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Food Technologist - Regulatory
Amy's Kitchen, Inc. - Santa Rosa, CA


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This position works in the Technical Service Department and provides a range of information in support of various food regulations (US, Canada, EU, etc.). One of the primary functions is to prepare nutrition facts and ingredient statements for food products and to assure that US and Export packaging meets regulatory requirements. In addition, this individual investigates various packaging and product claims (organic, non-GMO, health claims, etc.) for US packages and packages for other countries. This individual is also responsible for preparing technical information to assist in exporting Amy’s Kitchen products to other countries. Due to the nature of the work, this individual will be required to travel between plant locations in Santa Rosa as well as travel to other plant locations.

The candidate works closely with the Marketing Department, R&D, other members of the Technical Service Department and also outside consultants/resources to obtain information in support of Amy’s Kitchen projects. The incumbent should be able to work quickly and accurately under pressure of deadlines and communicate well with other departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Developing nutritional labeling information for US and international products in compliance with government regulation and company guidelines.

Collecting, verifying and validating data related to all aspects of nutritional labeling. Including but not limited to Kosher, HALAL, Rainforest Alliance, America Heart Association, Fair Trade

Staying up to date and building expertise in product regulations, trade associations, and industry best practices. Leveraging knowledge to train others in regulatory standards.

Completing and/or coordinating completion of technical forms for regulatory agencies and Amy’s Kitchen customers.

Providing technical support to meet import/export requirements.

Working on special projects related to Technical Services and Marketing-Packaging initiatives to support regulatory compliance

Reviewing and advising approval of nutritional information that is printed on packaging and/or used in advertising including social media and website.

Provide response to Consumer Affairs technical issues as requested and appropriate.

Develop, maintain and update packaging development forms and tools as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

1-2 years Food Science or Nutrition BS and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Familiarity with applicable US and international government nutrition labeling rules.

Product formulation and food production scale-up experience.

Excellent interpersonal and assertiveness skills, necessary to maintain effective and cordial working relationships while, at the same time, come to resolution/agreement on Amy's requirements

Ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver accurate outcomes

Ability to multitask, be detail oriented and to remain calm under pressure

Ability to organize collection of data, analyze information and capture conclusions

Excellent communication skills; ability to relate to all internal levels as well as interface with suppliers on a technical level

Computer literate-Genesis experience preferred.

Detail oriented

Reliable/dependable

Valid US Driver’s License.

To Apply -

Send resume and cover letter with "Food Technologist - Regulatory" in subject heading to employment@amyskitchen.net

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