Food Safety Job Description

Food Safety Job Description

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Food safety provides expert HACCP guidance and instructional knowledge as it relates to food safety and food defense issues within our retail, manufacturing and distribution operations.

Food Safety Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Food Grade, Sanitation and GMP practices, standards & programs to include AIB compliance
Knowledge of Global Food Safety Initiatives (GFSI), Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Be responsible for monthly and GFSI (GMP, SQF and HACCP) internal audits, procedures, paperwork and inspections
Participates in and support plant and corporate initiatives including GFSI (GMP, SQF and HACCP)
Formulates food safety strategies at Hormel facilities and co-packers and works with them to assure proper food safety programs are in place and validated
Serves as a member of the Global Quality Council which establishes the global quality management system and approves all KNA quality and food safety policy
Leads the Global Food Safety Technical Council and sets technical direction and priorities
Identifying, developing, maintaining and implementing food safety policy and programs to keep pace with future business needs, science and industry advancements for internal facilities, co-manufacturers, and suppliers through all stages from design through commercialization
Leads development of global policy and supporting processes for food safety and auditing to drive cultural/behavior changes to meet internal and regulatory standards
Builds relationships with relevant regulatory, academic, industry organizations to promote food safety and auditing best practices

Food Safety Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Food Safety

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HACCP, FSSC, BRC, GFSI, PCQI, SQF, ISO, FSM, COC, ROHS

Education for Food Safety

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the food safety job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Education, Biology, Technical, Associates, Biological Science, Health, Technology

Skills for Food Safety

Desired skills for food safety include:

Food safety
HACCP
Food microbiology
Food defense
Sanitation
Product traceability
GMP
Excel
FSMA

Desired experience for food safety includes:

Conduct validation of Critical Control Points related to heat kill steps (Cooking, formulation, ) and assess validity of data obtained by others
Work experience in team oriented functions individual contribution
Safety & Security to include SOAR compliance
OSHA and General HAZMAT in compliance to State of Pennsylvania
Maintenance of Facility and Equipment
Pest Control compliance

