Food Specialist Job Description

Food Specialist Job Description

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Food specialist provides food labeling expertise and collaborates with Government Affairs, Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Nutrition, Marketing, Sales, Quality Assurance.

Food Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Collects samples, conducts inspection, evaluation, investigation and surveillance activities of wholesale and retail food, drug and cosmetic industry for compliance with mandated state and/or federal laws and rules to ensure safe production and sale of food, drug and cosmetic industry
Responsible for the development of Nutrition Facts Panels
Secure all shipments by tying down or bracing cargo
Inspect the delivery vehicle for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips
Responsible for the development of mandatory label copy which includes product name, weight statement, ingredient statement, allergen declaration, kosher, nutrition facts panel and claims which meet government requirements and standard of identities
Participate in the development of training regarding new/changed labeling regulations, trends, that may impact the Organization’s brands or coordinated brands
Providing comprehensive technical support Asia-wide across all F&B markets for internal and external customers including product demonstrations, addressing customer’s technical enquiries, training of sales/customers, lab-based trials, troubleshooting and technical reporting
Managing the GeneDisc® component of the F&B laboratory in Australia to ensure compliance to reporting requirements and all applicable quality, health and safety standards as required
To assist with general F&B technical support questions and troubleshooting beyond the scope of GeneDisc® when necessary
Maintains evaluation instruments and technical field equipment

Food Specialist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Food Specialist

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

Education for Food Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Food Specialist

Desired skills for food specialist include:

Current policies
Laws
Regulations and guidance documents
Current trade marketing trends
Food quantity prep
Household Pets: Primarily Dogs & Cats
Kitchen equipment and food display
Labor utilization
Microsoft Office
Nutrition requirements in medical field

Desired experience for food specialist includes:

Possess a deeper and wider knowledge of the products/services of BSI and their application to the Food-Agri sector
Strong telephone communication with customers
Able to question effectively to gain a deeper understanding of customer needs within Food-Agri sector to identify up-selling opportunities
Accurately summarise customer needs
Ability to handle objections
Starting wage for the position is $22.50/Hr

