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Food Safety & Regulatory Coordinator - Fredericksburg, PA 17026

Farmers Pride Inc

Located in Fredericksburg, PA, Bell and Evans is the established expert and industry leader of humanely raised, premium chicken, selling exclusively to premier outlets. Since 1894, we pioneered many industry firsts and lead through innovation, with standards second-to-none. Here, you’ll have the ability to influence change and see your ideas come to fruition. Our decisions are based on what’s best for our chickens and customers, not cost. Trust in a company that has stood the test of time and work for the best in the industry.

Job Summary:

The Food Safety and Regulatory Coordinator will serve as the primary resource for food safety and regulatory matters for the Bell & Evans subsidiary sites and is responsible for building and supporting the implementation of key food safety programs and process. This position will also support the Bell & Evans facilities through participating in internal audits, program and system implementations, and other continuous improvement initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and support the implementation of the food safety plans for subsidiary sites. Coordinate with plant management on the monitoring, verification, and validation activities for preventive controls/CCPs and prerequisite programs.
  • Develop, maintain, and drive continuous improvement of food safety programs, including, but not limited to: Product Hold and Release, Food Defense, Food Fraud, Internal Audit, and Organic Control programs. Support plant management on program implementation and validating effectiveness.
  • Oversee compliance to regulatory requirements (FDA, USDA, EU), customer expectations/specifications, and 3rd party audit standards. Remain apprised of applicable changes by participating in courses, webinars, etc.
  • Support plant management on root cause analysis investigations for internal and external nonconformances. Ensure corrective actions and preventative measures are implemented and effective.
  • Serve as the liaison between the sites and suppliers, customers, and regulatory agencies for all food safety and regulatory matters.
  • Conduct internal audits, record reviews, and GMP inspections with plant management. Provide recommendations and feedback on findings.
  • Lead Food Safety Team meetings with plant management. Communicate regulatory with Food Safety & Compliance Manager and relevant stakeholders on pertinent food safety and regulatory issues.
  • Participate in the Bell & Evans’ Internal Audit Committee by conducting audits of the SQF system, food safety system, and records for all sites.
  • Develop a working knowledge of Bell & Evans business systems (Innova, SafetyChain) in order to support implementation at multiple sites.
  • Takes a proactive role in assuring safe, quality products are produced by immediately addressing any safety or quality concerns. Participate actively in all company meetings.
  • Provide support to the Quality Assurance department by developing a knowledge of the business to participate in projects, internal and external audits, and other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Independent Contributor; no direct reports


  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field and 3+ years’ experience as a quality assurance professional in an FDA/USDA-regulated food facility; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certifications in Advanced HACCP and/or PCQI for Human or Animal Food required
  • Experience with GFSI audit schemes required; SQF experience preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers, regulatory authorities, 3rd party auditors, and varying levels of employees throughout the organization
  • Detail oriented and experience with record keeping
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment


  • Take a proactive role in assuring safe, quality products are produced by immediately addressing any safety or quality concerns. This position will serve as the back-up for the Sanitation Supervisor.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage offered
  • PTO days offered
  • 401k Match
  • Life Insurance
  • Competitive pay
  • 7 Paid Holidays off



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