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Food Safety Specialist - GFCA - Plant Quality

Scarborough, ON, Canada Req #3084
Wednesday, May 22, 2024




Griffith Foods is a global manufacturer of food products.  We provide a wide range of taste and texture components for food industry customers throughout the world.  Our products include seasoning blends, dry mixes, coating systems, dough blends, crumbs, flavors, sauces and food bases that are used in an extensive variety of application from snack foods and processed meat and poultry to ready meals. Our customers include food processors, restaurant operators and grocery retailers.  While our name may not be familiar to consumers, our products are key components of foods offered by many of the world’s best-known companies.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Food Safety Manager, the Food Safety Specialist is a hands-on individual who has a dedication for driving change and for building a culture of food safety and product quality.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts daily food safety audits to ensure food safety compliance to the customer/BRC/third party audit standards (HACCP and prerequisite program verifications).
  • Conducts Internal Food Safety Audits and maintains the program.
  • Ensures Food Safety Audits are conducted as required by the team and follows up on the NCRs with applicable departments.
  • Follows up on Food Safety System NCRs to effectively implement corrective action/preventive action.
  • Participates in the BRC Internal Audit Program to ensure that customer/BRC/third party audit standards are incorporated.
  • Verifies HACCP/ Food Safety documents and executes validations as per program.
  • Prepares and participates in external and client audits.
  • Assists in the maintenance of operation work instructions and Food Safety procedures as required.
  • Participates in development and maintenance of training presentations related to the Food Safety Programs (HACCP/ Food Safety, allergens, GMP’s, procedure revisions) as required.
  • Prepares data reports as requested and suggests corrective actions.
  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis to Food Safety Manager.
  • Monitors outside contractors performing projects and validates when applicable.
  • Supports, conducts, and participates in RCA (Root Cause Analysis process).
  • Develops and implements food safety management system procedures and processes, to instill a positive food safety culture.
  • Responsible for completion of all CFIA tasks and exports. CFIA inspector contact person.
  • Participates in special projects, other duties or tasks that may be assigned as required.



  • University Degree – Required.
  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience within food manufacturing – Required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Works cooperatively with others on the team and other departments.
  • Shows personal commitment and acts to continuously to improve.


What We Offer(*):
Paid top-up for pregnancy, parental and compassionate care leave.

Health and Group Benefits (100% of premiums paid by Griffith foods)
Education reimbursement program
Life event recognition and on the job recognition
Generous defined contribution retirement plan
Career development and growth opportunities
Annual wellness allowance
Annual incentive

*Please note that terms and conditions apply

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Griffith Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills, and experiences within our workforce. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process. If you need assistance or require accommodation please contact: askhr@griffithfoods.com.

Other details

  • Job Family Quality Assurance
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Scarborough, ON, Canada