Responsibilities include, but is not limited to, developing, reviewing, and approving ingredients, food, and nutritional labeling for all foods products in conjunction with the Director Food Safety and Quality Assurance to ensure USDA and FDA compliance and approval. This role is further responsible for maintaining the regulatory information within the company assigned product lines, and analyzing product specifications, nutritional reports, and allergens. The work environment is focused on cross functional collaboration with other departments, on labeling related and compliance matters, as well as providing regulatory technical support.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead, coordinate, and maintain compliance processes related to ingredients, product formulas, packaging, labels, labeling claims, specifications, and nutrition information.
Apply federal, state, and local regulations for both existing and new product development. Independently develops nutritional information, ingredient declarations, allergen statements, net weight claims, and other food labeling using nutrition labeling software.
Analyze nutrition information and assess the accuracy of product information.
Review and approve artwork, graphics, and text to ensure regulatory requirements and technical accuracy with a high level of detail.
Manage all phases of the label change process, including product specifications, allergen documents, etc.
Maintain product labeling records and regulatory documentation.
Create and update costs sheets as required.
Analyze nutrition information and communicate cross functionally the necessary information to comply with company requirements.
Maintain regulatory documents and provide updates to the team, as needed. Provide other regulatory updates, training, and support as needed.
Answer labeling compliance questions. Review and approve nutrition information and ingredient declarations to other departments.
Ability to work on multiple projects and priorities.
Assist in developing and providing cross functional training regarding new/changed labeling regulations.
Support the updating of appropriate food labeling policies and procedures within the company by providing research.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of current food labeling regulations.
Anticipate regulatory changes and trends.
Degree in Food Science preferred.
3-5 years of related experience in Consumer Food Packaged Goods or Food Regulatory Affairs.
Working knowledge of FDA and USDA food labeling regulations, labeling laws, and documentation.
Proven Labeling Documentation expertise reviewing compliance for Food industry and nutritional Regulatory guidelines.
*This position is an exempt salaried position reporting to the Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance.
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