Food Safety Specialist Job Description

Food Safety Specialist Job Description

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Food safety specialist provides oversite of Sanitation resources/department including, not limited to: SSOPs, Master Sanitation Schedule, Sanitation Effectiveness, Sanitation Verification activities and Pest Control.

Food Safety Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Consult, coach and train customers on the latest food safety, health, and sanitation practices
Conduct hazard analysis, develop & maintain departmental Food Safety HACCP plan
Facilitate department safety training including basic food safety, allergen training, serv safe, blood borne pathogens, personal protective equipment, chemical training and other food safety specific training
Aiding investigations for food safety related customer complaints
Proactively keep updated on hygiene (including applied microbiology) and food safety standards including legislative and regulatory guidelines
Actively promote and deliver training internally to customers ensuring that end-product quality and food safety competence meet required levels
Investigate potential sanitation issues, which may result in product contamination, reduced shelf-life, or customer complaints or rejection of products
Responsible for Food Safety documentation research, preparation, review and revisions
Assist with vendor and distribution center visits, production runs, and food safety audits as needed
Supports Customer Service and other departments with any technical, quality, public health, or food safety issues and questions

Food Safety Specialist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Food Safety Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FS, CP, HACCP, FSSC, USDA, PCQI, GFSI, FSMA, REHS/RS, SQF

Education for Food Safety Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the food safety specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Science, Associates, Nutrition, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Microbiology, Manufacturing, Chemistry, Technology

Skills for Food Safety Specialist

Desired skills for food safety specialist include:

Food safety
Different pest biological requirements and pest management systems
HACCP
Sanitation and how it relates to food safety and pest management issues
Pest control
Sanitation
Country of Origin requirements
Food safety training
Regulatory food codes
Sanitation audits

Desired experience for food safety specialist includes:

Knowledge of laws and regulations related to health and safety
BS degree in Microbiology or equivalent
BSC/BEng degree in Food Technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology
Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role in FMCG
Nights and weekends will be required based on customer requirements
This position requires completion of customer playground evaluations

