Alfred Scoglio, BA, RS Founder/Owner

Alfred Scoglio holds a bachelor degree in Biological Science and is a Massachusetts Certified Teacher and Registered Sanitarian. He is the Founder and Owner of ALSCO Food Check Group. Scoglio began his company in 2002 after a long and successful career as a food safety regulator and consultant. He is willing and able to serve you as a Food Safety Consultant, HACCP Developer, Auditor and Certification Class Instructor. Here’s why:

Alfred J. Scoglio is a cum laude graduate of Salem State College, where in 1974 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Scoglio passed the Food and Drug Inspector Civil Service Exam in 1975, the Registered Sanitarian Exam in 1979, and worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Food and Drugs for over 22 years.

During Alfred’s career with the Division of Food and Drugs, he supervised the Massachusetts Dairy Plant Inspection Unit for seven years. There he instituted a program for monitoring antibiotic drug residues in milk for Massachusetts. He also worked to coordinate Massachusetts’ bottled water program in the mid-1980s. In 1983, Scoglio was appointed as his Division’s first Training Coordinator, in which he orchestrated a program to standardize state and local health inspectors in traditional and HACCP inspection approaches. Later during his state tenure, Alfred was the Division’s liaison with FDA Region 1 (New England) for food processor and food warehouse contract inspections.

Among his various accomplishments, Scoglio authored several guidelines and published articles that appeared in The Food and Drug Reporter. He was a voting delegate for Massachusetts at the 1997 Special Conference on Interstate Milk Shippers. He also penned the New Policy on Frozen Desserts for Massachusetts Boards of Health and developed policies and procedures for the vitamin fortification of milk in Massachusetts dairy plants. Alfred developed the 52-item Food Establishment Inspection Form, which was used by Massachusetts local and state inspectors for 2 decades in the conduct of restaurant and retail food inspections.

Prior to his appointment as trainer, writer, and supervisor for the Division of Food and Drugs, Mr. Scoglio began his career as a field inspector of restaurants, retail food establishments, food and beverage manufacturing plants, bakeries, food warehouses, learning the ropes and gleaning insight from the top experts of the day in state and federal regulation. While working his way up to Senior Inspector and finally Unit Supervisor, Alfred expanded his knowledge base and broadened his experience evaluating compliance in food & beverage facilities, dairy plants, and seafood operations, and in the investigation of food-borne illnesses, product complaints and suspected food and drug tampering cases.

Scoglio has received numerous training certificates from FDA in all arenas of food establishment inspection, and extensive training in FDA’s Seafood HACCP program, including the NOAA’s Seafood HACCP Course. In 2017, Alfred became PCQI Certified in the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) course. As such, he is qualified to develop, revise, and verify Food Safety Plans, as required by FDA for Food Processors and Food Warehouses.

Scoglio began his consulting career in 1999, working ten years for Massachusetts’ largest food safety consulting firm. As Vice President of Regulatory and Technical affairs, he served as Lead Auditor, HACCP Plan Developer and Regulatory Liaison.

In August of 2002, Alfred began his own food safety consulting business. ALSCO Food Check Group teaches Food Manager Certification & proctors Exams, develops HACCP & Food Safety Plans, conducts Third-Party Audits, and performs Contract Food Establishment Inspections for various South Shore towns.

In 2021 we celebrated our 20th year in business, with 45 years in the food safety industry including regulatory experience. We have certified over 2,000 students for Food Manager Certification and written over one hundred HACCP & Food Safety Plans for food processors and food establishments.

ALSCO Food Safety Check's Dr. Hamdy Solieman, Food Safety Inspection

Dr. Hamdy Solieman, Meat & Poultry Compliance Auditor

Dr. Hamdy Solieman received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1982 from Cairo University. He has 20 years of experience in food safety; as a Supervisor Public Health Veterinarian, Enforcement Investigative Analysis Officer, and Humane Handling Verification Auditor with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA. He also completed the course of Enforcement Investigative Officer in 2004 from College Station, Texas. As acting District Veterinary Medical Specialist, he conducted Food Safety Assessments as EIAO and Humane Handling Verification Assessments Auditor.

