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Food Safety Specialist - Kansas City, MO

Riega Foods, LLC





The Food Safety and Laboratory Specialist is responsible for ensuring all incoming materials, finished goods, and processing facility meet food safety standards. They will perform daily tasks such as: implementing and reviewing food safety programs, product sampling, product testing, environmental swabbing of production facility and equipment, analyzing test results, and the continuous improvement of our food safety system.

Job Description & Responsibilities:

  • Understand Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems (HACCP)/ Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC), and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
  • Review and improve an environmental monitoring program and ensure continuous compliance.
  • Perform pre-operational checks on food processing equipment prior to production.
  • Monitor compliance of the food safety system by collecting samples of incoming raw materials and finished goods and performing required in-house testing (bulk density, particle size, micros, allergens, and moisture) and send out samples for third-party testing.
  • Document and maintain all testing records.
  • Ensure the continuous development, compliance, and certification of HACCP, Organic, Vegan, and Kosher.
  • Assist in maintenance of QA documentation, and operations procedures.
  • Lead the consumer and customer complaints investigations process ensuring follow up in appropriate timings, recommend actions to site QA Manager, and maintain documentation of all investigations and complaints.
  • Monitor GMPs in production on a routine basis.
  • Attend training to remain current on industry trends and food safety topics.
  • Facilitate communication between Food Safety and Management staff to ensure all employees are properly trained in food safety.
  • Works closely with other key users in appropriate departments to ensure consistency.
  • Develop new food safety procedures and write detailed SOPís.
  • Other duties as assigned.

A degree in Food Science or equivalent

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • HACCP (Required)


  • English (Required)


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