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Manager-Quality Assurance - Lakeside Foods Minnesota





This position is responsible for management of the quality control functions and quality control personnel at the Brooten production facility.  Specific duties will focus on the development and maintenance of the in-house food quality programs with emphasis on raw product preparation, thermal processing, sanitation and freezer applications to ensure all products meet food safety and quality standards. 


  • Ensure all Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations as well as Lakeside Foods Policy and Procedures related to food safety and quality are followed at all times. 
  • Ensure the proper application of 21 CFR 113 processing, including proper equipment, proper calibration for CCP monitoring equipment, proper application of the filed scheduled process, etc. 
  • Ensure updated and proper application of all SSOPs, bacteriological monitoring and investigation, and sanitation inspections. 
  • Ensure the maintenance of all quality control programs, procedures, documentation, and statistical records including X-Bar Charts. 
  • Review all daily processing records to ensure compliance to 21 CFR 110, 21 CFR 113, customer specifications, Lakeside Foods Policy, etc. 
  • Determine the quality level of product and assign grades based on Lakeside Foods Policy and Procedures. 
  • Assist in FDA, USDA, State, Third Party, internal, and customer audits and inspections. 
  • Communicate real-time quality data to all affected departments to ensure customer specifications are continuously met. 
  • Thoroughly investigate and respond to customer complaints on a timely basis. 
  • The quality manager is responsible for ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements, industry regulated standards, and overall food safety and quality functions 
  • Ensure proper management of held product, storage condition, and quality of labeling, packaging, and shipping operations.



  • A Food Science degree or Technical courses in Chemistry, Bacteriology or a related field, with one or more years of practical experience or a combination of both. Knowledge of vegetable freezing is preferred. 

   Language Skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and the general public. 

   Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

   Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 


Lakeside Foods offers competitive pay and benefits package. If interested apply here






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