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Food Safety Specialist - Plant City, FL 33563

 

Wish Farms

 

Wish Farms is a national marketer of fresh produce commodities consisting of berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries). This position will assist with Food Safety at designated growing, packing or shipping facility(s). This includes maintenance of on-going programs, oversight of (PrimusGFS, Global Gap, FSMA, SQF) and other regulatory Certification, compliance Food Safety requirements and other related initiatives.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development, execution, and maintenance of food safety plans to achieve/maintain all mandated certifications and to meet all federal, state, and local requirements related to food safety and regulatory compliance programs
  • Manage documents, record controls, logs, and data entry following food safety protocol
  • Ensure Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance. Responsible for staying current and assisting with implementing changes as laws expand and develops over time.
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with requirements related to PrimusGFS Benchmark
  • Perform under guidance pre-audit prep, post audit corrective actions and answer non-conformances
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with internal teams, specifically Grower Relations
  • Answer customer requests and supply appropriate documentation supporting responses
  • Assist grower’s with proper documentation for audits
  • Assist in compliance checklists and completion of manuals
  • Manage the grower approval process alongside the food safety team
  • Communicate with labs and third-party auditors for all locations as necessary
  • Prepare lab documentation and facilitate sampling processes
  • Participate in audits as requested
  • Other relative responsibilities as required by management

 

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience in Food Safety or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Safety or related field is preferred
  • HACCP Certified, or ability to gain certification in a timely manner
  • Prior Food Safety related training and certifications, previous experience with FSMA is a plus
  • Goals oriented individual with the ability to take initiative and effectively work independently
  • Excellent organization and communication skills- written, verbal and interpersonal
  • Proven sense of urgency
  • Experience in Agriculture industry is a plus

 

Job Type: Full-time

 

Experience:

  • Food Safety: 2 years (Preferred)

 

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

 

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

 

 

 

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