Food Safety Specialist - Atlanta, GA

 

Job ID:

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01696816

Location:

Atlanta, GA

Salary:

$50000 - $65000

 

 

 

 

Date Listed:

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Oct 29, 2009

Job Type:

Full Time

Suggested Degree Level: Bachelor of Science

General Comments:

This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable food laws and regulations or standards issued by regulatory agencies, as well as company policies/procedures/standards; Manage and audit HACCP program compliance internally and audits external suppliers as needed; Participate in and coordinate all audits including: FDA, AIB, SQF & Customer inspections. Responsible for the maintenance and implementation of all plant level procedures that affect the quality or food safety of the products produced. Performs root cause analysis and corrective actions. Assure all Food Safety /HACCP information is obtained & integrated for all product innovations. Assist in coordination of capital spending for Food Safety projects. Lead HACCP and sanitary design risk assessments. Other duties as assigned.

This position reports to the QA Manager. Peers include the QA Team Leaders and the Process Managers.


Position Responsibilities & Duties

A. Development and execution of customer quality programs and systems.

Activities include:

Obtain and maintain HACCP Certification
Obtain and maintain SQF Certification
Conducts Self-assessments and self-audits of Quality Systems
Publishes reports and tracks corrective action
Develops forms/documentation to create and support SOPs
Manages and maintains Allergen Control Program
Champion process improvements and resolution of food safety issues
Employee Food Safety & Quality Training


B. Maintains and verifies that Food Safety, customer related quality programs, internal quality programs, and regulatory programs are met.

Activities include:

Maintains all Food Safety documentation.
Reviewing daily quality assurance summaries and reports including all reports that affect the quality or food safety of the products produced
Preparing final product and measuring for various qualities, including chemical make-up and taste
Evaluating questionable product quality; manages product hold and release program
Investigates customer complaints
Monitoring regulatory requirements and maintaining compliance
Determining and maintaining required procedural documentation and certifications
Performs root cause analysis and corrective actions

Internal contacts are most typically the operations management and the sanitation and distribution managers. External contacts includes auditors, customers, quality assurance personnel for the vendors, material sales personnel and religious leaders regarding Kosher issues. Assignments to this position are generally made in some detail and, due to the focal point of safety and quality in food products, the work in progress and completed work is reviewed frequently.

This position requires in-depth material and product knowledge as well as highly refined analytical skills. In addition, industry, regulatory, FDA, labeling law and Kosher requirements knowledge is important. Most of these skills and knowledge may be obtained in relevant job experience, a college degree with a science emphasis is a plus.

Educational Level: B.S Degree in Chemistry, Food Science or a related field is preferred.

Related Experience: Five years of related experience and familiarity with all areas of Food Safety. Demonstrated knowledge of HACCP programs and documentation and root cause/corrective action analysis. Excellent Microsoft Office suite skills are required (Excel, Access, Word, etc.) Very strong proofreading, filing, oral and written communication, and organization skills needed.

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