Traditional Foods for that Oh So Significant Time of Year

With Easter holidays upon us and fisherman from Cape Town gearing up to fish in time for the Easter rush one can’t imagine what an Easter holiday would be like without pickled fish be it Hake or Snoek there’s just no compromising when it comes to a portion of fish covered in juicy pickled onions! As significant as Fish has become to Easter there are as well many other dishes that one could sync with occasions all year round which brings me to the topic for my article this week…Traditional Foods for that Oh So Significant Time of Year ūüėõ

Despite the many cultures, religions and race groups existent in Cape Town, there will always be that one special dish that some days just wouldn’t be the same without, whether it be Pickled Fish for Easter or Koeksisters on Sunday mornings, there is always the perfect ingredient/ meal to compliment our occasions. When looking at the different seasons , festivities and events on my calendar, I have summarized and matched each of them with the one food item I think would suit these moments best! You are more than welcome to add in on the comments section at the end of the article should you feel that I have overlooked a traditional food for any significant occasion.

So to start off the year we had our first public holiday on 01 Jan which to me calls for a Braai or a Potjie! Yaaay Braai Kos, my ultimate favorite ūüėÄ Despite National Braai day September 24th, with it being new years day and people being in a chill mode recovering from the new years eve party, the best solution is to make a nice big fire, marinade some meats and sit back and watch it braai itself! Potjie kos on the other hand involves a bit more labor but even so one can still relax while having a Potjie on the fire, at least this one occasion calls for husband’s and boyfriends to be responsible for lunch/ supper, for once!

Lamb- potjiekos

Lamb- potjiekos

After our new years day Braai and Potjie we move up to Easter holiday for our share of fried or baked Snoek rested in vinegar pickled onions served with hot cross buns. On the eve of the Easter holiday one cannot help but crave into the aroma of people preparing this significant dish wherever you go and even though I do not celebrate Easter myself I always happen to have my fair serving of this traditional meal.

After recovering from the Easter fever we head into the Winter season where rain, wind and heavy clouds is the order of the day and keeping warm becomes a struggle Brrrr! With this said one immediately thinks of a hot bowl of creamy SOUP! Cream soup, Vegetable soup, Tomato soup any is welcome to top off a Winters day. Although it’s one time-consuming dish to prepare people never fail to do so after all what would cure the cold better than a hot mug of delicious soup?! I’m already excited for Winter this year ūüôā

Chicken Cream Soup

Chicken Cream Soup…

As I’ve mentioned I do not necessarily celebrate Easter but what I do celebrate annually with all Love and excitement is the celebration of EID which exists in the muslim religion. With this occasion I cannot even begin to list all the dishes associated with the event from oven baked Pie for breakfast to Breyani and Butter Chicken for lunch the list is endless. However what stands out most for me on the EID menu is a thick, hot and spicy CURRY! Yummy. Often served with Roti or White Basmati Rice a good curry to me is always a winner and the fragrances given off from the blend of spices used to cook this dish leaves you “testing” the pot one too many times!

Roti & Curry...

Roti & Curry…

After the EID celebration all goes quiet with the traditional food fevers until Christmas season arrives. For this season I think all things “lekker” and luxurious goes. After all Christmas is the heart of the holidays and people can afford to eat just about anything they crave for. Christmas day for me however could be matched to a delicious TRIFLE dessert enjoyed by almost all households on this day and like with the EID celebration one can’t seem to list the many other traditional dishes the Christmas menu has on offer.

Apart from the significant year round festivities there are also day-to-day occasions that seeks that extra special dish to top it off like Chocolate cake on birthdays, Akhni at Muslim weddings and Take aways on Friday evenings because I mean really who cooks on a Friday night? After a long week of work, chores and endless responsibilities we all deserve to take the easy way out for supper. One¬†last but certainly not least food tradition of all time is Chicken for SUNDAY LUNCH. Need I say more? Sunday lunch is not a lunch without some tasty fried, grilled or oven baked Chicken Breast, thighs or wings like only your mum has the secret to! it’s by far the one¬†item you just can’t seem to get enough of!

Sunday Lunch...

Sunday Lunch…

That’s a wrap of¬†my list of “traditional foods for that oh so significant time of year”.¬†I hope you have enjoyed reading my article and thank you for taking out the time to do so.¬†Happy Easter Holiday to all ūüôā¬†foodyfaheema.

