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Daniel Lee Herman

Daniel Lee Herman
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  • Country: Nigeria, Mexico, Myanmar & Senegal

daniel leeDaniel Lee Herman
Instructor, St. Johns River State College
Location: Orange Park, FL
Career Summary: Daniel has assisted companies with implementing HACCP/QA programs, seafood processing standards and sanitation procedures in the USA, Indonesia, Taiwan, Nigeria, and Brazil. He has also assisted with advisory and fact-finding trips to Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Senegal, The Gambia, Mexico, Guyana and El Salvador. He has experience as an instructor of seafood processing & quality/safety programs, PC software applications and Microbiology laboratory techniques.
As a team member, Daniel taught an ongoing Seafood HACCP course to over 340 members of the fishing/seafood processing industry.
Area(s) of Expertise: Improvement and modernization of food/seafood processing and related cold storage/distribution systems, building and/or integrating processing facilities to smoothly interface with fishing and aquaculture systems, transitioning facilities to E.U. and U.S. HACCP-based Food Safety & Quality Assurance Programs, assistance with exporting seafood products to the USA (FDA & Customs), technical analysis of raw material supply, logistics and quality issues, microbiology advising/analysis, seafood safety/quality workshops and seminars.
Education: MS, Applied Biology, The Georgia Institute of Technology
Language(s) Spoken: English

ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW
Name of project: Teaching Seafood Safety/Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) & Assisting with Transitions from Traditional to Modern Fish/Seafood Processing
Implementing Partner: Aquaculture without Frontiers
Duration of Assignment: Usually one to three weeks
Volunteer Assignment & Impact: Daniel assisted with transitions to HACCP Seafood Safety/Quality Systems. He also conducted presentations on U.S. Seafood Markets & Distribution.
Take-away messages/quotes: “You can’t build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery.” – Dr. Norman Borlaug, Father of the Green Revolution.