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Nutrition Specialist and Food Labeling - Pennsylvania
DeLallo Foods

 

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Nutrition and Food Labeling Specialist is responsible for creating nutrition facts panels for new items, reviewing, updating and approving food product labels. This position will develop mandatory label information and review claims to ensure accuracy and compliance with 21 CFR 101.12(including new FSMA regulations), state and local regulations, as well as company policy. To the betterment of products and our brand, this position will communicate with multiple teams dedicated to product and label development on accuracy and compliance matters, as well as record and report to management on consumer inquiries and concerns, label issues and compliance results.

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Review, interpret and evaluate food product labels (to include nutrition panel, ingredient information, food statement and health declarations and general food regulations, etc.) to ensure accuracy.
  • Obtain and verify nutritional information with software program and/or by collecting from vendors.
  • Review, interpret and evaluate labels and packaging to ensure compliance with federal, state regulations
  • Develop mandatory label copy which includes product name, weight statement, ingredient statement, allergen declaration, kosher, nutrition facts panel and claims that meet government requirements and standard of identities. This includes ensuring compliance with all label related health and wellness claims.
  • Closely inspect artwork, graphics and text of existing and proposed product labels to ensure accuracy and regulation compliance (to include nutrition panel, ingredient information, food statements, health declarations, allergen information, etc.)
  • Act as company expert in all aspects of product labeling and compliance including, but not limited to, regulatory directives on nutrition and ingredients.
  • Communicates up-to-date knowledge and interpretation of current and pending labeling regulations. 
  • Responsible for obtaining USDA/FSIS label approval, temporary approvals and extensions for U.S. products and assisting Canadian labeling team with approvals for products exported to Canada.
  • Work closely with internal departments (Buying, Marketing, Art and Design teams) to ensure that all product labeling and packaging plans adhere to company policy and federal regulations.
  • Investigate and respond to external (consumer) inquiries and concerns about DeLallo product nutrition, ingredients and claims related to labeling.
  • Immediately report potential insurance claims to management.
  • Collect, record and submit to management label deficiencies, consumer concerns, compliance results, etc. to help drive product compliance, as well as brand and product improvement.
  • Maintain regulatory documentation related to ingredients, formulations and labels to ensure compliance to company policy and federal regulations.
  • Collect, validate and maintain nutrition information and ingredient database.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best food labeling practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance.
  • Develop and update appropriate food labeling policies and procedures as needed.

 

Required Skills

 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superior proofreading, organizational, time management and analytical skills.
  • Customer service and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to operate and maintain more than one database of information.
  • Knowledge of food product development and processes, food safety and allergens.
  • Candidate should be detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects at once.
  • Communicate and collaborate efficiently with customers, coworkers and all levels of management.

 

Required Education & Experience

 

  • Bachelorís degree in food science, nutrition or related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in regulatory and/or nutrition preferred.
  • Experience with new FSMA labeling laws preferred.
  • Experience with Nutrition Database programs.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Must have a valid driverís license without restrictions.

 

Company Overview

The George DeLallo Company was founded with the ideals of offering true authentic Italian foods with unmatched quality and consistency. The company has maintained a constant presence in the Specialty Food industry for over 60-years and is dedicated to offering the highest quality products on the market today as well as exceptional service. Whether it is found on traditional Italian grocery items such as olive oil, pasta, vinegar, tomatoes, or on our complete line of cured olives and antipasti, the DeLallo label guarantees consumers authenticity, quality, and consistency.

Today, DeLalloís original Jeannette, PA specialty retail store remains a vibrant and beloved part of the community and DeLallo products are distributed throughout the country. Come grow with us!

If you enjoy being part of a great team, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and excel at providing excellent customer service, we want to talk to you! We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOIN THE DELALLO TEAM TODAY!

Apply for employment with Delallo by filling out this form!

Please download, fill out, and attach this general application in the message box above. All applications without this application will be ignored.

File to be downloaded, filled out and attached above:
Employment Application.pdf

 

Stay in the loop

Tel: 1 (877) 355-2556E-mail: onlineorders@delallo.com

George DeLallo:1 DeLallo Way, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666

 

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