Food Safety Specialist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Bachelor's Degree

We often don’t think about where the food we eat was grown or how it was processed and packaged – because food safety inspectors are our food security guards!   They ensure that local, state, federal and global health safety standards are strictly adhered.  They may travel to various locations – farms, food labs, manufacturing facilities and restaurants – confirming that proper procedures for food storage, handling, processing and packing are taking place.

Also known as: Food Safety and Brand Standard Specialist, Food Safety and Sanitation Specialist, Specialist: Operational Excellence and Food Safety, Quality and Food Safety Audit Specialist
Learning Strategies
Personnel Management
Quality Control Analysis
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Schedule and conduct food safety inspections at facilities
Identify food safety risks
Advise facilities of best practices for cleaning, pest control, food storage and handling
Prepare reports summarizing observations made during inspections
Advise on food safety regulations to organizations and local and state regulatory agencies

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