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Food Safety Specialist

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Job Description: 
ESU (Excellent Sources Unlimited) was established in 2010 with a vision to become leader as an international import company specializing in produce. Within just a decade, ESU has emerged as the industry’s leader with importing portfolio from 15+ countries around the globe and distributing exclusive products across the entire United States.
  • Oversee and ensure compliance to FDA's Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) requirements under the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
  • Collect food safety system documentation from foreign suppliers to verify that the imported fruits and vegetables meets U.S. safety standards.
  • Develop, maintain, and follow a FSVP for each food imported.
  • Take corrective actions (if necessary) and perform annual evaluations of the adequacy of the FSVP for each supplier.
  • Keep up to date research on new regulatory standards and regulations as needed.
  • Provide training to internal departments to improve awareness of their role in assuring compliance to quality control regulations.
  • Serve as point of contact and prepare formal response to FDA audits.
  • Performed other duties as assigned in the Procurement Department.
  • Bachelor's degree or experience in Food Science or Life Science (e.g., bio-chemistry).
  • 3 or more years of experience in quality functions.
  • "Qualified Individual" under FSVP a plus.
  • Prior working experience with PACA, USDA and FDA regulations.
  • Prior experience with produce importer a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge Microsoft Office, especially Excel: able to build trend analysis, charts and reports.
  • Attention to detail with ability to build a summary.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Bilingual candidate a plus (e.g., fluency in Spanish).
  • PTO (Vacation / Sick Days)
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Discretionary Bi-Annual Bonus (2X per year)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Weekly Lunch Allowance
  • Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (M-F)
Supplemental pay types:
  • Bonus pay
Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Englewood, NJ 07631: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
  • Bachelor's (Required)
  • Food Quality Assurance: 3 years (Preferred)
  • FDA regulations: 3 years (Preferred)

Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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