Food Safety Specialist Houston, TX

NSF International - Houston, TX 77001

We are seeking a Food Safety Specialist for the territory of Houston, TX, to conduct inspections and audits at assigned client locations and determine compliance with findings of inspections and audits. Ideal candidates will live in the Houston area.


Conduct retail food safety inspections/audits.

Summarize and evaluate inspection/audit findings.

Consistently interpret audit guidelines and score audits

Communicate findings/results of inspections/audits with client site management or appropriate client personnel.

Collect food, product or environmental samples from client sites and ship samples to appropriate laboratories for testing.

Develop effective work plans for the completion of assigned inspections/audits within a determined timeframe.

Develop business by responding to inquiries, conducting introductory visits, conducting seminars, and attending conferences in support of NSF's business units (as authorized). 

Support NSF's business units by assisting clients in the identification of additional NSF services that may be beneficial.

Monitor and report client needs, service delivery issues, and competitive threats to management team.

Investigate and resolve complaints. Establish and maintain effective communication with FS&Q staff as it relates to assigned clients.

Perform other duties as requested.


Bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition, environmental health, food science, food technology, hospitality or other related scientific areas of study.

Two (2) years related work experience with food safety.

Ability to work independently from remote (home based) location.

Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends.

Must have a valid driver license and reliable transportation.

Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Ability to obtain a profession registration (environmental health, engineering, or related profession).


Advanced degree in environmental health, related science or business.

Experience with retail food safety inspections / audits.

A minimum of two (2) years experience working in the public or private sector as a health sanitarian. and/or experience of working within retail or catering businesses

Work experience as a chemist, microbiologist, or related quality function.

Professional registration.

Foreign language skills (Spanish, French or other languages).


No phone calls, faxes or postal mail please.

*Smoke free work environment*

NSF and its subsidiaries are EO/AA employers - we welcome and encourage diversity in our workplace

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