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Labeling & Regulatory Services Specialist

Company: Bobak Sausage Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Labeling & Regulatory Services SpecialistPosition Summary:This position is responsible for all product labeling compliance, managing all aspects of regulatory compliance, and technical services. Technical services include all label approval (internal and external) and creating and managing all label designs of in-house generated labels. This position is also responsible for all other regulatory compliance within the facility. This person will work collaboratively across functions and is expected to communicate with all functional groups, internal and external, on matters relating to product labeling and regulatory compliance. Position Responsibilities: --- Labeling compliance and maintenance of all USDA/FSIS label approvals

  • Manage USDA label compliance. Submit requests to USDA/FSIS for label approvals, temporary approvals and extensions
  • Manage and monitor adherence to labeling requirements
  • Review, update and approve label copy and designs to ensure information is accurate, meets customer requirements and is compliant with government regulations and company policy
  • Collaborate cross functionally with R&D, Marketing, Sales, Quality Assurance, Food Safety, Purchasing and Operations to leverage regulations, support positions and ensure compliance in the marketplace
  • Responsible for the development of label copy which includes product name, weight statement, ingredient statement allergen declaration, nutrition facts panel and claims which meet government requirements and standard of identities
  • Provide artwork reviews on all packaging and labeling
  • Provide internal and external technical support for inquiries regarding claims, nutrition and ingredients
  • Support R&D to ensure all recipes are written properly to support all aspects of compliance and regulations
  • Create all in-house generated labels using label software; Loftware and BarTender
  • Knowledge of various barcode formats used in labeling and packaging of foods
  • Apply and maintain all required Licenses including Business, Air Pollution Control, Waste Water Management, etc.
  • Responsible for filing reports on schedule as required by regulatory agencies and being a technical resource to the company on regulatory matters
  • Work with external service providers as needed to comply with regulatory agencies Qualifications and Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition or a food science related area of study
    • Five years of food industry labeling experience
    • Knowledgeable and proficient in USDA labeling regulations
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to research regulatory issues and provide recommendations for resolution
    • Must be detail oriented, a self-starter, independent and resourceful
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products, required Disclaimer Statement The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all accountabilities, activities, skills, and knowledge needed to perform the job. Please note that job functions are reviewed periodically and are subject to change based upon company business need. Bobak Sausage Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Bobak Sausage Company, Chicago , Labeling & Regulatory Services Specialist, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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