Giant Eagle, Inc. Food Safety Specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Food Safety Specialist
101 Kappa Drive
Giant Eagle Inc., ranked 36 on Forbes magazine's largest private corporations list, is one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors with approximately \\$9.5 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with more than 420 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
Giant Eagle was previously named America's Second Harvest Regional Retailer of the Year for its support of local food banks, and also actively supports numerous community events, the United Way, Children's Hospital, Race For The Cure and other non-profit organizations. The company also has created education initiatives such as Apples For The Students, which has provided millions of dollars in computer equipment, software and other classroom learning tools for local schools and the Be A Smart Shopper school nutrition program. Further information can be found at GiantEagle.com.
Act as a recognized resource and single point of contact for food safety related questions, regulatory related issues, events, and 3rd party audits. The CFSS will be available as a Food Safety Subject Matter Expert in order to minimize risks that may lead to food borne illness outbreaks and to ensure compliance with regulatory and GE requirements and standards.
Act as a liaison and active partner between Corporate Food Safety, Retail and RSC Operations on matters such as the execution of food safety policies, processes, programs, tests and pilots which serve to enhance the Corporate Food Safety Program. The Specialists will play a vital role in partnering with the stores and RSC's to ensure successful execution of these elements.
Act as a liaison between Team Members and Health Inspectors when necessary to ensure regulatory compliance and strengthen partnerships between GE and the regulatory sector.
Serve as a Test Administrator/Instructor for the Food Certification Manager Examination as scheduled by the Corporate Food Safety Training Coordinator.
Perform review of pertinent documents (ie. most recent scorecard, 3rd party audits, internal audits, customer complaints and incidents) to evaluate performance and corrective actions. Review completion percentages on Tiers activities, Food Safety Theme, elearnings and food safety certification. This prepares the Specialists for store level visits and provides an understanding the history of the facility
Serve as an active participant in the development of designated projects as assigned from the Corporate Food Safety Team. Due to their experience and working knowledge of store operations, the Specialists will play a vital role in developing a Best in Class Food Safety Program.
Perform training assessments along with regular Tier - based food safety activities and assessments of all GE locations to ensure conditions are in compliance with and training occurs on FDA, USDA, State and local regulations and company standards and policies, communicate results as directed, and assist Store Leadership in the development and implementation of effective corrective action plans
Assess and monitor all elements of the curbside express process including but not limited to warerooms and lockers. In additions, assess and monitor all elements of the home delivery program.
Perform follow-up activities to ensure appropriate follow up and corrective/preventive actions have occurred on deficiencies found during assessments, customer complaints, incident investigations, 3rd party audits and regulatory inspections. Direct or advise key leadership on appropriate follow up and corrective/preventive action to deficiencies found during these events.
Partner with Operations by providing direct support and follow up for situations requiring emergency response such as store fires, power outages, boil water advisories, natural disasters, food borne illness events, pest/rodent issues and other events as deemed necessary.
Deliver Food Safety and Sanitation training during new store openings, major store remodels and newly assigned Store and Department Leaders. CFSS will conduct training to Store Leadership to ensure regulatory requirements are understood and maintained in order to reduce risks that may lead to food borne illnesses. Training will be also conducted to support changes in food regulations, changes in SOP's or as necessary.
Through facility visits and training ensure compliance of Allergens and labeling by performing checks during assessments.
Participate as a trainer during annual food safety training events.
Perform effectiveness Checks on recall events that pose a health risk.
Little or no financial or budgetary responsibility Amount of Budgetary Responsibility: \\$0
Carrying Up to 50 pounds
Lifting Up to 50 pounds
Manager, Food Safety/Complianc
Corporate Food Safety Specialists (CFSS) provide food safety training, coaching, and support to all retail (all formats) and RSC Operations on Giant Eagle (GE) Policies, procedures and regulations relating to food safety.
Gets Things Done
Respect for Self and Others
Presentation & Verbal Communic
Technical (specific to job)
- 1 to 3 years
General Food Safety Equipment
Education and Training Required:
- Bachelors Degree Science, Food Science
Normal office environment
Normal store environment with no continuous exposure to extreme temps, dust, etc