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For the LOVE of Hello Kitty <3

A Hello Kitty “Hello”¬†to all! ūüėĬ†I am¬†hoping this post reaches you¬†in a Positive, Open Minded¬†and Cheerful mood. The topic for my article this week came about when¬†I spotted an exciting new¬†baking¬†product on the shelves and¬†decided to share it with you through my blog.¬†To those of you who do not know me personally, I¬†will have to¬†admit to my slight “obsession” with the cartoon character Hello Kitty¬†and to the rest, well¬†I am sure you have all witnessed it by now, big time. The famous character Hello Kitty¬†is well-known¬†by many for its Cuteness, Funk and¬†Girlish look and that’s exactly what it means to me, nothing more. If¬†this “look”¬†can come in the form of a cartoon why not??? From owning Hello Kitty¬†Underwear and Clothing, Bags and Accessories to Random Hello Kitty¬†items for my room, I must admit I do go a bit over board at times but guess what¬†I wouldn’t get rid of any of it, any time¬†soon! My favourite item of Hello Kitty¬†I owned was my 21st Birthday Cake ūüėõ which I had to get for myself, having to cut it up in the end was torture! at least¬†I could keep some pictures behind for memory. LOL¬†¬†¬†

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So you are probably wondering why on earth am I reading about Hello Kitty on a FOOD blog??? Well thanks to an interesting new product from Snowflake I was able to combine the two. Baking and Hello Kitty. I spotted this product on the shelve a few weeks back and decided to try it out not only because I enjoy baking but simply because its Hello Kitty so I could not resist it!  This new product is a Hello Kitty Cup-Cake Mix with all its trimmings. The product gives you the convenience of making delicious pink cup cakes including your items needed for decoration. I think this is the complete package for a Hello Kitty/Cup Cake lover? Indeed. I then purchased the Mix and could not wait to see the end result. The complete product includes a Pink Cake Mix, Pink Icing Sugar, 12 Paper Cups, and Six edible Hello Kitty Stickers with Sprinkles for decoration. On the packaging itself you can also see the simple method of preparation for both the Cup Cakes and the Icing as well as the additional ingredients that needs to be added to it. The Method is as follows:

You will need:

For Premix

  • 1 Extra Large Egg¬†
  • 60ml Cooking Oil
  • 100ml Milk

For Butter Icing

  • 125g Soft Butter or Baking Margarine
  • 20ml Milk

Premix Method:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Place Premix into medium mixing bowl. Lightly beat milk, oil and egg and add to premix. Mix with whisk for about 1 minute until smooth.
  3. Place paper cups into muffin pan. Spoon equal quantities of the mixture into paper cups, two-thirds full and bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Butter Icing Method:

  1. Place the soft butter or margarine into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric beater for 1 minute on high-speed until creamy.
  2. Add icing to butter/margarine and beat mixture on slow speed until mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Add the milk and beat approximately two minutes on high-speed until creamy.
  4. Decorate cupcakes with butter icing, then add the edible icing decorations and sprinkles.   

Makes 12 Cup Cakes

Product Packaging

Product Packaging

Me in the kitchen – A few days prior to making use of the cake mix, a dear friend of mine Jane ¬†jumped ahead of me and tried the product out for herself after I had told her about it before.¬†Looks like¬†my love for Hello Kitty¬†is rubbing off on someone! ūüėĬ†Considering that she made the cup cakes, I decided to¬†do something¬†different and prepare¬†a round cake from the mixture¬†using¬†one baking tin instead. This was not a bad idea as I was actually pleased with my creativity. I also thought that it would be much more efficient¬†to decorate a big cake with the decorations at hand instead of twelve individual cupcakes, of course it is all up to you. Preparing the cake was as simple as it looks on the package. The end result for the base of my cake was very satisfying, it was firm yet spongy with a¬†bright pink colour and¬†a delicious “ice cream like” taste even before adding the icing. The icing¬†itself I prepared according to the instructions but found it to be a bit runny,¬†for this reason I was not able to “pipe” it neatly onto the cake, which I was looking forward to the most. To ensure you do not make the same mistake I suggest you use 100g¬†of butter at first and not 125g¬†as stipulated in the method.¬† Anyway, at least it was still edible!

