Food Safety Specialist: Sunkist Growers - Lindsay, CA


Job ID

HJ/FSS/LIND - 09012

Company Name

Sunkist Growers

Job Category

QA/Quality Control


Lindsay, CA

Position Type

Full-Time, Employee


$80,000 to $85,000 per year


2-5 Years Experience

Desired Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Travel Amount

Up to 25%

Date Posted

November 24, 2008 (Reposted Jan 17)


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Food Safety Specialist needed for prominent Central Valley citrus company.

Maybe it's our bright outlook on life. Or, maybe it's the happiness found in our many products. Whatever it is, Sunkist puts a fresh twist on all of its career offerings. Join our team and discover a freshly-squeezed, refreshing career.


  • Daily implementation of Sunkist food safety/security policy for fresh fruit.
  • Performs internal audits of Sunkist-affiliated facilities including packing, harvest and growing operations. Maintains database of third-party audits.
  • Communicates with customer QA staff on food safety compliance.
  • Conducts routine mock recalls.
  • Develops and conducts educational programs on GMPs and GAPs for shippers and growers.
  • Assists in continued development of food safety initiatives such as HACCP programs, updating GaPs programs, product traceability and database management systems.
  • Communicates and interacts with Sunkist staff (sales, marketing, QA, grower relations, fruit sciences) to coordinate food safety with other company functions.
  • Communicates and interacts with packinghouse management, growers, co-packers/ re-packers, industry associations, university and government researchers, regulatory personnel, third-party auditors.


Internal contact with sales, marketing, QA, legal, grower relations, fruit sciences. External contact with shippers, growers, customers, co-packers/re-packers, industry associations, university and government researchers, regulatory personnel, third-party auditors.


B.S. in food science, food technology, microbiology, crop sciences or similar field.


  • A minimum of 3 years experience implementing quality assurance and/or food safety programs in food operations.
  • Experience with produce is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations related to food production.
  • Experience implementing HACCP programs.
  • Experience with mock product recalls, GMPs, developing Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have a valid driverís license.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pound cartons of fruit.

Well now that all the boring stuff HR makes us put in the job description is out of the way, what is this job really about? We are looking for an individual who values hard work, fresh ideas and a commitment to excellence. At Sunkist we value trust, respect for each other, communication and sharing information, generating ideas and creative solutions, working in teams and developing people to add value.

Behind our history of innovation and commitment to market leadership is a company devoted to providing continued education, excellent benefits and good working conditions. We provide all the resources you need to support your professional development, including:

  • A variety of choices for Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • 401K retirement savings plan, Match+
  • Generous paid holiday and vacation benefits
  • Internal and external training
  • Generous educational assistance
  • An open job posting system

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