This position will be trained in FDA label law and
compliance. The Primary purpose of this position is to create label master
layouts for all products packaged under the Figi’s
brand using the data directly from the ingredients and nutrition database.
This position will be the technical contact back to the label development
software supplier to resolve any and all questions related to data input,
layout, file storage, file retrieval or file exporting. This position
assists Figi’s gift designers and merchandisers
by creating labels or inserts for individual items as well as proprietary
combinations or assortments. Once a label layout is created it is loaded
into a unique product file controlled by item number and retained for a
minimum of two years past the last date it supported label printing
activities. The “Reviewed and Approved” label files will be the system of
record for all labels with the Figi’s brand. They
will be frozen with “read only” privileges to anyone other than the Label
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
- Interacts with software
supplier technical resources to assure that all required data is
obtained without error from the Figi’s
ingredient and nutrition database for all food items packaged under
the Figi’s brand. (An example of information
gathered by a position such as this is attached)
- Conducts a reasonableness
check of product descriptions and ingredient declarations for all food
items that are labeled with the Figi’s
- Works with supplier
representatives to resolve questions concerning ingredient and
nutritional information formatting.
- Loads all ingredient,
nutritional and allergen information into the label development
- Stays current with all
Federal labeling regulations and all software changes and upgrades.
- Conducts an annual audit of
all label records. Highlights any and all records that required
changes and reconfirms that the new information provided is reasonable
and supports regulatory compliance. Flags unused records for file
retention and disposition end dates.
- Performs the “Review and
Approval” function confirming the accuracy of the work completed by
the other label specialist positions (Database and Specifications).
PERIODIC OR SECONDARY POSITION FUNCTIONS:
- Uploads product
specifications into the appropriate vendor specification into the
dedicated file to support the label development process.
- Uploads ingredient and
nutritional data into the database supporting the label development
The above listing of essential and periodic functions
is not an inclusive listing of all duties that may be required to be
Works in a normal office environment where there is
no physical discomfort due to temperature, noise, etc.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION
Four year degree in Home Economics, Dietetics, Foods
and Nutrition, Food Science or similar discipline with some additional
training in technical writing and/or legal services would be a plus.
Previous Experience and Skills:
Must demonstrate the ability to fully research, read
and understand regulations. Must be a self-starter with critical evaluation
skills that is not willing to accept data without conducting a mental
evaluation for reasonableness, or if necessary, conducting the literature
search required confirming the information provided is adequate. Must want
to become a subject expert and willing to accept that responsibility and
accountability. Prior experience in technical writing, legal review or
proof reading would be helpful.
This position requires a minimum of 1 to 3 days of
intensive training by an FDA recognized labeling consulting firm. Must
complete specified FDA tutorial training modules to demonstrate
understanding of label law. Must complete tutorial training modules for the
ingredient and nutritional database software and demonstrate proficiency.
Must demonstrate a working knowledge of label layout and formatting
software plus complete a minimum of 6 months on the job training in the
Primary (Label Layout) position.