Cake Base

Base of the Cake

Cup Cakes

Janes’s Cupcakes

Final Product

My End Product

To prove just how “edible” Hello Kitty¬†can be I have included¬†a list of¬†other food items for interest sake which I came across online. I must say even I was surprised to see just how far¬†manufacturers would go to making creative food stuffs for their customers! Afterall, Who says food and Hello Kitty had no match?!

Burgers and Fries anybody?

Burger and Fries anybody?

 
 

Hello Kitty Icing Doughnuts

Boiled Egg has never looked this good before ūüėõ

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I’m sorry but I don’t eat SUSHI even if its Hello Kitty!

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Is this PASTA im seeing? Yes it is!

hellokitty-cookies

At least here is something to try at home?

Toaster

Pop! your toast is ready!

My 21st Cake 1

My 21st Birthday Cake ūüėõ

Hope you have enjoyed my post. I’ll leave you with the Liquorice Allsorts¬† slogan: “Play with your food, thats in order!” ūüėõ

Protein Foods VS Protein Supplementation

Hello to ALL. I hope this post reaches you in an Enthusiastic, Healthy and Fit condition. The topic for my article this week was requested from one of my readers who would like to know more on Protein Foods and Protein Supplementation specifically relating to Muscle Building and Weight Maintenance. I’m sure many of you have also given this subject some thought before as it often gets debated on, opinions and experiences will differ but I’m hoping to share some light and clarity on the topic.

So in order to compile a theoretical article like the one in process, even I had to do some reading beforehand on the topic itself to enable me to share trustworthy information with you. I must admit I too learned a thing or two as I was reading up and found some very interesting points regarding Protein. I think this post will specifically interest guys in general more so as they will be able to relate at some point. Firstly what’s important to understand is what Protein is and the role it plays in our bodies this way we will know why and how much Protein we should consume and also be given a better understanding of why a Protein Supplement cannot directly replace a Protein Food.

To define a Protein we can say that it is considered the most important Macronutrient¬†in our diet and is the building block for muscles and tissues as it allows our bodies to use energy, repair tissues and remove waste. The average person requires about 30 grams of Protein per day to run their Immune System and can differ from person to person depending on your end goal eg. an individual consuming Protein for the purpose of muscle-building will perhaps need more or less Protein than one who consumes it with the goal of loosing weight, and so on. The sources of Protein is thus also important. These sources can range from Meat (easiest form of Protein intake) and Vegetables to Grains and Poultry. Other sources include Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Eggs, Fish, Nuts and with a small contribution, Fruits. These forms of Protein may differ in its amounts it offers the body but are more likely to be a “complete protein” which offers all the amino acids the body needs.

Consuming small frequent meals is the optimal way to eat whether your goal is to lose¬†weight or gain muscle.To keep our bodies in constant balance throughout¬†the day, it is recommended to consume a complete Protein every three hours. For many people this is almost impossible which is where a high quality Protein Supplement can become helpful. The biggest advantage of Protein Supplements is not that they build more muscle than poultry or eggs but that they offer convenience in getting in the correct amount of proteins in a specific time frame. It is easier to drink a protein shake than it is to buy, prepare and cook whole foods. However, besides convenience Protein Supplements does not offer any major advantages over Protein Foods and there is no evidence that one cannot meet all ones protein needs through foods. As long as you can consume one complete protein every three hours with each meal it is not necessary to take in any Protein Supplements to get optimal results. I will acknowledge that Protein Shakes do offer the average “body builder” a convenient way to ingest protein thus allowing them to have their six meals everyday without having to ingest real food in all of them. With the correct Protein Shakes offering a variety of amino acids it is possible to follow a complete balanced diet using shakes. It is however important to consult with a Medical Practitioner such as a Nutritionist or even just your General Doctor before going off on buying all sorts of expensive supplements that may become harmful to your overall health. Remember protein intake differs from person to person and what works for the one may not have the same effect on the other.

Food Sources of Protein

When looking at the role of Protein in Weight Maintenance, the metabolism of protein foods is much more beneficial in weight loss than that of a protein supplement as it requires digestion and allows your body to burn more calories in the process compared to protein shakes which are already pre-digested. The two major differences between Protein Foods and Protein Shakes can thus be Digestion and Fat Content. Eg. When eating a Steak the amino acids are slowly digested and taken up as the body breaks down the protein in the Meat. This allows for a more slower, steady release of amino acids into the bloodstream which is important when ones goal is to lose body fat.

