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Food Safety Coordinator

Corona, CA 92880

Posted: 06/10/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Industrial Engineers-Including Health and Safety Job Number: 82078

Maintain, update and implement National Food Safety and Quality programs. Develop plant specific programs and forms in conjunction with plant leadership. Coordinate, implement and maintain the GFSI Food Safety Standard for USDA & FDA distribution of food products.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage the Supplier Approval Program and functions for all internal programs for VFF companies and ensure effectiveness of the corrective and preventative action process within the framework of the plant' s SAP.
  • Involvement and responsible for supplier compliance of recalls.
  • Special documentation compliance for Preserved Certified Programs, s.a. Certified Growers, Organic Compliance, COR, GMO, Allergen.
  • Assist in product risk assessment and risk management plan
  • Attend site leadership meetings to report and drive continuous improvement in: sanitation, food safety, quality, and preventative maintenance.
  • Enforce production suspension to ensure food safety and quality continuity with advising the Food Safety Director.
  • Develop & implement site specific programs SAP, Documentation, and record keeping.
  • Participates in 3rd party audit preparation and supplier audits as necessary
  • Ensure environmental requirements are maintained in all areas of the facility under scope
  • Work with management, sales and customers as needed to understand and reduce supplier verification and client profiles.
  • Involvement in vendor relationships to ensure food safety and raw material compliance specifications • Perform and maintain PCR testing and protocols.
  • Involvement in labeling compliance with USDA/FDA regulations
  • Ensure complete data collection and trending on relevant programs SUPERVISION Manage the Supplier Approval Program and assists all PCR technicians.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training/Experience:
  • Bachelor’ s degree highly preferred. Degreed in relevant field a plus. (food science, biological sciences, agricultural fields, veterinary sciences, …) High school graduate or equivalent required, degree or training/certification in Animal Science/Food safety/Veterinary science preferred.
  • 2 years of experience with a food safety program preferred
  • Experience in a food service processing or distribution environment preferred; experience with perishables helpful
  • Experience with Food safety training, sanitation (SSOP & GMP), USDA quality troubleshooting and QA process improving skills preferred
  • Experience with a HACCP plan is preferred, formal HACCP training/certification helpful.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize required
  • Critical thinking and strong analytical skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • HACCP and GFSI
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.

 

Physical Requirements
  • Up to 50% walking in a cold environment
  • Up to 50% sitting
  • Occasionally up to 25 lbs lifting/pushing pulling
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