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Director of Food Safety - Millsboro, DE

  1. Mountaire Farms
  2. Careers
  3. Director of Food Safety

Job title: Director of Food Safety
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Job Requirements

The Director of Food Safety is responsible for promoting a consistent culture of excellence with regard to product quality and food safety in the production environment. It is responsible for directly influencing and leading Quality Assurance staff in the processing facilities. This position is responsible for developing and/enhancing the company’s quality and food safety management systems capabilities and services that meet the needs of the organization.  This position in addition will ensure that the company meets or exceeds USDA FSIS regulatory requirements for microbiological pathogens in raw chicken post-chill and point-of-pack & labeling requirements.  Additional duties include but are not limited to:  

  • Act as the technical liaison and subject matter expert in communications with suppliers, customers and internal departments.
  • Develop and maintain the crisis management and recall programs
  • Prepare the organization for future needs and challenges related to food quality and safety as defined in the company’s strategic plan
  • ensure that the company meets or exceeds USDA FSIS regulatory requirements for the secure and sanitary processing of raw poultry, ensure compliance with export regulatory
  • ensure that our Animal Welfare program us effectively implemented as verified by successfully passing 3rd party annual audits with a score of 95% or better

Necessary Skills

  • DVM or PhD in applicable field
  • Minimum of 3 years working in applicable field
  • Working Knowledge of USDA regulations pertaining to poultry production
  • Working knowledge of Global Food Safety Initiative Food Safety programs
  • Subject matter expert in the area of Food Safety testing and interventions in both plant and farm applications
  • Established relationships with industry and government colleagues


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