To simply justify the¬†consumption of Protein¬†Foods over the intake of Protein¬†Supplements I have listed a few “Pros and Cons” as follows:

1. Pro: Convenience- In most cases drinking a protein shake is faster, easier and more convenient than preparing a full balanced meal. It is also a healthier option to drink a protein shake instead of skipping a meal or having a less nutritious alternative such as a fatty burger. To get even better nutrition it is recommended to have a fresh fruit or whole grain snack together with your shake.

2. Con: Limitations-¬†Protein Shakes are limited in what they can do for you and your body as you will not lose¬†weight if you don’t reduce your net calorie intake and you will not tone and develop muscles if you don’t excercise¬†and train regularly. You might end up in the dilemma¬†of the Protein Supplement contributing to fat gain rather than muscle gain. Thus the best way to use shakes is to include them as part of a comprehensive plan that will help you reach and maintain your fitness and health goals for long-term.

3. Pro: Weight Maintenance- Protein Shakes typically contain fewer calories than full meals and with Protein being the most satiating nutrient it can keep you fuller for longer periods compared to Carbs or Fats. Thus consuming lesser amounts of food.

4. Con: Nutrition Loss- Nutritionally most protein shakes does not measure up to complete meals as protein foods can at the same time offer you healthy amounts of fats and carbohydrates as well as other naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. A protein shake will not contain the same level of these much-needed goodness.

In Conclusion, you are probably¬†anticipated¬†to know what should you be consuming to get in the correct amounts of Protein, when and how much? Well for a “routine diet” it would be recommended to at all times have a Breakfast, a Lunch and a Dinner meal consisting of a real food item. A breakfast may consist of Eggs and Oatmeal, Lunch of Chicken, Brown Rice and a Legume while Dinner can be some Fish, Baked Potato and some¬†Brocoli. That shouldn’t be too difficult right? In fact it was the simplest eating plan I came across to share with you. In between these main meals you can then have your protein shakes so that you fulfill your 2-3 hour meal requirement. In the end¬†always ensure that your protein shakes intake does not exceed your protein food consumption.

Below I have included a Basic Recipe¬†for a home-made¬†Protein Shake that serves as a guide to making your very own Protein Shakes! ūüėõ The choice of ingredients is all up to you¬†and it’s always¬†good to try the different variations. Common ingredients for shakes are usually Skim Milk, Almond Milk, Soy Milk, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Peanut Butter and a Fresh Fruit to add some flavour.

1. Select a base for the shake eg. which Milk or Yogurt you are going to use. Milk will give a thin shake while yogurt will make a much thicker shake.

2. Choose a protein rich ingredient such as cottage cheese or peanut butter to add to your base.

3. Raw egg is most commonly used in protein shakes but is optional yet highly recommended to add to your shake.

4. To make your shake unique and appetising to down, add your choice of chopped fruit pieces. Bananas are always good in shakes as it adds a thick consistency and gives off a pleasant flavour. Fruits such as berries, oranges and apricots may also be used.

5. To give your shake an even higher boost of protein grate in some Nuts of your choice or add a table-spoon of Oatmeal to your ingredients.

Add all your ingredients to the blender at quantities of your choice and blend for 1 minute until smooth.

Examples of Protein Shakes

Tip: Drink your shake immediately after preperation as the nutrient content will be higher, avoid letting it stand over.

ENJOY!!! And Good Luck on fulfilling all of your Protein needs. I am indeed looking forward to getting feedback from you. foodyfaheema ūüôā

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My First Official Work Experience in the FOOD INDUSTRY by foodyfaheema

Greetings Fellow Bloggers. ūüôā After brainstorming an interesting topic for my article this week, I decided upon giving you a brief summary of my first official work experience in the FOOD Industry thus far. In a previous article of mine dated June 18, I shared my experience of “Life as an Intern” so this to me was a suitable topic to follow it up with. As I recently (April 2013) graduated and received my National Diploma in Consumer Science: Food and Nutrition, I was officially qualified in my field of study and was now able to go out and seek employment with the much-needed¬†knowledge and at least, a Diploma to show for this. Fortunately for me “job seeking” was not such a hassle like its known to be and I soon found something to start off my working career.

