Job Info
Job Title: Food Safety Coordinator
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Job Number: 11323
Posted Date: 5/28/2020
Job description

Position will be based in Santa Maria, CA.  Employee will work directly with the CGI Food Safety Department under the Director of Food Safety & Sustainability to fulfill Third Party Audit requirement for Facility & Growing Operations in the Santa Maria growing area, also assisting with Oxnard and Central Valley regions.  Assist and manage food safety relations for the Southern California and Central Valley Region throughout the season.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Implement inspection timelines for Southern CA and Central Valley region growing/audit seasons, i.e. pre-plant, pre-harvest, pre-audit, post-audit, post-audit corrective actions for all growing operations and storage/cooling facilities.
  • Assess and conduct testing for all water sources and products throughout the season as directed.
  • Document all inspections for all designated regions.
  • Assess each existing grower’s current food safety program, including sanitation, facility, and cultural practices. 
    • Identify areas of improvement and practical means to achieve them. Identify areas of improvement and practical means to achieve them.
    • Completed Food Safety Field Checklist for every visit to producing property
  • Maintain and document audits and food safety meetings with every grower and facility in designated regions(s).
  • Responsible, as directed, for execution of Third Party Audit function
    • Assist in Audit prep
    • Schedule audits.
    • Attend and participate in audits
    • Enforce Company Food Safety Policy relative to audits.
    • Conduct and review all audit and testing results.
    • Monitor corrective action and compliance status at each operation.
      • Help operations with specific audit response Corrective Action Plans.
    • Incorporate Sustainability Practices for all operations, i.e. Digital Food Safety Platform
    • Serve as a food safety resource for all affiliated operations in Southern CA/Central Valley Region. Share best practices across the entire organization.
    • Participate in Internal Audit/Inspection program as extension of Company Food Safety Policy and assist with the development and maintenance of company-wide food safety manuals.
    • Support, as required, related programs including traceability, recall, and crisis management.
    • Attend Food Safety related training courses
    • Local and regional travel.


  • Two-year degree in food science or related field (preferred but not required)
  • Minimum 5 years Food Safety experience within the Agricultural Industry
  • Knowledge of GFSI Auditing Schemes, FSMA, and HACCP
  • Preferred knowledge of Berry products (Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries)
  • Previous auditing and training experience.
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Computer literate.
  • Detail-oriented.

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