Alvin Chok, Food Safety Manager at Walmart Canada, is our latest graduate of the BRC Global Standards Professional programme. We had an opportunity to find out more about his role and what this qualification means to him.

What is your current role?

Food Safety Manager at Walmart Canada

Why did you join the BRCgs Professional Programme?

I joined the BRCGS Professional Programme as part of a continuous learning initiative at work.

What value do you personally feel the BRCGS Professional certification brings to you?

Personally, this certification is an excellent motivation for me to keep learning. But the most valuable experience is the journey to complete the programme with my colleagues as we all learn and develop together.

How has/will the recognition programme impacted your work?

I can use the tools that I learnt through the courses in my day to day responsibilities. It has also broadened my perspective in the wide spectrum of the food industry.

Would you have completed the component courses anyway?

Absolutely. As these courses are very much relevant to my profession.

How did you get to your current role?

Prior to my current role, I was working in the food manufacturing industry for nine years. I have been in poultry processing, bakery, egg processing and egg grading. I had the opportunity to take up leadership roles in both Quality Assurance and Production.

What is your educational background?

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science from the University of Manitoba.

What are your career ambitions/aims?

My objective is to continue to develop and improve food safety by collaborating with other professionals.