In February this year, while awaiting to receive my National Diploma, I was lucky to start out at a Noodle & Pasta Manufacturing company not too far from home, thanks to a concerned classmate Mariam Khan¬†who had an ear open for me:). I must say it saved me many trouble and worries to have been offered this job before seriously having to search here and there. It has been seven months now and I’m indeed grateful to have been a part of the Industry so far and to have received the basic exposure a graduate needs in the beginning. To start off with, I was fairly excited and anxious to begin my journey at a new company. Having had five months recent work experience from Air Chefs as part of my course, it gave me a boost of confidence to carry out my duties that were required in the work place. My main position at the company is a Junior Quality Controller, amongst others. This requires the Establishment, implementation and Record Keeping of Food Safety Documents. Here and there I also get involved in a bit of Admin and Training of workers. Through my experience thus far, I have learnt more about the general world of work and how exactly theory unfolds in real life situations. It has been somewhat of a mix feel at times whereby there were challenges to face sometimes without any guidance and on the other hand I would simply enjoy being able to apply my knowledge gained through my studies.

I can say for sure that the work place is unpredictable and that nothing no Lecturer or Textbook can prepare you for it. It merely takes practical experience to become familiar with the many situations work throws at you. Learning to deal with the many different people within your company can also become daunting and other times a pleasure, believe it or not it also helps to know a bit Psychology! I think that to be successful¬†in the work place one has to enjoy and take pride in ones work and the rest will follow. This does not mean you have to be excited to get up for work every morning no, that’s rare, it just means having a positive attitude towards your work and being able to act in that much-needed professional manner as soon as your working hours commence. Many times one is expected to do more than what you are required to, sometimes it gets noticed other times maybe not but in the end it will grow oneself into a good employee. It is also important to have a care towards the company you are working at, its products, staff etc. as in the end this will show in your work. As a graduate specifically we all have an end goal that we want to reach that is why we are working, a Cleaner for example does not want to clean for the rest of their life and so on. Therefor I can advise you to always keep your end goals in mind and work towards them even when it gets tough. My main point to any new employee would be willingness to start from the very bottom and to humble oneself as in the end it will pay off and the reward will follow.

From here I am hoping to gain further work experience before doing my fourth year of study. Who knows I might even go further than that. With the right mind-set, positive attitude and hard-working¬†qualities we can all become successful¬†in our workplaces. I hope that you could relate to my post in some way or another and that you will pose any questions or comments of concern. foodyfaheema ūüôā

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AWESOME FOURSOME :P

Howdy.

When going solo shopping recently I came across an exciting new product that I couldn’t wait to share with you this week. Read up foody people, here comes a bonus!

Upon sitting down for a full course meal, the word “dessert” never really fancies my tastebuds. Its either too expensive or complicated to make or is simply too rich in taste for my liking. However, when spotting this product on the shelve and reading how simple it is to prepare, I decided to try it out and see how it comes to the table. And to the tummy! ūüėõ For a quick promo, this new dessert is called Chocolate Velvet Dessert and is a product from the brand First Choice , sold at Pick n pay stores only. The dessert is available in a Vanilla flavour as well but I think its the “Chocolate” in the name that made me weak! The main feature of this unique product is its versatility and ease. From just 1 single litre you are able to Whip it, Shake it, Mousse it or Freeze it!This means you can either prepare a pudding, a milkshake, a mousse or your very own ice cream! Making it an awesome foursome!

I was rather indecisive when choosing which I will prepare and decided to do half ice cream, half pudding. If you are more experimental unlike me, you can even prepare all four of these exciting forms using the same basic content. The choice is yours. So you are probably wondering when is the “recipe” coming right? Well, there is NO recipe! You simply chill the product in its carton before whipping it to a thick consistency. From here you can decide whether you want to freeze the mixture over night and enjoy an ice cream, refrigerate it for 2 hours and get a smooth pudding, add fresh milk to the whipped mixture and stir for a milkshake OR for a mousse, add 20 ml dissolved gelatine to the mixture and allow it to set for 4 hours and… Vwolaaaaah! You’ll own the dessert table.

At first the sound of “instant” ice cream didn seem too apetising for me either, infact I thought the whole product was just too good to be true until I prepared it myself. I loved it an so did my family and we finished it in no time, guilt free. This product is definitely proof that dessert need not be any hassle. Now that I’m aware of this deliciously convenient item I will certainly not hesitate to prepare a dessert in future. I am looking even more forward to tasting the vanilla one as well! So, the next time you feel like spoiling yourself without all that extra cost and effort, try out this new product as I’m guaranteed you will LOVE it! To spice it up I attached a few pictures below of the final product I prepared at home so I’m hoping it apetises you enough to go out and get it! Remember, the proof is in the pudding!

