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Quality Assurance and Food Safety Director - Hartford, CT 06114

Hartford Based Foodservice Distributor




Quality Assurance and Food Safety Director Ė Hartford Based wholesale distributor providing produce, dairy, butter, eggs, cheese, specialty goods and value added/fresh cut produce items to the foodservice and retail industry. We are a family run organization that has been in business since 1976. Since 2006, we have successfully launched a value added/fresh cut operation that now employees over 40 people and is continuously growing year in and year out.

We are now seeking a Quality Assurance and Food Safety Director for our company.

Job Description:

The QA Director will ensure Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPís) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPís) are developed and maintained throughout the entire organization. You will ensure that personnel are trained to follow GMPís, HACCP and SOPís and ensure food safety procedures are implemented, practiced and documented daily. You will follow, maintain, and revise HACCP program to ensure quality production of our value added products are consistent with established standards.

You will also be responsible to maintain our GFSI certification which was acquired in 2019.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Performs quality reviews of documentation and practices to ensure compliance with all state, HACCP, GMPís, SOPís, FSMA, Allergen controls, SQF and GFSI regulations and standards.
  • Maintain an organized filing system to ensure all information is readily available at any time to support company needs.
  • Work closely with production personnel and well as warehouse personnel to identify problems and corrective actions. Willing to be hands on and assist staff with the corrective actions and not just simply identify them.
  • Responsible for the preparation, oversight, assistance and review of all food safety Audits from Third parties.
  • Responsible for continuing maintenance of HACCP, GFSI and GMPís for the facility including production and distribution.
  • Documentation of processes at the facility insuring that proper procedures and documentation are being applied to all products.
  • Monitor Vendors to ensure quality standards are meet.
  • Making sure that Incoming Goods and Inspection programs are being followed and maintained.
  • Develop and maintain systems to assure facility meets all USDA/FDA/GFSI/SQF requirements and regulations.
  • Organizes and performs GMP, sanitation, and food safety self-inspections throughout the departments and corrects or issues work orders to correct and identify deficiencies. Follows up on the work orders, with the appropriate management staff to ensure expeditious performance of the requested work.
  • Keeps management team abreast of significant issues or developments identified during self-audits and how corrective actions will be completed.
  • Maintains a current working knowledge of all government and industry food safety and quality assurance regulations and standards.
  • Investigates and works with sales staff to answer all customer complaints that relate to products from the production facility that involve food safety.
  • Maintain Safety program for entire facility.


  • Minimum of 3 yearsí experience in a related position or related field.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, SQF, GFSI and USDA/FDA.
  • College Degree


  • Ability to work in a fast paced manufacturing and distribution environment.
  • Strong logical decision-making skills
  • Must be able to efficiently manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Willing to be hands on to identify and correct issues.
  • Exhibit a sense of ownership and accountability
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with all departments and upper management
  • Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail.
  • Good Problem solving skills, corrective actions and resolution skills.

Position Type: Full Time Salaried Position.

Compensation: DOE ($70,000 - $80,000) plus benefits (medical, dental, matching 401K)

Job Type: Full-time


  • SQF: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Food Safety (HACCP): 3 years (Preferred)
  • GFSI: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


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