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Food Safety Manager-Berries - Winter Haven, FL

Dole Food Company, Inc.





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The position is responsible for managing the East Coast Food Safety program for berries.  The Food Safety Manager works as a liaison between growers and the business to ensure all Dole and FSMA food safety standards are met or exceeded. Food safety areas of focus include but are not limited to pack houses, coolers, harvest crews and fields.




Ensure all Dole suppliers are approved and have third-party audits.

Perform G.A.P. and G.M.P audits and be up to date regarding any changes to G.A.P and G.M.P third party audits.

Ensure all Dole suppliers follow Dole and FSMA food safety requirements.

Identify areas of microbial risk and ensure corrective actions are implemented.

Provide internal and external food safety training regarding food safety policies and practices.

Manage and maintain food safety related policies.

Supervise and train Food Safety Specialist and Administrative Assistant on Dole food safety requirements and program.

In conjunction with the Dole FSMA management team, ensure FSMA programs are being followed and maintained internally and externally.

Must be willing to travel to various growing regions in Mexico, Chile, Argentina as well as North America, as needed.

Ensure customer requests related to berries food safety are completed appropriately and timely.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills




Technical knowledge of regulatory requirements, inclusive of FSMA, microbial hazards, third party audit bodies, sanitation procedures and field and plant operations.

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

Must have the ability to make decisions, appear for work on time, follow directions,

interact well with co-workers, understand and follow posted work rules/procedures.

Must be self-motivated and able to keep projects moving forward under stressful conditions. Changing priorities will be a persistent factor.  

Required Experience




Minimum of three years in a food safety related field.

BA/BS degree in Microbiology, Food Sciences, or related field.

Job Location

Winter Haven, Florida, United States

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