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Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance Specialist - Forest Park, IL

  

Forest Park, IL, US

 

Employment Type; Salaried

 

Job Class 

  

Company Background
Originally a family-owned business, Ferrara Candy Company has evolved into a booming, Chicago-based confectionary powerhouse after its merger with Farley and Sathers. The combined talents of these two companies helped create a stronger, more thriving business. Lemonhead, Now & Later and Brach’s, Trolli Sour Bite Crawlers, Sour Watermelon Sharks and Black Forest Triple Layer fruit snacks. With a line-up of treats both classic and current, Ferrara Candy Company has brought them together to enjoy a singularly bright future.

 

Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, and utilizing state-of-the-art manufacturing locations across the country, we combine a commitment to using the finest ingredients with a laser-focused understanding of what candy lovers want. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. This passion drives today’s $1 billion Ferrara Candy Company.

 

With our ever-innovative product lines leading the way, Ferrara has catapulted to a leading position in the industry. And no matter how crazy the candy or how varied the brand, there remains this constant: our dedication, drive and devotion to providing the treats people know and love.

 

Primary Purpose
Support Ferrara’s Regulatory and Food Safety Compliance by providing strategic guidance for Food Safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with customer specifications, and applicable Local, State, and Federal Food Laws.  

 

 Major Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

 •Participate in multidisciplinary project teams to provide regulatory guidance and communicate regulatory goals.

•Partner with Research & Development to ensure advance knowledge and understanding of all relevant regulatory trends in the areas of: food safety, labeling, and food standards. 

•Draft programs, policies and documentation for 21 CFR 110/111 compliance.

•Assist in implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) required for 21 CFR 110/111 compliance.

•Develop raw material and finished product testing program.

•Develop vendor qualifications program.

•Manage 3rd party facility audits in conjunction with Food Safety Manager, including regulatory and customer audits to fulfill the physical and document requirements.

•Conduct internal audits of food safety policies and SOPs to ensure compliance.

•Ensures adherence to all company policies and procedures.

•Understands and demonstrates the Company’s core values.

•Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Competencies/Skills/Knowledge Required
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

◾SQF Practitioner or other GFSI certification required.

◾Technical knowledge of manufacturing, sanitation practices, HACCP, BRC, NOP, GMP’s and SSOP’s.

◾Technical knowledge of quality and food safety.

◾Background conducting internal audits and risk assessment.

◾Strong working knowledge of Continuous Process Improvement.

◾Strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

Education and Experience

 •Bachelor’s degree in food science, microbiology, or other relevant degree preferred

•Minimum of 5 years in-plant quality and food safety experience in food processing regulatory compliance and nutrition or production development

•Computer software skills to include MS Office Suite

•Bilingual/Spanish Speaking preferred

   

Requisition ID1136

 

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