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 &
- 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
- Document and maintain all testing
- Ensure the continuous
development, compliance, and certification of HACCP, Organic, Vegan, and
- 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
- 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
Job Type: Full-time