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Food Safety and Quality Manager - Mifflintown, PA 17059


Poultry Holdings LLC



About Empire Kosher:

For us, accountability and traceability begin even before the farm. We ensure the highest quality care and kashrut standards are met from the very beginning…the egg. Empire is different than any other kosher chicken company in the country, in that we hatch, grow, process, package and ship our own products.

We are proud to be a company that supports family farms and raises chickens and turkeys with the utmost care and respect.


Basic Purpose:

The Food Safety and Quality Manager oversees all quality assurance programs and ensure compliance to all Federal and State regulatory requirements.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Food Safety Programs including but not limited to HACCP, SSOP, GMP, Pest Control, employee and supervisory training programs corrective action plans and ongoing product updates
  • Organizes department personnel scheduling to ensure adequate staffing coverage, manage time approvals and schedules.
  • Manages USDA and FSIS programs including acting as liaison to government inspection personnel.
  • Supports regulatory product labeling and provision of nutritional information.
  • Manages the microbiology and shelf life programs.
  • Supports sales and marketing in regard to consumer and customer complaints and new product development.
  • Manages Quality Assurance department staff including coaching, performance management and appraisal, setting compensation levels, and problem resolution.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in FSQA Food Safety Manager capacity or related role in the meat industry.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversees FSQA Technicians and Supervisors



  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent
  • Thorough knowledge of HACCP and SSOP programs
  • HACCP Certified
  • GFSI Certified
  • General knowledge of USDA and FSIS regulations.
  • Understanding of meat processing.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations applicable to food safety and quality
  • Understanding of principles and practices of food sensory, food processing, manufacturing, and packaging.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, and Excel software programs, TMS and Product Vision experience helpful
  • Able to develop and maintain spreadsheets
  • Working knowledge of quality auditing, food safety and food quality standards (regulatory and customer)
  • Ability to resolve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to calculate figures, analyze reports, determine processing rates, work with percentages and apply basic algebra and geometry
  • Bilingual is a plus
  • Strong safety record
  • Ability to meet attendance guidelines and work flexible hours (including some weekends and overtime) to perform all duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to lift and/or carry up to 50lbs. as required.
  • Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with all contacts both inside and outside the company.



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