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Food Safety Specialist - Midland/Odessa, TX Region-01C7Z






This position is based in the Midland/Odessa Region

The Food Safety Specialist administers all food safety and sanitation activities in our retail stores to ensure compliance with established laws, regulations and policies and procedures; maintain the standards for safe food and a healthful environment for all guests, team members and partners.      

         Conducts frequent and unscheduled food safety inspections and sanitation audits of assigned stores with particular emphasis on those stores with high risk, unusual cleaning supply movement, evidence of pest problems, customer complaints, regulatory action, history of non-compliance and referral by management 

         Review audit results with key store personnel and provide support to correct deficient conditions

         Monitor and assist Store Management with compliance 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

         Monitor all third party chemical and pest control partners for compliance to our standards

         Possess knowledge of approved chemicals to demonstrate proper cleaning and sanitizing techniques

         Assist store response to regulatory inspection deficiencies using management discretion, knowledge of health regulations and operational capabilities

         Develop and maintain active relationships with local, state and federal health officials in all states of responsibility

         Maintain channels of communication with State and local health regulators to provide for quick action to correct and prevent regulatory violations

         Actively participate in regulatory meetings in all local municipalities assigned 

         Inform regulators about Company processes designed to promote food safety

         Stay current on regulatory requirements for food safety and store sanitation to provide necessary direction to Store operations management

         Assist assigned stores with guest complaints, disasters and emergency procedures 

         Assist as requested with investigations of food-related illness claims to determine and implement corrective action

         Review recall bulletins which have a health hazard classification

         Participate in any staff meetings, store director and department meetings, and career advancement program training meetings

         Maintain channels of communication, encouraging store team members to ensure we maintain a proactive stance in all areas of food safety 

         Perform other duties as assigned by upper management



         Bachelorís degree required in public health, environmental health, food science or equivalent with a minimum of 30 hours combined in the fields of Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, Food Technology or equivalents

         Experience in retail, compliance, public health or food safety preferred

         Must obtain all professional licensure required by local law or regulations

         Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in completion of job duties as well as lifting 20-30 lbs. 

         Must be able to sit, stand or walk for extended periods of time

         Must be able to drive a vehicle and maintain a valid license

         Must possess CP-FS (Certified Professional-Food Safety) credential

         Familiarity with grocery retail experience preferred

         Knowledge of state food regulations, HACCP and food science required

         Willing to work towards obtaining an REHS/RS (Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian) credential 

         Ability to read, interpret and enforce city ordinances, state and federal food safety laws

         Must be able to interface effectively with a wide variety of personnel

         Ability to work with team members in a diplomatic manner and provide solutions to maintain compliance with regulations 

         Possess ability to communicate concepts, systems, procedures, etc., in various training environments

         Must be flexible to various working conditions with the ability to adapt quickly

         Must be very detail oriented and possess excellent analytical skills

         Strong analytical skills required for data interpretation and analysis 

         Well organized, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines

         Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills

         Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly

         Ability to accept supervisory coaching related to performance, work habits and attitude

         Ability to function as a team member and get along with others

Ultimate Service         Superior Performance         Positive Impact


 Store Support Center

Primary Location



 United Supermarkets




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