About MELISA Talavera

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  • What is your current job title? GAP Food safety Clerk
  • What is the Highest education level obtained? Bachelor's Degree
  • Field of Study or Degree obtained? Crop Science
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  • 2020 - 2023
    California Fresno State University

    Bachers Plant Science

    Relevant Coursework: Aspects of Crop Productivity, Crop nutrition, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Economic Entomology, IPM, Soils, AG Water, Plant Propagation, Fertilizers & Pesticides.

  • 2017 - 2019
    Hartnell College

    Associate of Science- Agricultural Production

    Relevant Coursework: Agricultural production, Ag Laws & Regulations, Vegetable crop production, Plant Biology, Soil Science, Plant Science, Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition. Achieved PMA Certificate of attendance.


  • 2022 - Present
    Taylor Farms California

    Food Safety Documentation Clerk

    Collect and review all food safety documentation for Grower/ Supplier verification program. Ensure GAP compliance from suppliers and outside growers. Organization and maintenance of data. Communicate documentation issues to internal groups and suppliers. Assist in Mock recalls and customer data request. Assist in approval of spot purchases of raw product. Approval of daily harvest schedules for both Retail and Foodservice raw teams. Enter sample and lab data of micro daily results. Assist receiving teams in multiple locations of scales (San Juan Bautista, Baja, Gonzales, Yuma, Salinas Retail and Foodservice)

  • 2017 - 2021
    Ramco/ Norcal

    General labor- Strawberry Harvest

    Harvested and handled strawberries. Picked and packed freshly cut- ready to eat strawberries in clams carefully enough to not bruise fruit. Worked by piece rate during peak of the season and hourly as crop production decreased. Made sure that the strawberry picked was ready to be harvested and of ideal quality.

  • 2017 - 2017
    Sakata Seed America


    Scout field, crop progress reporting. Aid in raising high quality yield seed crops. Performed sample submissions, printing of labels. Weighing of seed and allocating to proper sample lots.