Responsible to oversee Central Kitchen's Food Safety and Sanitation
programs in accordance with accepted Good Manufacturing Practices as
mandated by government agencies, food safety laws, and Company policy.
Establish and maintain processes to monitor, verify,
measure and report on all aspects of food safety and regulatory
compliance in Central Kitchen.
Bachelor's Degree (Required) Food Safety
Environmental Health, Microbiology or related area or equivalent
combination of education and/ or experience.
Three years experience
in developing, implementing, and/or training on food safety, food
science, environmental health or related experience.
Food Safety certification required; Hazardous
Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification, Registered
Environmental Health Specialist (REHS), and/or Registered Sanitarian
(RS) strongly preferred.
Responsibilities and Essential Duties
Monitor Central Kitchen's food safety plan as mandated by the Food
Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including all verification and
validation activities; identify potential biological, chemical and
physical hazards that can jeopardize the safety of products.
Create and maintain reporting on key food safety measures (i.e. HACCP,
Food Safety audit results, corrective actions, etc.) and lead efforts
to drive continuous improvement.
Provide direction and guidance to Central Kitchen in areas of food
safety and quality issues to assure product is appropriately protected;
perform root-cause analysis to identify and implement corrective and
Monitor key elements of the allergen cross-contact prevention program
including ingredient labeling, segregation, storage, cleanup
process, verification of cleanups, and validation of cleanups, and
on-going verification and validation of the entire allergen control
Coordinate Central Kitchen environmental microbiological program
including the coordination of all sampling, the tracking of results,
the implementation of corrective actions, and the on-going verification
and validation of the program.
Conduct on-site food safety and quality assurance (QA)
audits/inspections against Company policies and procedures and food
health code regulations. Perform Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) testing
of food-contact surfaces and equipment; track, chart and log ATP test
Assess associates current food safety practices during audits and train
on proper food safety and QA procedures per Company policies and
procedures and food health code regulations.
Maintain current knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and
Food Safety best practices; make recommendations to improve current
programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance.
Knowledge, Skills Abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Good organizational,
prioritization, presentation, attention to detail, and multi-tasking
skills. Ability to work independently, identify
and solve problems, and maintain working relationships with internal
associates. Must be knowledgeable in local, state and federal food
safety and sanitation related laws and regulatory requirements.
Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May
be required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The associate is
frequently required to sit/stand/walk. May be required to travel. While
performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to an
office environment and/or retail setting (varied temperatures) and is
exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee will be exposed to
refrigerated/freezer coolers on a frequent basis. The noise level in
the work environment is usually low to moderate.
Food Safety equipment (i.e. thermometer, chemical test kit, alcohol
swaps, pressure gauge, flashlight, etc.)