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Food Safety Manager - Reedley, CA


Ethical Search Professionals LTD.



A world leading grower and marketer of peaches, plums, and nectarines employing 1,000. 3 plants and 2 distribution facilities.


To implement and create robust health and quality standards and act as the companyís internal auditor.

Lead the ongoing review, update, and implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Food Safety Plan, SOPís, SSOPís, Master Sanitation Schedule and Food Defense Plan to ensure production of safe, wholesome product as well as compliance with customersí requirements, third-party audits (Global GAP, PrimusGFS), and FDA FSMA.

Conduct internal audits and operational reviews. Identify food safety risks or discrepancies between standard practices and the Food Safety Plan, communicate those discrepancies to management, and assist in facilitating the development of corrective and preventive actions to resolve issues on continual basis.

Lead investigations into internal QA/QC production problems and customer complaints.

Supervise environmental monitoring program.

Conduct monthly, quarterly, and annual Food Safety and Management Review meetings.

Oversee and verify the Pest Control Program.

Point of contact with auditing companies, regulatory agencies, and customers for all food safety practices, policies, and compliance. Manage third-party and customer audits and FDA inspections.

Manage supplier information, supplier approval program and maintain up-to-date supplier documentation.

Provide guidance and facilitate continuous review and development of standardized employee Food Safety and Health and Hygiene training program.

Direct and maintain organic certification program for all facilities.

Reports to VP of Technical Services.


BS Food Science, Microbiology, or related field.

2+ years food manufacturing / quality management experience.

Bilingual English and Spanish.

Strong knowledge of food safety and quality assurance principlesĖallergen control, food safety, FSMA, PCQI, Global GAP, and PrimusGFS standards.

PCQI certified preferred.

Seasonal business: Busy season May-October.



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