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Quality Specialist - Minneapolis, MN

 

General Mills

 

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 General Mills.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide food labeling expertise and communicate cross functionally regarding current and emerging food labeling issues, opportunities and impact to products and claims.
  • Work across functional teams to assure compliance with local and regional regulations, third-party certification standards, and company policies.
  • Develop 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 Mills policies.
  • Complete 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 necessary.
  • Contribute to, review and approve artwork, packaging, graphics and text of existing and proposed product labels to ensure accuracy, consistency, and regulation compliance.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current regulations, relevant technical product and processing information, industry trends and food labeling practices.
  • Develop and inform communication for consumer and customer inquiries pertaining to labeling.
  • Collaborate 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 operational needs.
  • Effectively problem-solve and leverage regulatory relationships and tools to minimize impact of sourcing and production challenges.
  • Lead with ideas for process and system simplification and standardization.

 

 

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