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Food Safety Specialist Ė Phoenix, AZ




Food Safety Specialist

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Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)

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Sprouts Farmers Market is seeking a qualified individual for a Food Safety Specialist who will be responsible for reporting to the Food Safety Manger and Business Protection Department in the implementation and activities related to food safety. The Food Safety Specialist will be expected to assist in establishing and assessing Sprouts Food Safety policies within the Support Office, stores, and with vendor partners. Additionally, the Food Safety Specialist will be expected to evaluate and report on Sproutsí activities as they relate to good manufacturing and retail practices.  The Specialist will be expected to coordinate with regulators such as local health jurisdictions and the FDA regarding regulatory audits and compliance. In addition, the Food Safety Specialist will be assigned to duties in relation to internal audits and 3rd party audits, providing instruction and assistance to employees and management.

Essential Functions

  • -Assess and implement food safety programs in stores to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • -Conduct internal and external food safety evaluations
  • -Review HACCP plans and SOPs for external food providers and stores
  • -Review 3rd party and regulatory audits for external food providers and stores
  • -Complete reports on food safety evaluations of stores and vendors
  • -Conduct trainings and presentations for staff relating to department policies
  • -Communicate with regulators and establish compliance relationships
  • -Assist in maintaining FSMA compliance at Sprouts Distribution Centers
  • -Work with Support Office departments in generating and evaluating current practices

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements




High School Diploma or GED.

Working knowledge of the CDC/FDA risk factors for foodborne illness, and their prevention in a retail setting.

At least 2 years conducting food safety/quality assurance inspections, evaluations, and trainings.

Must have a working knowledge of FDA Food Code, USDA, and other industry specific regulations.

Must have a food safety, HACCP, Registered Sanitarian, SQF, or comparable certification.

Must be able to interpret and enforce Federal, State, and Local regulations relating to food safety.

Must be able to identify critical control points in food flow and implement food safety protocol via verbal and written means.

Be willing to travel up to 50% of the time, visiting Sprouts locations and vendors.

Strong verbal communication skills, must be high energy and able to adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Ability to review and establish standard operating procedures with regard to food safety.

Ability to work with vendors and business partners.

The ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Proficient in Work, Excel, and PowerPoint.




Bachelorís Degree in Science, Food Safety, or comparable field.


In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities for career growth
  • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
  • Participation in Telemedicine: Teledoc
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 


Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

  • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
  • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

Why Sprouts

Grow with us!

If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmerís market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.





The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sproutsí management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.




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