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Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager

Paula Ardila is the Quality Assurance Manager at GA Foods, her mission is to ensure the food is always safe for our customers overseeing that the daily production follows our standard procedures from receiving to delivery. Paula is a Microbiologist with experience in food safety and regulatory compliance, she will make sure we are meeting the FDA and USDA requirements. She loves spending time with her family and traveling is one of her passions.

Recent Posts

The Cold Chain Process Keeps Your Members Safe!

Posted by Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager on Jul 9, 2020 10:48:53 AM

Many older adults rely on home-delivered meals to help them recover after a hospital stay or manage chronic conditions. Before selecting a home-delivered meal provider, you may want to learn how they prepare their food:

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Topics: The Cold Chain, Food Safety, Safety, Older Adults

The Cold Chain and the Best Practice in Serving Rural Customers

Posted by Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager on Mar 14, 2018 2:08:00 PM

Is this how you are delivering meals to your seniors?

One of the foremost challenges facing seniors aging in place in rural areas is food safety. In this context, food safety includes satisfactory dietary requirements, reliable food intake, proper food storage, transport, and handling. For seniors to receive proper nutrition, each of these areas must be adequately satisfied. Luckily, home meal delivery services tailored to seniors, like SimpleCook™, make health and nutrition easy and efficient.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, The Cold Chain

Best Practices in Food Safety

Posted by Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager on Jul 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When it comes to food preparation, one can never be too safe. As evidenced by Chipotle's norovirus outbreak, foodborne illness has the potential to harm consumers and devastate a business's bottom line. The manner in which food is handled during the preparation process plays a significant part in determining its on-the-plate integrity. Sure, some of the blame for foodborne illnesses can be cast upon food suppliers that fail to grow, cleanse, store and deliver ingredients in the proper manner. Yet the main onus of food safety is on those who actually handle the food immediately before it is served.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Best Practices

The Beginner’s Guide to Food Safety

Posted by Paula Ardilla, Quality Assurance Manager on Apr 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Even though the United States has one of the safest food supplies in the world, it is still exposed to environmental hazards. Education and training are among the most important aspects in preventing foodborne illness.

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Topics: Food Safety, Food Safety Best Practices

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