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Regulatory Coordinator

Posted by George DeLallo Company on 9 Oct 2017 | Share

Job basics

  • Location: Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania 15666
  • Country: US
  • Industry Types: Supplier
  • Categories: QC/QA
  • Foods: Other
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Reports to: Regulatory, Quality Assurance & Production Managers
  • # of Direct Reports: TBD
 
Job Description

The Regulatory Coordinator is responsible for creating nutrition fact panels for new items; and will review, update, and approve existing food product labels. This position will develop mandatory label information and review claims to ensure accuracy and compliance with 21 CFR 101.12 (including new FSMA regulations), state and local regulations, as well as company policy. To the betterment of products and our brand, this position will communicate with multiple teams dedicated to product and label development on accuracy and compliance matters, as well as record and report to management on consumer inquiries and concerns, label issues and compliance results.

Essential Functions

  • Review, interpret, and evaluate food product labels (to include nutrition panel, ingredient information, food statement and health declarations and general food regulations, etc.) to ensure accuracy
  • Obtain and verify nutritional information with software programs and/or collection of information from vendors
  • Review, interpret, and evaluate labels and packaging to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Develop mandatory label copy which includes product name, weight statement, ingredient statement, allergen declaration, kosher information, nutrition facts panel and claims that meet government requirements and standard of identities. This includes ensuring compliance with all label related health and wellness claims.
  • Closely inspect artwork, graphics, and text of existing and proposed product labels to ensure accuracy and regulation compliance (to include nutrition panel, ingredient information, food statements, health declarations, allergen information, etc.)
  • Act as company expert in all aspects of product labeling and compliance including, but not limited to, regulatory directives on nutrition and ingredients
  • Communicate up-to-date knowledge and interpretation of current and pending labeling regulations
  • Responsible for obtaining USDA/FSIS label approval, temporary approvals and extensions for U.S. products and assist Canadian labeling team with approvals for products exported to Canada
  • Work closely with internal departments (Buying, Marketing, Art and Design teams) to ensure that all product labeling and packaging plans adhere to company policy and federal regulations
  • Investigate and respond to external (consumer) inquiries and concerns about DeLallo product nutrition, ingredients, and claims related to labeling
  • Immediately report potential insurance claims to management
  • Collect, record, and submit to management label deficiencies, consumer concerns, compliance results, etc. to help drive product compliance, as well as brand and product improvement
  • Maintain regulatory documentation related to ingredients, formulations and labels to ensure compliance to company policy and federal regulations
  • Collect, validate, and maintain nutrition information and ingredient database
  • Verify label compliance to process sheet recipes
  • Work with interdepartmental team to approve new ingredients for use in current recipes
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of legal regulations, industry trends and best food labeling practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes and to ensure company legal compliance
  • Develop and update appropriate food labeling policies and procedures as needed
Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior proofreading, organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Customer service and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to operate and maintain more than one database of information
  • Knowledge of food product development, food safety, and allergens
  • Candidate should be detail-oriented with the ability to handle multiple tasks and projects at once
  • Communicate and collaborate efficiently with customers, coworkers and all levels of management

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, nutrition or related field
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in regulatory compliance and/or nutrition preferred
  • Experience with new FSMA labeling laws preferred
  • Experience with Nutrition Database programs
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license without restrictions
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

 

about George DeLallo Company

The George DeLallo Company was founded with the ideals of offering true authentic Italian foods with integrity and consistency. In the mid-1940s, Mr. George DeLallo began selling Italian grocery items door-to-door in the immigrant neighborhoods of Western Pennsylvania. In 1954, he and his wife Madeline established a grocery store in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, which specialized in authentic Italian foods. Soon after, they began to develop and sell traditional Italian products under the DeLallo name.

As the years progressed, the retail and wholesale businesses grew. In the 1980s, DeLallo pioneered the olive and antipasti bar concept, which has become a staple of grocery stores around the U.S. and has revolutionized the American consumer’s experience of table olives and antipasti.

Today, DeLallo’s original Jeannette retail store remains a vibrant and beloved part of the community and DeLallo products are distributed throughout the country. Whether it is found on traditional Italian grocery items such as olive oil, pasta, vinegars, and tomatoes, or on our complete line of cured olives and antipasti, the DeLallo label guarantees consumers authenticity, integrity, and consistency.