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Food Safety Portsmouth, VA


Division : Smithfield Packing

Location : Portsmouth VA US 23701

Category : Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description :

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

1. 35% Assist in implementing and validating science based HACCP plans and SSOP for each process/area within the facility.
Participates in HACCP team meetings and training
Assists in Foreign Material Investigations, including assessing areas of risk/exposure and following up to ensure continued product protection
Maintains and performs verification of establishment HACCP related SOPs.
2. 35% Review HACCP and SSOP documentation to ensure compliance with all FSIS Regulations, Directives, and Policies.
Maintain daily records of HACCP, SSOP and Regulatory paper work, reviewing to assure the production of safe and wholesome food products. Identifies deviations and actively pursues completion of corrective actions and preventive measures to protect products and prevent recurrence.
Maintains required pathogen testing files and applicable corrective actions.
3. 20% Track and trend data to ensure new trends are not developing. Assist in implementing a plan of action to improve areas identified for improvement.
Manages and interprets data from the above records to track and trend information (NRs Foreign Material, Deficiencies, etc.), notifying Management of any forming trends.
Performs GMP and SSOP audits, including documenting noncompliances and educating supervision on findings.
Participates in monthly Food Safety & Foreign Material Audits as part of multi-functional teams.
4. 10% Implementing training programs to instruct employees to monitor and document HACCP, SSOP, and other required functions.
Assists in developing and performs SOP, SSOP, HACCP and monthly Food Safety Training
Records USDA/Regulatory meeting minutes.
Participates in management meetings and educates management personnel regarding plant Food Safety Issues.

Assists with other tasks such as; Responding to FSIS Non-Compliance Reports, conducting Food Safety meetings, assisting with weekly and monthly reports viewed by Corporate VPs and higher, effectively performing a mock recall, revising HACCP, SSOP and regulatory paperwork and plans as needed, validating HACCP and SSOP Programs, performing pre-operational inspection and/or sanitation audits (as necessary).

Job Requirements :

Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Systematic approach to problem solving.

0 to 2 years of experience in Meat Industry.

Career Level : Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)

Education : Bachelor's Degree

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