Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/23/2013 -- Jennie Helwig, Quality Scientist at MOM Brands was announced as a winner of the TraceGains’ food manufacturers and processors food audit contest. Food audits are serious business, but they are not without their mishaps.
TraceGains recognized the top audit submissions with a Kindle Fire HDX 7” tablet.
Helwig spent almost five years as a Food Safety Inspector for the State of Wisconsin. She audited large dairy plants, food processors, warehouses, grocery stores, and dairy farms. Helwig visited a rural dairy farm for what she expected to be a routine inspection. The only violation was that there was some standing water on the milk-house floor that needed to be fixed right away. However, before she could finish explaining the one violation to the farmer, one of the children, about 8 years old, broke away from the group and headed for the inspector. The food safety inspector was standing in front of the door, so she shuffled to the side, expecting the child to leave.
Helwig was horrified, “Instead of leaving, the child planted both of his hands on each of my breasts and squeezed about four times. I was so taken aback; I couldn't defend myself, step away, or say anything. The farmer grabbed the kid’s arm and pulled him back from me. Needless to say, the audit ended on an interesting note.”
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