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Food Safety QA Specialist  11002753 – Buffalo, NY

Employee Status



 Regular - Full-time

Primary Location


Basic Purpose

 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

Job Function

 - Food Safety

Job Level

 - Individual Contributor


 - No

U.S. Foodservice is an EEO/AA employer.


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