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FOOD SAFETY SPECIALIST

Company: Mitch Miles
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Our client, a high quality and well established Food Manufacturing Company, is again growing and now seeking a talented and ambitious Food Safety Specialist as an addition to staff:ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Executes the Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs for the Company.Is SQF Practitioner certified for the facility.Maintains SQF certification for the Company.Creates and maintains all programmatic elements for Food Safety related certification programs in which the Company participates.Executes the Supplier Approval Process as part of our Food Safety Program.Leads HACCP and Food Safety team.Maintains HACCP and Food Safety Plans and Programs.Creates and maintains all food safety plans for all new and updated products, in accordance with the New Product Development (NPD) calendar requirements.Integrates published ideas from food safety/regulatory literature which improve our Food Safety Program, in accordance with industry best practices and in compliance with the food safety certification programs the Company participates in.Conducts appropriate literature reviews to understand and control the parameters which are important to product food safety. Integrates information into Company Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program as needed.Reviews and modifies Company documents, such as product promotional materials, labeling, batch records, specification sheets, and test methods to ensure compliance with all applicable food safety regulations, certifications and Company's procedures.Oversees the Company Microbiological Program, part of our Food Safety Program.Maintains the specifications of the Microbiological Program in accordance with best practices data analysis, and regulatory requirements.Provides guidance for any investigation and assessment of out-of-spec microbiological results.Oversees the Environmental Monitoring Program, part of our Food Safety Program.Maintains Sanitation SOPs and guidance documents, part of our Food Safety Program.Audits the execution of the Sanitation SOPs in accordance with our Food Safety Plan.Interacts with Engineering on sanitary design and risk assessments for all processing equipment and processing facilities.Institutes and maintains finished product manufacturing procedures and specifications from a food safety and regulatory perspective.Develops, maintains and Institutes packaging specifications from a food safety and regulatory perspective.Develops, maintains, and institutes ingredient specifications a food safety and regulatory perspective.Conducts food safety and other compliance audits throughout the operations as part of the Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program.Audits all FSP programmatic elements (including specifications and procedures) at least annually to ensure we are in compliance with all food safety regulatory policies and certifying body requirements. Documents, executes and communicates any changes appropriately.Directs and conducts investigations, including data collection, for food safety and regulatory compliance purposes as needed.Develops and conducts verification activities of our food safety plans and HACCP plans as part of our Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program.Maintains current food safety knowledge base of existing foods safety regulations, standards and guidance documents.Maintains up-to-date knowledge on industry changes, trends and best practices related to food safety and assesses the potential impact of these changes on Company's processes. Integrate as needed.Maintains all regulatory and compliance documents and records electronically and physically as required.Interfaces as primary point-of-contact with regulators, auditors, food processing authority and suppliers on food safety and security projects.Develops risk management strategies for risks associated with products or processes to ensure compliance with all food safety regulations.Designs or implements improvements in communication, monitoring or enforcement of food safety compliance standards.Identifies and interacts with food safety consultants as needed.Files appropriate Food Safety compliance reports internally and with regulatory agencies.Develops, directs and conducts training of all Company personnel on food safety compliance in accordance with our Food Safety and Regulatory Compliance Program.REQUIREMENTS:----Minimum of three years in food facility preferred.Experience evaluating microbiological plating results preferred.Maintains confidentiality at all times - both within and outside the office environment.Experience with composing, editing and proofing letters, memos, materials and reports & the ability to clearly convey the information verbally.Experience with follow-up, organizations, and problem-solving skills.Ability to work with a multi-member team.Ability to analyze numerical data.Ability to research and prepare cost comparisons.Ability to organize and manage a wide variety of project simultaneously.Ability to detect & trace errors.Experience with word processing and electronic spreadsheet software programs, in order to review and prepare detailed reports and analyze data.EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:Bachelor of Science, Food Science or Engineering degree with particular emphasis in Biology, Microbiology or Food Science area or any processing related engineering area.This is a growth opportunity!You must be a Permanent Resident of the USA or have a Valid Green Card to be considered.Due to the many resumes we receive, we regret that we can only respond to those that exactly fit the position description.

Keywords: Mitch Miles, Albuquerque , FOOD SAFETY SPECIALIST, Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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