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Food Safety & QA Department Specialist-15428

Primary Location

Minnesota-Eden Prairie


Job Overview:
To complete a variety of specialized duties that support QA functional operations processes and

programs in support of department initiatives, Private Brands quality image and to achieve

regulatory compliance. This position will work closely with QA Leadership and Private Brand

Teams for new product development, vendor performance evaluations, product quality

measurements, initiated vendor issues and customer responses across the hundreds of private

brand suppliers and thousands of private brand products.

Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Performs duties during laboratory testing of Private Branded products by acting as the recorder of findings and by performing analytical procedures as necessary. These laboratory procedures may consist of but not be limited to: organoleptic studies, pH monitoring, Brix/solids levels, titratable acidities, viscosities, vacuums, weights and measurements.
  • Receive sample shipments, unpack, label and store samples upon arrival. Communicates with Private Brands Product Managers to ensure efficient flow of product evaluation projects.
  • Sets up, prepares samples for testing and cleans up after the cuttings. Records and prepares cutting reports as needed, distributes to appropriate Product Managers.
  • Communicates with vendors and conducts product research and cuttings as needed.
    Coordinates the selection, delivery, and evaluation of Private Branded products from corporate Distribution Centers) for quality evaluation.
  • Procures additional comparison samples either locally or from out of town locations and directly from manufacturers’ plants as directed.
  • Gathers information from current specifications denoting any errors or omissions and provides feedback to Product Teams.
  • Responsible for maintaining Quality Assurance lab facilities and equipment. Responsible for the disposition of excess or unused samples.
  • Reviews food product and non-food product against specifications for compliance
    Prepares, reviews and/or compares information/data and makes determination within defined guidelines, parameters, and instruction.

Relevant Experience, Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Family Consumer Science, Biology, Chemistry or related degree preferred
  • Previous experience working with basic laboratory equipment required
  • Previous work in food manufacturing desired
  • Computer literate and functionally able to use Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of PLM systems, specifically TRACE ONE/AGENTRICS, is desired


Why Work for Supervalu?
As the third-largest grocery retailer in the nation, we know that bright, motivated people are

the reason for our success. Because of our associates, we’ve been providing the best service to

our customers for more than 135 years.

We encourage FRESH thinking, offer an environment of inclusion and support, and set no

boundaries on your achievement!


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work performed by the

employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable

laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary

within each department and/or location.



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