Food Specialist Examples

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Food Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a food 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 specialist
  • Co-lead Campus Dining safety committee meetings
  • As member of Hospitality Training & Development team, assist Director and Staffing Manager, Continuous Improvement and Training Specialist on department initiatives, retreats and programs
  • Conduct epidemiological assessment of foodborne illness claims
  • Perform testing on raw materials and finished products of food/bakery items
  • Run ELISAs
  • Perform microbiology such as making agar, plating, reading films
  • Perform audits, moisture testing, pH analysis, acids, titrations, dilutions
  • Document all testing related to food safety and food quality
  • Be part of the SQF team and ensure compliance
  • Apply administrative and record-keeping process to support the programs
Qualifications for food specialist
  • Accuracy and eye for details
  • Experience and skill as technical staff or manager in food production (especially
  • Experience years of about 5 is preferable.Apply for this position
  • 4 year degree in science field
  • Provide backup to QA Manager & QA Supervisor/Team Leader for handling customer complaints (lead any Food Safety Related Complaint Follow-up), product clearance, supervising QA lab
  • 4 year degree in science field (ie
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Food Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food 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 specialist
  • Participate in HACCP assessments and reassessments
  • Ensure that all new regulations are quickly and accurately implemented
  • Maintain and initiate all recordkeeping and key performance indicators pertinent to the quality department to include but not limited to food quality, sanitation, regulatory agencies, internal and external customers
  • Daily monitor of operational procedures consistent with proper food quality practices
  • Lead in corrective action process related to quality and customer concerns
  • Participate in mock recall exercise ensuring traceability principles are maintained
  • Assist with development of training materials and training of authorized employees concerning areas that affect product safety, legality and quality
  • Ensure compliance with Freshpoint’s FST audits
  • Assist in maintaining the Training Matrix to ensure all associates have received the required training
  • Maintain and manage Organic Certification as needed
Qualifications for food specialist
  • Experience operating equipment
  • Must be able to stand the duration of shift and perform routine tasks with a minimum of supervision
  • Requires bending, stooping, reaching, kneeling, twisting, grasping, pushing and pulling
  • Must possess ServSafe Manager Certification for the State of Wisconsin o 2-4 years’ experience in a fast paced high volume food service environment
  • At least one year of work experience in cooking and/or food preparation for multiple individuals, preferably in a childcare facility
  • A desire to grow with the Administration/Food Safety teams
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Our growing company is hiring for a food 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 specialist
  • Follow up promptly and thoroughly on all product complaint incidents related to Food Quality
  • Bring quality issues to the attention of management immediately
  • Prepare and publish all quality credit/inter-departmental quality reports
  • Liaison between Operations and Purchasing Depts
  • Check quality of product in the coolers, monitor proper stock rotation, and pull out bad product to be graded or shrunk and communicate quality, aging, and overstock problems to Sales, Purchasing, and Operations Departments
  • Train all associates in aspects of food quality control
  • Occasional night/weekend work as business needs arise
  • Performance of other duties which are deemed by management, including but not limited to fulfillment of work schedules, good attendance, customer/supplier visits, and other applicable work rules, policies and procedures
  • Responsible for the coordination and maintenance of a wide variety of functions, including internal customer liaison with various other departments and provides assistance with regard to Food & Beverage Officer rotations
  • Responsible for communication between all Food & Beverage departments and internal customers related, but not limited to, In-Port Functions, Dietary requests and wedding program requests
Qualifications for food specialist
  • University degree in the area of food
  • Ability to learn basic knowledge of all products carried in the store in relation to food safety
  • Able to answer customer questions in a clear and service-oriented manner
  • Must be able to work up to a maximum of 8-10 hours per day
  • Able to work a variety of shifts including weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Food hygiene qualification or attendance and certification of Level 3 Food Safety during the probationary period of this position
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Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a food specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for food specialist
  • Provides support to Culinary Operations and Food & Beverage Services management by performing detailed research and analysis to include product cost and consumption comparisons, benchmarking exercises, and ad hoc reporting on a regular basis
  • Assists in analysis of passenger ratings of food and dining service and proposes recommendations for service improvement to management
  • Works closely with F&B operations and other business owners to develop further automation to assist in analysis and decision-making process
  • Manages deadlines and deliverables to ensure all elements of the project are delivered on schedule, per the time lines set by the Director
  • Manages risk/issue escalation process with input from project director
  • Demonstrates leadership and flexibility to respond to project change requests
  • Communicates effectively with project team and stakeholders to prevent team members from operating in silos
  • Manages process of successfully integrating new policies/procedures into shipboard operations, with input from Director
  • Maintains the Culinary recipe database under guidance of the Manager of Culinary Operations to ensure all entries are up-to-date and accurate
  • Develops and maintains Culinary and Food & Beverage services policy and procedure database in liaison with the Director of Culinary Operations and the Director of Food & Beverage Services
Qualifications for food specialist
  • A passion and desire to learn about natural and organic foods, body care products, and supplements
  • Understand and follow all weights and measurements
  • Four year degree in science field (ie
  • Years’ experience in FSQRA or Plant Operations
  • 2-3 years food quality testing experience required
  • Experience testing for allergens, performing microbiology contamination (environmental monitoring) testing, and knowledge in HACCP
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Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of food specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for food specialist
  • Keeps up to date with cruise & hotel industry trends in order to facilitate proactive discussions and suggestions on best practices that will improve customer satisfaction
  • Works independently or collaboratively in team environments to complete assignments accurately and by specified deadlines
  • Manage the prescription for the « Process Hybrid » market, directly or in collaboration with local salesmen and distributors organization
  • Pursue project opportunities inside the country and identifying the new ones
  • Early engagement in projects pursuit initiative
  • Pursue new OEMs & End Users, and develop strategy to penetrate top OEMs and Majors
  • Develop a networking with the key contacts at end users, OEMs and distributors
  • Evaluate Competition and compare their market position, product portfolio and capabilities to our own and develop strategies to improve our market penetration
  • Identify new product opportunities, provide input to and participate in the New Product Development process with Engineering Department
  • Negotiate local, national and international contracts with Process Hybrid market customers, in collaboration with Sales Director/Managers, in accordance with sales policy of ASCO
Qualifications for food specialist
  • ELISA experience strongly desired
  • SQF knowledge/experience strongly desired
  • Must be a current FDVA employee
  • Willingness to evaluate all products offered in the store in relation to food safety
  • Able to work a variety of shifts including weekends, evenings, overnights and holidays
  • Food hygiene qualification or attendance and certification of Level 3 Food Safety during the probationary period of this position and Level 4 Food Safety within 1 year

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