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Regional Food Safety Practitioner – Soledad, CA



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This position oversees the internal food safety-auditing program, including value added plants, packing facilities and coolers. Position is responsible for ensuring there is a documented process for every food safety metric in the plant &/or packing facilities to include communication, training, auditing and record keeping.




·     Ensure compliance to Federal, State and local regulations

·     Increase awareness and evaluation of GMP’s 

·     Create and maintain food safety processes & procedures to ensure compliance with good manufacturing practices.

·     Responsible for performing/assigning processing floor centric audits and maintaining records of results

·     Assist in handling customer food safety related complaints; record and maintain records and resolutions

·     Responsible for analysis and verification of Food Safety and Quality Plans including assessment of results

·     Ensure proper labeling and traceability of products and supplies

·     Ensure all food handling areas are properly maintained for Food Safety; audit the areas, make recommendations and follow-up for completion

·     Follow all Food Safety Requirements and GMPs as applicable to position

·     Facilitate adherence to programs for business packing houses, coolers and VA sites.

·     Serve as a resource for the business.

·     Facilitate compliance with third party auditing schemes.

·     Responsible for spear-heading the D.O.E.S. process.

·     Primary facilitator of equipment commissioning & decommissioning activities.

·     Other duties as assigned

Required Skills




·     HAACP trained and demonstrated mastery of GFSI auditing schemes.

·     Must have supervisory and training skills

·     Working experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Statistical Process Control (SPC).

·     Strong analytical and problem solving skills required

·     Knowledge of related Federal and State regulations.

·     Competency in computer word processing (MS Word), Spreadsheet (Excel) and Database Software (Access) required.

·     Excellent communications skills.

o     Bilingual in Spanish/English is desirable.

·     Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

·     Must have the ability to make decisions, maintain regular and acceptable attendance, follow directions, understand and follow posted work rules/ procedures and to accept constructive criticism.

Required Experience




·     3-5 years experience in the food industry, with 1-3 years in supervision, in a food safety capacity.

·     Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Post-harvest Physiology, related field or equivalent work experience required.

Job Location

Soledad 023, California, United States

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