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Manager Quality and Food Safety
Norpaco, Inc - Middletown, CT




Norpaco is a growing company and a manufacturer of gourmet foods like: stuffed olives and peppers, cheese and meat panini rolls, party trays, Italian salads. We sell to brokers, food service and private label customers.
Norpaco is located in beautiful central Connecticut and convenient to 5 major highways.
We provide medical, dental, disability and life insurance, 401 (k) savings plan, and paid holidays.
If the following duties and responsibilities match your experiences, send us your resume and become part of a team that helps us grow. __ Required : Haccp and SQF certified and experience managing employees
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  • Manage the Safe Quality Program (SQF) Certification Program with the goal of maintaining the highest SQF rating.
  • Validate, verify and review quality management and food safety systems to ensure regulatory compliance, policies and procedures.
  • Manage pre-operational and operational inspections of all processing areas to ensure proper Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures (SSOP) and Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP) are being followed. Implement corrective actions immediately * Manage daily and weekly HACCP program to ensure proper recording and verification. Serve as the HACCP Coordinator for the facility. * Responsible for the food safety of all products and processes, and specification compliance on ingredients, packaging and finished goods. * Responsible for communication of quality and food safety standards to plant personnel through training, corrective actions, production monitoring and product evaluations. Coordinate annual employee training programs for GMPs, HACCP and other food safety and quality issues as necessary. * Manage daily allergen control program to ensure proper recording and verification. * Manage daily, weekly and quarterly sanitation program to ensure that proper chemicals and procedures are followed. * Conduct bi-monthly pest control inspections and perform required documentation. As needed, discuss program updates with the pest control vendor. * Conduct yearly mock recall exercises. * Conduct raw material inspections at the Shipping and Receiving Department. * Ensure compliance and record keeping for all mandated quality checks, testing samplings and sanitation activities. * Perform internal monthly and quarterly food safety audits and follow-up on corrective actions. * Maintain strong presence on the production floor. * Oversee direct reports to endure the department is properly scheduled, staffed and trained to handle their daily responsibilities. * Serve as the key contact with agency personnel (USDA, FDA) in resolution of regulatory issues and requests. * Manage the food label approval process according to government regulations with daily review and approval of labels used in production. * Partner with Planing, Production and Warehouse teams to maximize results. * Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends and best practices by reading relevant periodical and articles and access the impact of these changes to audit compliance.

Job Type: Full-time
Required experience:

  • Food Safety and Quality: 3 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Job Type: Full-time

Local candidates only:

  • Middletown, CT

Required experience:

  • Food manufacturing in the Quality Department: 3 years

Required license or certification:

  • SQF and Haccp certified

Required education:

  • Bachelor's


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