Food Safety Examples

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Food Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a food safety. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for food safety
  • Report any guest complaints or other issues related to food safety to the Dir
  • Helps develop a long term strategic vision, plans new innovative technologies, and develops systems for achieving the food safety goals and objectives for the organization
  • Provides guidance in day-to-day food safety programs, which includes compliance with regulatory activities
  • As an expert in the science of food safety, collaborates with quality control, production management, and product development
  • Represents the company throughout the industry, academia, government, and trade associations in regards to food safety and scientific research across multiple disciplines
  • Directly manage, train, coach, and evaluate the performance of Food Safety Program Managers within a specified region
  • Initiate, implement and manage developments to the Plant HACCP system
  • To identify and characterize relevant WGS and NGS methodologies and tools related to microbiological Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • Develop, implement and continually improve product specific risk-based food safety requirements for BWLD North American food and beverage suppliers
  • Manage the review and approval of BWLD North American food and beverage suppliers and distributors food safety programs, third party audits, and documentation on an annual basis
Qualifications for food safety
  • The Company - Safety & Operations Accountability Report (S.O.A.R.)
  • Experience managing Food Safety in a retail or manufacturing environment
  • Provides technical leadership to the KNA Incident Management Team to assess public health risk and recommend corrective actions
  • Manages and builds talent across the global quality organization
  • Minimum 5 years auditing experience and Qualified as SQF, BRC, and /or FSSC 22000 lead auditor
  • Provides Operations with accurate & effective SOP's for the designated BU to manufacture high quality, safe food
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a food safety. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food safety
  • Coaching plant quality and Quality Program Managers on IMT investigation of food safety incidents
  • Leading training and coaching internally and externally on food safety best practices
  • Providing technical expertise for the hazard analysis and resultant food safety specification standards
  • Becoming a member of the Global food safety technical counsel
  • Analyze food safety and quality data and prepare reports (incl
  • Manage audits for vendors, wash facility, trailer, customers, and government
  • Assist sales with Certificates of Analysis, product information, questionnaires and samples
  • Monitor and update quality documents, procedures, work instructions, forms, raw material specifications, packaging, in-process products and finished products
  • Ordering printing of brochures and Interpretation Guides making sure they are sent to Key Account where they’re available for Sales Reps
  • Provide feedback to the Asst
Qualifications for food safety
  • A consistent, systematic approach to conducting audits
  • A broad working knowledge of HR policies, standards and the law in relation to the employment of people (eg
  • Being responsible for managing SQF and all food safety audits
  • Deciding to undertake medium and large scale projects may be made by the Quality Manager and Food Safety Manager
  • BS Degree in Microbiology, Food Science or a related field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with personnel, customers, suppliers and other business contacts
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Food Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a food safety. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for food safety
  • Working with restaurants, customer service, distributors and suppliers in the investigation process of potential food safety and quality issues, obtain documents and technical data to determine the root cause of issues and implement corrective actions to resolve these issues permanently
  • Collecting, entering and analyzing data, documents, and other Quality Assurance and Food Safety information into Supply Chain databases
  • Support determination of associate Key Food Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Actively participate in the LMT in the event of a crisis or major incident at Manchester Plant
  • To contribute to the implementation of WGS/WGS based procedures and processes in the field of risk assessment and risk management
  • To develop an excellent academic standing and external networks
  • Manage key expert contacts and representations in scientific organizations, official bodies, professional associations
  • Identify and participate in relevant ad hoc working groups (external and internal)
  • To contribute to a mindset change in microbiological risk assessment and management processes
  • Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive food supplier and distributor facility review, approval tracking and monitoring program
Qualifications for food safety
  • Bachelor of Science degree in food/meat science, microbiology/biology, or environmental health
  • Registered sanitarian or registered environmental health practitioner
  • Strong working knowledge of FDA Model Food Code, HACCP, auditing principles, process control
  • Understand GFSI and FSMA requirements
  • 7 + years in a Quality Assurance/ Food Safety role with a restaurant concept or food manufacturer
  • Experience in both supplier approval process and driving continuous improvement with existing suppliers
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Food Safety Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a food safety. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for food safety
  • You implement improvements related to Food Safety, based on trends, analyses, verifications and audits and you will advise and support the section departments
  • You will ensure that new developments in products, production processes, equipment and infrastructure are integrated into the food safety system
  • Working with our Training department, you will organise food safety training
  • You report to the Senior Quality & Food Safety Manager
  • Participating in the Ops, Training and Development Teams
  • Developing daily cleaning procedures and deep cleaning procedures to ensure Brand Protection cleanliness
  • Building organizational capability through the developmental of processes, tools, training, communication, and health checks
  • Partnering with stakeholders to assess and mitigate risk associated with development and commercialization of new/renovated products and equipment/line/plant start-ups
  • Providing technical guidance and interpreting application of internal policies/standards and external regulations to inform project decisions and outcomes
  • Participating with external organizations in assigned expertise to gain information and positively influence change relevant to our business needs
Qualifications for food safety
  • Demonstrated knowledge and applied experience of HACCP related systems
  • Experienced in specification development and implementation
  • Minimum of 10 years industry experience with a strong emphasis on fresh and/or frozen fruit and vegetable processing – developing and implementing Food Safety and Quality Assurance programs
  • Experience with wide range of food manufacturing process is preferred – emphasis on IQF vegetable processing, bake mixes, dry blending and packaging, and sauce/dressing productions
  • Experience with External Manufacturing, preferred
  • Experience with food processing and packaging, preferred
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a food safety. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for food safety
  • Provide input for addressing environmental food safety concerns of the facility
  • Respond to upset sanitation events in the facility
  • Proactively assessing available data and expert information to foresee and quickly react to potential and emerging issues
  • Reviews audits
  • Collecting, analyzing, and acting upon data from our food quality reporting system tool, restaurant tests in addition to writing reports and summarizing findings
  • Communicating via phone and email with restaurants to help investigate food quality issues and to collect feedback and data from food tests
  • Monitoring the online Food Quality Reporting System including some weekends and holidays
  • Interacts with Inventory Control department (researches problems, requests cycle counts)
  • Maintain certification in areas of Pesticide application
  • Monitor and communicate condition of plant to appropriate personnel
Qualifications for food safety
  • Trained and experienced in the GFSI standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills with high emphasis on flexibility
  • A PhD, a Master’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree in Food Microbiology or related field with 4-12 years of experience
  • Expertise in the science of food safety and collaborative skills to bridge with quality control, production management, and product development
  • 10+ years’ experience in Food Safety or Quality Assurance roles responsible for perishable and/or durable consumer goods
  • 3+ year’s cross-functional business partnering at Sr

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