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Food Safety Quality Assurance Specialist
Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corporation - Rancho Dominguez, CA

 

 

 

As North America's largest Asian-inspired prepared foods supplier, Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. (“AFCFC”) provides consumers with an industry leading selection of diverse ready-to-eat meals. With over $700 million in sales, approximately 350 employees and a presence in more than 3,300 supermarkets and other food service establishments, AFCFC is positioned to innovate and grow, now and in the future. AFCFC provides a dynamic working environment with competitive salaries and benefits; our employees enjoy opportunities for professional growth.

Food Safety & Quality Assurance Specialist

Play an imperative role in the development, monitoring and enhancement of food safety and quality programs for AFCFC franchised and AFC internal operations. Ensure applicable operations are implemented in accordance with the guidelines constructed by the FSQA Manager and Senior Management. Support the management of third party and internal food safety auditing programs; directly coordinate with team counterparts in establishing trend analyses, conducting one-on-one and group training sessions and the creation and implementation of policies and procedures to drive improvement of the overall Food Safety and Quality systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with compliance team and cross-functional divisions in heightening the internal food protection program and suppliers’ performance
  • Examine and qualify potential suppliers’ ingredient proposals
  • Lead in maintaining the internal wholesale program compliant in accordance with subscribed food safety schemes and regulatory mandates
  • Provide technical expertise relative to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and food safety evaluations
  • Manage, monitor, and investigate consumer reported claims
  • Communicate and liaison with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies pertaining to new and existing legislation
  • Conduct regulatory research and provide support to ensure products meet regulatory requirements
  • Conduct scientific studies, compile results, and formulate reports to facilitate process and/or ingredient changes
  • Formulate data trend analyses; identify gaps, and develop viable action plans
  • Maintain and develop policy updates in accordance with customer, regulatory and third-party schemes
  • Conduct assessment audits of central DC, retail, and supplier facilities
  • Perform validation activities to support and drive continuous improvement of the internal food safety programs

Qualifications

  • BA/BS Degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, Public Health, Microbiology, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Quality Assurance or Public/Environmental Health with an emphasis in Food Protection
  • Proven analytical and leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passionate and high-energy with the ability to lead
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic business environment
  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience in food chemistry and microbiology
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills combined with an aptitude for multi-tasking
  • Working to proficient knowledge of food safety regulations and schemes: SQF, BRC, GMPs, HACCP
  • Working to proficient knowledge of 21CFR101, 21CFR110 and 21CFR123
  • Able to travel approximately 25%
  • Skilled in Microsoft office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • HACCP and SQF Practitioner Certification is preferred
  • REHS, RS, or CP-FS Certification is a plus

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Quality Assurance: 3 years
  • Public Environmental Health: 3 years

 

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