Food Safety Specialist Examples

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Food Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a food safety specialist. 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 specialist
  • Conduct internal audits following a strict standard based off of the company’s SOPs, SSOPs, GHPs and HACCP plan
  • Write, publish, and conduct trainings related to food safety and/or food defense
  • Provide the BGI organization with up to date expert knowledge in Food Safety related subjects, specifically focused on (dairy) process technology
  • Prepare and share knowledge documents to capture and disseminate the current state of knowledge on Food Safety related subjects
  • Maintain up to date food safety expertise by closely following the developments in the field
  • Provide consultancy and advice, when requested and as requested, to the business in case of food safety issues
  • Assist and provide support in the execution of food safety related root cause analyses
  • Develop and maintain a network of relevant peers and organizations in order to keep up with developments in the field of food safety
  • Active member of the account team inclusive of Account Manager, Food Safety Lead, and location veterinarian to provide solutions at targeted accounts
  • Develop site layout plans for upcoming Food Safety installations
Qualifications for food safety specialist
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least two (2) years experience in foodservice operations
  • Monitor and investigate customer concerns / feedback, including root cause analysis, follow up for apt corrective actions with stakeholder teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology, Food Science, Dairy Technology or related field
  • MBA from reputed university / institution
  • Bachelor’s Degree (such as food science, environmental studies, chemistry or health and safety preferred) with 2 years experience in food protection
  • Work is carried out in a variety of restaurants, hotels, hospitality and healthcare facilities within kitchens, dining rooms and play areas, which involve mimicking child play in the play area structure (climbing, crawling in tight areas, going down tube slides, and climbing ladders)
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Food Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a food safety specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for food safety specialist
  • Serve as the coordinator with Food Safety Account Managers and third party vendors to achieve successful installation and continued maintenance of equipment
  • Communicate with key account team to ensure the full circle selling approach is managed across the entire customer organization to include location management the food safety sales team
  • Support the development and testing of new products, automation equipment and creation of systems and procedures designed to improve the operation, reliability or convenience of all food safety operations
  • Lead and support site Quality & Food Safety teams in project accountabilities, mentoring site teams where appropriate
  • Be the key contact for all regional Quality and Food Safety related projects & activities
  • Maintain food safety and occupational safety training programs to ensure governmental compliance
  • Manage and support existing food safety programs and emerging priorities
  • Provide technical support to associates and management regarding food safety and occupational safety programs
  • Ensure associates receive food safety and occupational safety orientation training and all required annual trainings
  • Conduct audits of facilities to ensure General Food Safety (GFSI) and safety compliance
Qualifications for food safety specialist
  • Complete required internal assessments & audits, develop corrective/preventive actions, and complete required validation and verifications of the system
  • Acts as in house expert and primary interface with regulatory agencies, corporate and other third party audits
  • Ability to communicate technical and non-technical information to various levels
  • Ability to foster an environment where innovation and cooperation are used to solve problems
  • Ability to influence management & enable the activities of employee teams
  • Strong understanding of GFSI standards
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Food Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a food safety specialist. 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 specialist
  • Develop the HACCP process and confirm Food Safety CCP’s and Quality CCP’s
  • Participate in food safety and occupational safety forums and sponsor workshops to ensure continued compliance
  • Conduct training for associates and management related to Food Safety and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Periodically review and monitor electronic files for compliance to annual and new hire certification and trainings for food safety and occupational safety
  • Develop inspection procedures, to ensure that it covers all aspects of the food safety and coordinates quality development initiatives with the quality development manager
  • Develop contacts and relations with regulatory officials (health department, department of agriculture, weights & measures)
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining PFCB Vendor Quality Program Databases, and for continuous updates and reporting for all QA activities, including regulatory
  • Catalog, organize, summarize, and track all suppliers’ approval and certification documentation
  • Ensure new and existing food ingredients adhere to outlined specification through periodic quality checks
  • Develop and maintain new and existing food ingredient specifications
Qualifications for food safety specialist
  • Proficiency in English, Polish and MS Office Application is required
  • Maturity / Excellent relation skills / Leadership
  • Autonomy / Drive for results
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least two (2) years of experience in foodservice operations
  • Ability and desire to influence others with tact and skill
  • Ability to provide clear and constructive feedback in a positive manner
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Food Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a food safety specialist. 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 specialist
  • Work with the divisions to create strategies to mitigate audit deficiencies and risks both at present and future state
  • Analyze and improve programs, processes and procedures to maintain sustainability
  • Write audit reports and review peer’s audit reports to ensure consistency in applications
  • Coordinate completion of Corrective Action and Preventative Action (CAPA) plans for all audits
  • Initiate and conduct product recalls and withdrawals
  • Conduct scientific studies and compile scientific reports and decision making documents
  • Provide direct technical support to divisions during all third party and government audits
  • Analyze audit scores and create risk based analysis of audit deficiencies to improve upon current polices and audit criteria, helping divisions become proactive
  • Travel to local Distribution Centers to train and prepare personnel for upcoming third party and customer audits
  • Work during the various shifts at auditing site as needed to ensure successful assessment and completion of audit criteria
Qualifications for food safety specialist
  • Desire to travel via car and/or plane up to 50% of time
  • Thrives in an autonomous working environment
  • Capable of being detail oriented while focusing on the big picture
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work based on urgency, efficiency and other factors
  • Safe driving record and a commitment to working safely
  • Ability to lift 32 lbs chest high, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching
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Food Safety Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a food safety specialist. 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 specialist
  • Publish audit reports to divisional and corporate personnel
  • Update all audit related materials as appropriate to ensure they are in line with SOP changes and best practices
  • Represent department at customer and sales meetings, trainings, tours, and trade shows periodically
  • Resolve product quality concerns ensuring customer satisfaction in a timely manner
  • Audit product compliance to customer specifications (military, regional multi-unit)
  • Write and update technical product specifications
  • Provide service/support to achieve multi-species sales targets (>$1M annually)
  • Develop procedures and training to improve the operation, reliability and ease of use for our current and new application systems for internal colleagues
  • Plan and coordinate effective training and educational sessions aimed at safety, equipment operation, trouble shooting, and service for customers
  • Provide technical support to each site/market to ensure ongoing compliance to corporate standards
Qualifications for food safety specialist
  • ServSafe and/or CP-FS Certification(s) a plus
  • Ability to work during off-hours to address emergency conditions or other situations that may arise
  • Must be detailed oriented and possess excellent organizational skill
  • Must be able to clearly communicate expectations & have excellent problem solving skills
  • Must be able to work proactively with regulatory authorities and respond to inspections within the market
  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition, or equivalent

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