommended improvements in the designing and layouts of the company's 13 restaurants (new opening) for legal and standard compliance Chaired all internal food safety and quality audits, 3rd party and supplier’s audits, and regulatory inspections Collaborated with food control departments, vendors, customers, and experts to ensure food safety Motivated activities to influence positive food safety and quality culture Coordinated and led the company’s quality and safety complaint system originated from customers and consumers including investigation and closure of the complaint within the defined timeline Established key performance indicators and implemented preventive and corrective actions to eliminate the root causes of poor quality and safety issues Mentored the food handlers and staff through defined career progression and internal development plan Achievements: Implemented and developed food safety management system HACCP reducing the risk of food-borne illnesses Improved the quality of products by upgrading the company’s QMS to its latest version ISO 9001:2015 Achieved HALAL assurance certificate for the company to be the 1st certified Indian restaurant in UAE Identified and restructured HACCP plans for over 400 recipes to reduce/eliminate potential food hazards

  • Research Associate

    Sarhad University of Science - Peshawar, Pakistan

    Administration & General
    April 2012 - March 2015 · 3 years

    Planned, approved, and executed lab experiments to aid ongoing and upcoming research projects Developed new methods and research protocols to enhance the efficiency of lab experiments Performed data collection, processing, and statistical analysis, including setting up data for analysis, selecting an appropriate method and judging validity and reliability of data Established standard research practices enabling visibility and accessibility of data and research findings to internal and external parties Initiated and maintained liaisons with other departments and collaborators to maximize project success

  • Quality Control Supervisor

    Ariana Mineral Water - Kabul, Afghanistan

    Administration & General
    December 2010 - February 2012 · 1 year and 3 months

    Ensured the physical, chemical, microbiological and organoleptic tests related to the purified and mineralized water before and after filling Monitored mineral dosing parameters, preparation of mineral solution in concentrate tank for daily injection and online control to TDS, pH, etc Inspected incoming chemicals, water nutrient minerals, caps, labels, and cartons for ensuring the quality of its acceptance as per the standard specification Monitored chemical storage, inventory and verify the MSDS and certificate of analysis for its quality; report for non-conformity, causes, and corrective action taken Conducted training workshops on quality control and laboratory techniques


  • Bachelor of Science

    University of Malakand - Pakistan

    September 2006 - October 2010


3 languages

  • Urdu

    Native or fluent

  • Pushto

    Native or fluent

  • English

    Full professional

Personal information


  • Pakistani


22 skills

  • BRC
  • Calibration
  • Catering
  • Change management
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Communicative
  • Corporate hospitality
  • Development
  • External Communication
  • Food audit
  • Food Quality
  • Food Safety
  • Food Safety&Hygiene;
  • GMP
  • HACCP Training
  • ISO 22000
  • ISO 9001
  • partnership building
  • Quality audit
  • Quality Control
  • Research skills
  • Testing
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