Food Safety Coordinator Ralston Foods - Cedar Rapids, IA


JOB TITLE: Food Safety Coordinator

LOCATION: Cedar Rapids, IA

BUSINESS UNIT: Ralston Foods


Job Description:


KEY RESULT AREAS: Insure that the proper standards of sanitation are maintained and all products are produced with consumer safety in mind.




HACCP Program

Maintain HACCP program at plant. Perform HACCP verification and validation activities. Perform HACCP Hazard Analysis on any new ingredients or processes.


GMP Program

Inspect the plant on a routine schedule. Monitor deficiencies and track corrective actions from the routine plant inspections. Lead Food safety team with GMP and Food Safety focused projects. Inspect Distribution Centers quarterly.


Non-Conforming Program

Coordinate non-conforming product issues including identification, segregation, disposition, tracking, and corrective action of non-conforming product.


Sanitation Program

Establish and maintain detailed written procedures for the cleaning of all processing equipment and facilities. Perform verification and validation activities on the program.


Allergen Program

Coordinate elements of the allergen control program including ingredient labeling, segregation, storage, cleanup process, verification of cleanups, and validation of cleanups


Microbiological Program

Coordinate, track, verify, and validate environmental program at plant.


Integrated Pest Management- Internal

Maintain rodent trapping program at the plant. Maintain Insecticutor program at the plant. Indentify bird, rodent, or insect pest issues and develop plans for exclusion or elimination of the source of problems. Lead Heat Sterilization process for insect control.


Integrated Pest Management- External

Supervise external vendor for bird control, rodent control, pest control, and weed control programs. Plant coordination on fumigations.


Monthly Verification Activities

Provide monthly management reports on Food Safety Prerequisite programs and HACCP program


Special Projects

Represent Technical Services Dept as needed in special projects, supplier programs, process improvement projects. Support AIB and SQF program.



Train employees in required food safety and/or quality related topics.


External Audits

Assist with Regulatory audits, 3rd Party inspections, Ralston Foods audits, customer inspections when necessary.


Consumer Complaints

Respond promptly, effectively and accurately to consumer complaints



Must possess and maintain industry knowledge for HACCP certification and SQF Practitioner certification



Job Qualifications:



         BS Degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, or related area required with experience in the Food Industry preferred.



         Three to Five years in food processing with quality, sanitation, or pest control experience preferred.



Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills along with verbal and written communications. Strong teamwork, influence management, and project management skills. Required to work some off hours and weekends to accomplish certain duties and responsibilities.




         Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Program with the ability to achieve SQF Practitioner status.

         HACCP Training

         GMPs for the Food Industry

         Pest Control in Food Industry



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