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Labeling Specialist


Lisle, IL


Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats Division is currently looking for a Labeling Specialist in Lisle, IL.


The Labeling Specialist ensures that all product labeling (film, labels, cartons and other) is in compliance with USDA / FDA regulations. Works closely with cross-functional groups (R&D, Graphics, Marketing) in the development of new products, updated formulations and all related packaging materials. Prepares and processes label approvals (USDA, Temporary, CN, Generic) and reviews and approves all graphics for government compliance. Acts as a resource across Corporate and Plant locations, providing Regulatory guidance and fielding technical questions. Effectively manages project timelines and priorities.

Key Accountabilities:
•Review and approve all labeling materials to ensure regulatory compliance
•Prepare, submit and track all USDA label approval requests
•Field regulatory questions from internal stakeholders and across plant locations
•Ensure accuracy of ingredient statements and nutritional data
•Maintain approval database, e-library and labeling logs
•Work closely with R&D to maintain formulation database
•Research and respond to consumer inquiries (nutritionals, ingredients, allergens)
•Participate on cross-functional project teams
•Research regulatory matters as indicated
•Act as point of contact for CN / CFIA / Export approvals and questions

AM I QUALIFIED TO BE A LABELING SPECIALIST? To be considered for this position, you must meet the following requirements:

•Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in a related field required, with 3-5 years of USDA / FDA Labeling experience. Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree (10+ years direct Labeling experience without a degree).
•Strong working knowledge of USDA regulations
•Sense of urgency; ability to manage multiple priorities
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Self motivated, with strong communication and problem-solving skills
•Knowledge of Genesis, Product Vision or other formulation applications preferred
•MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


At Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats Division we are always looking for talented associates. We are committed to recruit, retain and promote employees with a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences. We seek individuals with outstanding characteristics of leadership and a bias toward action. The successful applicant should desire a broad base exposure to all aspects within the business enterprise while taking pride in ownership of results within a cross functional team.

Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats Division is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats Division participates in the E-Verify program



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