Quality Specialist - Minneapolis,
The position is responsible for creating and assuring
compliance of federally regulated product label information, including nutrition,
ingredient declarations, allergens, claims and other third-party
certifications. This role also addresses regulatory issues pertaining to food
labeling and claims. The Labeling Specialist manages several projects at once
while working across all functions (marketing, R&D, legal, supply chain
and quality) and communicates on labeling related and compliance matters for
food labeling expertise and communicate cross functionally regarding
current and emerging food labeling issues, opportunities and impact to
products and claims.
across functional teams to assure compliance with local and regional
regulations, third-party certification standards, and company policies.
and maintain accurate food labeling information for finished products
(e.g. allergens, nutrition, ingredient statements, product name, claims)
to assure compliance with federal and state regulations (FDA, USDA),
third-party certification standards (non-GMO project, GFCO) and General
and submit documentation to support regulatory requirements and claims
(USDA, dairy, state regulatory requirements, import/export) and interact
with regulators and/or third-party agencies as
to, review and approve artwork, packaging,
graphics and text of existing and proposed product labels to ensure
accuracy, consistency, and regulation compliance.
up-to-date knowledge of current regulations, relevant technical product
and processing information, industry trends and food labeling practices.
and inform communication for consumer and customer inquiries pertaining
to manage regulatory, food safety, litigation, brand and third-party
risk for General Mills products and businesses and provide input into
risk management decisions, balancing regulatory risk with business and
problem-solve and leverage regulatory relationships and tools to
minimize impact of sourcing and production challenges.
with ideas for process and system simplification and standardization.