During his Federal service, Dr. Solieman was involved in various projects, developing and providing HACCP and SSOP training to food safety inspection personnel and industry. He started his career in 2002 with FSIS as an Inspector-In-Charge of an immense livestock slaughter and processing establishment in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. During these 20 years of employment with FSIS, he held many positions including Supervisor Public Health Veterinarian and Certified Trainer for State/Federal veterinarians and inspectors. Prior to joining USDA-FSIS, he owned and operated a fresh and cooked seafood store in New Jersey for 12 years.

Kathy DeVasto-Piemonte, AS, Food Safety Auditor

Kathy received an Associates of Science degree with High Distinction from Laboure College. She has been working as a food safety consultant for 17 years, and as a Food Safety Instructor for 20 years.

Prior to her Food Safety Consulting career, Kathy owned and operated a successful catering business for 15 years.

As a long-time food business owner and manager, Kathy is a vital part of ALSCO’s Inspection Team, conducting contract food establishment inspections for the many towns we serve. And with her ServSafe Instructor experience, she adds depth to ALSCO’s teaching & proctoring team.

In addition to her work with ALSCO, Kathy conducts Contract Food Inspections for 3 additional South Shore towns through her own company.

Dennis Smith

Dennis Smith, AS, Executive Chef, Food Safety Inspector

Dennis Smith started his career in the culinary field in Long Island NY.  He brings 40+ years of experience to ALSCO Food Check Group. He received his Associates Degree from Johnson and Whales, Providence RI in 1983. Dennis has been employed as an Executive Chef, Operations Manager and Food Service Director over the past few decades in several South Shore Restaurant Groups.

Chef Dennis holds a Food Manager Certificate and has 10 years’ experience conducting Food Safety inspections. Dennis is also a Veteran of United States Navy Submarine Service.

Dennis is a vital part of ALSCO’s Inspection Team, conducting contract food establishment inspections for the many towns we serve, along with thi Save rd party auditing.

Linda Scoglio, Office Manager, Auditor/Inspector

Linda is a highly qualified Office Manager bringing over 3 decades of experience to the ALSCO team. As a result of this background, her approach is both educational and supportive; and her perspective is unique and creative. Linda is able to organize, streamline and improve upon the day-to-day operations of ALSCO Food Check and has been a great asset in building our local business.

In addition to her job functions as office manager, Linda has been recognized by ALSCO for her commitment to self-educate by becoming certified in Food Manager, Food Handler, Allergen Awareness and Proctoring. She’s also been trained as an Inspector “Serving Safety to the Food Industry”.  Her systematic and well laid out approach offers clarity and an edge to those who need it.  Linda takes pride in providing the best experience possible for all who meet her.

Linda served in the United States Marine Corps where she worked as a computer programmer. Her service shows her dedication, determination, and commitment to whatever she puts her mind to.

David Johnson, BS, Marketing Director

David comes to ALSCO Food Check with over 17 years of food service experience including the supermarket and food retail industry. Besides working in restaurants, hospitals and catering establishments, David has also provided direct sales and service for corporate accounts such as workplace, hospital & collegiate dining.

One of his strongest talents is his ability to identify continuous improvement opportunities and seek solutions by seeing the big picture while knowing that every aspect of operational success requires attention to detail in all steps of the process.

David is CPR/AED trained, Allergen Awareness certified, Tips/Bars certified, as well as holds his food safety credentials in SafeMark, State Food Safety, Always Food Safe and previously ServSafe.

He graduated from vocational school with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism. When David is not busy serving safety to the food industry with ALSCO, he spends quality time with his wife and five children who have a love for the ocean and traveling. In his spare time David volunteers at his local church where he and his wife serve in Family Life which includes, Marriage Enrichment, Parenting Classes as well as children’s & youth ministry.

“Our mission at ALSCO Food Check Group is to build relationships, to serve and to educate our food industry clients allowing them to achieve compliance and grow their business.”

ALFRED SCOGLIO, FOUNDER

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