Eastern Division has an opening for a Food Safety Specialists
located in Lanham, Maryland.
Assist the Food Safety Manager in administering all food safety and
sanitation activities in assigned division to ensure compliance with established
laws, regulations and corporate and division policies and procedures;
maintain the standards for safe food and a healthful environment for all
customers, associates and vendors.
•Conduct frequent and unscheduled food safety and sanitation audits of
•Review audit results with key store personnel and provides assistance to
correct deficient conditions.
•Communicate inspection results to the Legal Department and/or division
management for follow-up and support.
•Monitor and assist stores to comply with local, state and federal food
safety and health standards, including personal hygiene and hand washing,
temperature control of potentially hazardous foods, cross contamination
control, pest control and chemical use training.
•Regularly communicate with Division staffs on bio-security issues and
•Stay abreast of regulatory requirements for food safety and store
•Monitor regulatory inspections and provide direction to stores for the
resolution of noted deficiencies.
•Provide regular updates to the Manager/Director of Food Safety of all
regulatory trends and actions that impact the business.
•Review recall bulletins which have a health hazard classification for
accuracy and completeness. Ensure distribution of and adequate response to
health hazard recalls through the Division Recall process.
•Review store sanitation evaluation reports provided by pest control and
sanitation supplies vendor representatives.
•Implement plans to address noted deficiencies to ensure compliance with
Company policies and applicable health regulations.
•Assist as requested with investigations of food-related illness claims to
determine and implement corrective action.
•Participate in division staff meetings, store director and department
meetings, and career advancement program training meetings.
•Prepare food safety and sanitation discussion topics for weekly sales
messages and division meetings.
•Introduce and administer individual store, district and division food
safety and sanitation incentive programs.
•Monitor Food Safety and Sanitation self-inspection and record keeping
requirements including service deli hot case temperature logs, training
verification forms, and store food safety and sanitation green binders.
•Assist in preparing food safety and sanitation and pest control summary
reports for store, division and corporate personnel.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
•Degree in public health, environmental health, food science, or equivalent
•1 - 2 years' experience or education in food handling, sanitation, or
public health preferred
•Must obtain all professional licensure required by local law or
•Familiarity with grocery retail experience preferred
Skills and Experiences:
•Must possess ability to motivate others to achieve desired results.
•Deal effectively with a wide variety of people on a daily basis.
•Strong analytical skills required for data interpretation and analysis.
•Computer skills in word-processing and spread sheet software preferred.
•Possess excellent communication skills, including oral and written plus
the ability to speak effectively before groups.
•Must be able to interface effectively with a wide variety of personnel.
Possess ability to communicate concepts, systems, procedures, etc., in a
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Vary depending on geography
•Work may be performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
•Must sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
•May spend long periods of time at desk or computer terminal.
•May use calculators, keyboards, telephone, and other office equipment in
the course of normal workday.
•Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of
•Workday is fast paced, some evening and weekend work may be required.
Closing Date: May 5, 2015
Respond to: Interesting candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of work being performed by associates assigned to this job classification.
They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths
and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe
that building successful relationships with our customers and our
communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. And a
diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well
as mutual understanding and respect.
We provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other
conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability,
veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally
We support a drug-free workplace - all applicants offered a position are
required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.
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