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Pennsylvania State University Food Safety Specialist in University Park, Pennsylvania


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Housing and Food Services has an immediate opening for a part-time wage payroll Food Safety Specialist.

The position is responsible for the development of food safety programs for the Penn State Bakery and Warehouse operations.

The Food Safety Specialist will develop:

  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans

  • Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) plans

  • Allergen Control plans

  • Other preventive control programming in accordance with FSMA guidelines

    The successful candidate will:

  • perform direct observations of daily operations

  • review records to verify processes related to the HACCP, SSOP, Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP), and Allergen Control programs of the facility

  • develop and implement regular audit processes of the associated food safety programs to ensure compliance

  • produce compliance reports and present findings to colleagues and management staff with a focus on continuous improvement

  • using available data, this position will recommend necessary changes related to food safety and quality in the areas of receiving, production, maintenance, packaging, storage, shipping and sanitation

  • help to develop, implement, and organize food safety related training for operational staff as required

Technical Experience:

  • 1 - 2 years’ experience in food processing with experience related to food safety and/or quality management

  • Basic HAACP training required

  • Preference for experience with food processing organization

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Animal Science, Microbiology or related field, or 4 years related experience.


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