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Food Safety Specialist - Food Lion

Positions Available


Operating Company

Delhaize America

Full/Part Time Status


FLSA Status

Exempt (Salary)


Store #48100 -- Salisbury


2110 Executive Drive






Job Title: Food Safety Specialist
Job Location: Salisbury, NC

Position Summary
Help ensure customer satisfaction through the education and validation of applicable food safety standards and procedures as they concern our store/DC facilities and associates. Instruct through training, coaching, auditing and mentoring. Interact regularly with the regulatory arena as official liaison.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities (essential functions)
•Perform inspections of store/DC facilities to ensure we meet or exceed established internal and regulatory requirements. Conducts in-depth ‘root cause’ analyses of food safety and sanitation procedures for compliance and necessary follow-up/assessment.
•Provide education and training to business partners. Conducts food safety training/certification sessions (authorized proctor).
•Act as the liaison between Health department and department of agriculture. Develop contacts and relations with regulatory officials responsible for food regulation enforcement. Participate in regulatory meetings, educate and be advocate for company food safety standard practices/policies/programs.
•Monitor and follow-up with sanitation and pest control vendor activities daily. Work with the local pest control and sanitation vendors to ensure compliance with contractual arrangements and directs them as needed.
•Provide advice to immediate supervisor and senior management (DM, DO, Market VP) regarding food safety and sanitation issues within their respective regions.
•Conduct regular food safety/sanitation assessments of assigned distribution center operations. Focus on GMPs, sanitation and pest control support.
•Assist as needed in other regulatory compliance issues and follow-up including but not limited to Country of Origin Labeling, WIC, weight and measure standards.
•Provide field support for corporate food safety initiatives, including participating in long-term food safety and regulatory compliance initiatives, including analysis of prevention, food safety metrics’ interpretation of regulatory standards and identification of industry trends and best practices.
•Provide food safety field support, direction and follow-up for emergency/crisis situations (power outages, fires, floods, claimed illnesses, recall audits, etc.).
•Provide food safety field support, direction and follow-up pertaining to consumer complaints, claimed illnesses, etc.
•Provide microbiological sampling of store equipment and facilities and interpret the data so as to provide feedback and direction to the store and district management staff.


Basic Qualification
•Bachelor’s degree.
•Seasoned knowledge of food safety, sanitation audits, pest control, food safety training, weights & measures, Country of Origin requirements, regulatory food codes (FDA Food Code).
•3 to 5 years’ experience in working with retail operations.
•May require overnight travel, as necessary (often times reacting to inclement weather issues).
•Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualification
•Bachelor’s degree in a life science (food science, biology, microbiology, zoology) or public health field.
•3 to 5 years’ experience in managing food safety or quality assurance related work including training and auditing.
•Registered Sanitarian or state equivalent and Certified Professional-Food Safety (CP-FS) credentials.
•Master’s degree in public health or food science related field.

•A self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills
•Excellent communication skills for both one-on-one and group interactions.
•Effective in delivering food safety training programs to adult learners.
•Excellent written skills
•Basic computer skills to operate MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail.

•Ability to interpret data, diagnose ‘root’ cause effects and provide sustainable and practical corrective actions.
•Ability to influence without authority.
•Must be results oriented, have ability to develop self and others
•Ability to interact with all levels of associates and management
•Must have ability to act as a team leader or team builder.

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