Food Safety and Quality - Flavor Right
Foods, Inc. - Bethlehem, PA
position will lead Food Safety and Quality programs at Flavor Right Foods,
Inc., Bethlehem, Pa. This includes leading implementation and on-going
program management/oversight of Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Certification,
compliance of Flavor Right Food’s Quality Assurance / Food Safety
requirements and other related initiatives.
Essential Duties &
- Manages the operation of the
plant laboratory, including ensuring supplies and equipment are
- Insures product safety,
regulatory compliance, and compliance with Company standards as stated
in the Quality Assurance Manual, Laboratory Manual, and Company
- Drives Continuous Improvement
efforts in product quality/performance and process optimization.
- Provides leadership in
coaching, education and training of management staff and plant employees
for Quality Assurance.
- Lead activities related to Quality
Assurance and Food Safety processes. This includes but is not
limited to HACCP system, regulatory audits,
quality systems review process (QSR), standard operating procedures
(SOP's), incoming Raw material inspections, product scoring, food safety
audits, customer and consumer complaint resolution, and standardized
- Develop and execute SQF plans
to achieve/maintain SQF Certification at the facility and to meet all Flavor
Right’s requirements related to quality and food safety programs.
- Oversee plant compliance,
interactions and relationship with SQF auditor.
- Develop and maintain systems to
assure facility meets all SQF requirements including Commitment,
Document Control and Records, Specifications, Attaining Food Safety,
Verification, Product Identification Trace and Recall, Incident
Management, Food Safety Fundamentals - Building and Equipment Design and
Construction, and Food Safety Fundamentals - Pre-requisite Programs.
- Manage finished product
evaluation system and provide leadership to drive improvements in key
customer/consumer Quality attributes.
- Train personnel and maintain
all training records on critical food safety and quality requirements
utilizing the Alchemy system.
- Maintain all registries as
required by SQF.
- Oversee monitoring,
verification, and validation activities to ensure that all products
leaving the facility meet the facility Food Safety and Quality Plans.
- Provide guidance and leadership
in situations where deviations have occurred or a potential risk has
been identified related to food safety and/or quality attributes.
- Reassess SQF plan(s) whenever
there is a change to program, process, procedure, ingredient, equipment,
industry philosophy, technology, etc.
- Management of sanitation
processes and programs for the facility. This includes but not
limited to the following activities:
- Adherence to the Master
Sanitation Schedule and weekly work plans for sanitation teams
- Direct interface with
sanitation chemical suppliers to ensure proper usage and procedures are
- Direct interface with pest
control supplier to ensure complete and thorough management of the
- Complete plant environmental
testing as required from LIMS system
- Direct management of Quality
Assurance staff to ensure alignment of business needs and conditions.
Co-management of Sanitation staff to ensure proper training and
development of all employees in the department.
- Managing regulatory affair services
in support of the Company.
- Managing, coaching, and
developing a staff of non-exempt (hourly) employees.
- Developing regulatory
information related to ingredients and formula usage using departmental,
trade association, legal and other related resources to provide
regulatory consultation to the Company.
- Knowledge of current packaging
and labeling regulations.
- Bachelor's degree
in Food Safety, Microbiology, Chemistry, Food Science, or related field.
- 4+ years of food processing
experience, with at least 2 years in a manufacturing environment under
USDA and/or FDA and HACCP.
- 2+ years facilitating food
safety/quality related training events.
- Demonstrate leadership in the
areas of food safety and plant regulatory affairs
- HACCP Certification from a
nationally / internationally recognized and accredited HACCP training
- SQF Certification from a
nationally / internationally recognized and accredited training firm
- Possess a thorough
understanding of FDA and/or USDA inspected manufacturing
- Comprehensive experience with
FDA and/or USDA Rules and Regulations
- Must have strong organizational
and leadership skills
- Ability to analyze processes
for Biological, Chemical, and Physical hazards with a thorough
understanding of the science and support behind each type of hazard and
each step of a production process
- Able to work with cross
functional departments within the organization
- Good problem solving skills and
corrective action/resolution skills
- Strong computer skills with
experience using Word, Excel, Access, Power Point. SAP experience
is a plus.
Flavor Right Foods, Inc., we believe that careers are as unique as
individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you
ownership of your career. With the resources of a global corporation
and direct responsibility to make it happen, you can be confident that you'll
always be able to perform your best and be recognized for it.
Flavor Right Food’s compensation program is designed to provide you with
comprehensive, flexible benefits that enable you to select those features
that best fit your needs. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, short and long term
disability, retirement plan.
An Equal Opportunity /
Affirmative Action Employer