Food Safety QA Specialist – 11002753 – Buffalo, NY
Regular - Full-time
To insure food safety, consistent quality products, enhance our people’s skill in quality knowledge and application, meet or exceed all governmental regulations pertaining to food safety, weights and measures, and other regulations which are pertinent.
Management of Daily Quality Assurance and Food Safety activities in all plant areas: temperature checks, GMPs, pre-operational inspections, pre-shipment reviews, product evaluations, etc.
Works closely with USDA to ensure compliance to all federal regulations; Responsible for noncompliance responses and corrective actions
Responsible for implementation and continuous improvement of in-plant programs and company's Food Safety and Quality Assurance policies and procedures
Management of the facility's HACCP plan and responsible for its implementation and re-assessments; Maintaining all HACCP records
Audits and verifies compliance to SSOP (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures) Program including supervision and training of sanitation employees
Management of the Customer Complaint Program
Coordinates the plant's Recall and Mock Recall programs/Responsible for Hold and Release Program
Management of the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) Program /Primary liaison for 3rd Party and Customers' Food Safety audits
Works closely with US Foodservice Corporate FSQA department - Monthly score card, Quality Programs, GFSI Program, etc.
Interfaces with production management in compliance with customer standards/ Manages accountability to the front line, ensuring immediate reaction and resolution to situations
Responsible for training plant employees in GMPs, HACCP, Food Security, etc
Performs special projects as assigned
Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Food, Meat Science or related field preferred
Meat industry background/experience with food safety/quality knowledge in a meat production environment
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Leadership qualities and project management skills
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook
- Day Job
- Food Safety
- Individual Contributor
U.S. Foodservice is an EEO/AA employer.
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