Alberto Ricón

Alberto Ricón

Food Safety Superior Technician

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About the author

Specialist in nutrition and food hygiene. He Graduated in Veterinary Science at the University of Zaragoza and he has a lot of experience in this field.

He worked as Commercial Technician for 10 years at the multinational company Roche. There, he carried out technical advice in terms of nutrition and animal pathology.

Later on, after two selection processes to work as a veterinarian in Castilla-La Mancha, he started working as a Food Safety Technician since 2002 in Guadalajara and he is currently a Chief Auditor.

For 7 years, he managed to combine his professional career with helping others to prepare for exams in veterinary science, medicine and pharmacy. He has created a wide range of technical and judicial topics that are necessary to pass this selection process.

He has also completed the following courses:

  • Postgraduate in Environmental Engineering
  • Master in Organic Livestock Production
  • Infringements and Sanctions in Food Safety
  • The European Union
  • Administrative Acts and Producedures
  • Citizen Care
  • Office Tools.

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Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin and Cyanocobalamin) is one of the vitamins that belongs to the B complex. It is available in four different chemical forms in nature: cyanocobalamin, methycobalamin, hydroxocobalamin, and adenosylcobalamin. There is a huge population of bacteria (Bacteroides and Bifidobacterium genus) in the intestinal tract that can produce B12. However, it is mainly located in the large intestine (specifically …

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Kombucha is a fermented drink made from tea or a sugary infusion. The fermentation is performed with cultures of bacteria and yeasts that provide this drink with a wide range of vitamins, enzymes, minerals and essential organic acids. What is kombucha? food and supplements have very peculiar ingredients: bacteria or fungi from adaptogen genera and species, that is, innocuous. Their …

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Dandelion is an herbaceous plant whose roots and leaves have been used for centuries as a natural remedy against digestive problems. What is Dandelion? The vegetable species taraxacum officinale is usually called wild chicory, although it is also known as dandelion. It belongs to the compound or asteraceae family, one of the plants with more therapeutic and natural uses. If …

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Chitosan is a type of fiber that could potentially help to prevent obesity. It creates a gel that holds the fats from food, preventing their absorption and excreting them through the stool. What is chitosan? Popularly known as “fat magnet”, chitosan is a natural fiber extracted from the exoskeleton from some crustaceans. Above all, its interest lies in its effects …

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Echinacea is renowned in the world of natural medicine due to its immunostimulating properties. Echinacea has become more and more popular in the last few decades in the fields of dietetics and phytotherapy. In fact, it is one of the most effective natural remedies in a field where there is a lot of competence. Its use in traditional medicine started …

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Beta-carotene was the first carotenoid whose pure form was obtained in a laboratory. The scientist Wackenroder isolated it in 1831 with the structure of micro-crystals using a carrot sample as substrate. What is a carotenoid? Carotenoids are chemical substances which are mainly responsible for the variety of yellow, orange and red colors from vegetables. Although they can also be responsible …

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These are the best food sources of folic acid, a vitamin that belongs to the B group and which plays an important role in our organism What is folic acid? , also known as vitamin B9, folacin or folate, is an outstanding component from the B vitamin complex. Therefore, it is a water soluble substance. Like other vitamins, folic acid …

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Saffron or crocus sativus is one of the most used spices in the Mediterranean diet. It is used in natural medicine due to its antioxidant, digestive, anti-inflammatory, immuno-regulating and anti-spasmodic properties. Currently, its bulbs hold an important value. What is saffron? Saffron is also known as “red gold” and its scientific name is Crocus sativus. We are talking about an …

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