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Ice Cream Scoop

Ice Cream Scoop

Pudding portions

Pudding portions

“The life of an intern” and so on…by foodyfaheema (Part 1)

Howdy fellow bloggers! Remember me??? Haha. I know. When looking at the date on which I last posted I go…”Noooo? Really?!” and am certainly not smiling about it. When I first started blogging I was fairly excited and really determined that I would be able to provide a post for my readers at least once a week, unfortunately I failed myself as well as them, at sticking to this. Actually, there’s only one simple explanation for my absence. STUDIES!!!¬†Believe it or not. Third year of studying in the Food Science field has really taken up most of my time and to be honest ,blogging was the least of my worries even though it too counted towards my academics. However, it really did bother my conscious that I was not committing¬†to my readers. APOLOGIES foody people!!! Starting this week, I am hoping to get back in swing and keep you as my readers anticipated with interesting articles that you can expect more frequently than what you’ve gotten used to. So, watch the space!!! (the sound of that scares me) LOL.

To start off my “come back”, the obvious thing that came to mind on what to blog about this week would be my INTERNSHIP in the Food Industry. Yeah. After all the hard work and sacrifice that came with studying, I have finally reached the point where I can go out and work in the industry to apply the knowledge that I have gained through my studies. I must say, it was quiet a mission to find a place to complete my internship at but I eventually found a suitable company at which I will be working for the next five months. Starting on 23rd July 2012, I was considered as a staff member at a company called Air Chefs which is based at Cape Town International Airport.¬†Despite a certain downfall of working for this company, I was really excited to start my internship at a place like this. Being the “over prepare” freak that I am, I did some research on the company before entering into it, reading about the company and what it does made me even more excited to start off my “Life as an intern” .

For the benefit of your knowledge, Air Chefs¬†has been in operation since 1986 and currently provides in-flight catering requirements to various domestic and international airlines. With over 20 years of experience in the airline catering business, the company produces 40 000 meals per day for over 140 flights making it the largest in-flight catering company in South Africa. After my two-week stay at the company thus far, I am able to give you a brief overview of my experience up until now as well as some information on the company itself. Air Chefs¬†has implemented a fully documented HACCP¬†food safety system. This entails monitoring the compliance of hygiene and quality control processes from procurement from their suppliers, transportation to their facilities and through the entire production process until the food is delivered to the aircraft. The company also produces a wide range of special meals that cater for the unique dietary, ethnic and religious requirements of the passengers. Upon reading these interesting facts about what the company does, I was quiet¬†keen on seeing how it unfolds within the working area and I am fairly amused at what I’ve observed thus far. The company is indeed adhering strictly to all aspects of HACCP¬†and this¬†can be proven in the quality of food they deliver. When going back to a previous post of mine dated 14 March 2012, you will have read more on my interest in HACCP as a career choice.

Working at Air Chefs¬†is thus a suitable area for me to apply what I have studied with regards to quality control of food as well as to learn around the many other aspects I am yet to know about. This is basically where my role as an intern at the company comes in. To assist the Quality Controller (QC) on board in ensuring that critical control points are monitored and that everything gets recorded on a daily basis. At first I was quiet overwhelmed by all the paper work that is involved in HACCP but after realising the importance thereof it all made sense to me and allowed me to show further interest. On a day-to-day basis I am involved in accompanying the QC in monitoring and updating the areas of control that ensures the safety and hygiene of the food that goes out. Here and there I am also able to complete tasks by myself thanks to the QC’s who have shown me the basics within these two weeks.

furthermore, I have adapted quiet well to the working area, the staff and the work itself. Oh, and to the sound of the planes continuously passing over my head! Lol. Overall, my experience thus far has been pleasant and at the same time challenging in a unique way. Now that most of the “orientation” has passed by I am looking forward to my stay at the company and to learning many new things and meeting many different people. I am hoping to keep you further informed on my journey as an intern…and so on. You are welcome to pose any questions, comments or suggestions regarding this post and I will be sure to follow it up with. foodyfaheema

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