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Agricultural Food Safety Consultant

Company: Actalent
Location: Visalia
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

The Global Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P.) Consultant will provide a turnkey approach to Global G.A.P. certification to satisfy our growers unique requirements. GAR Bennett's Global G.A.P. Consultant will provide onsite training with minimal disruption of ongoing grower operations. The Consultant works closely with grower's personnel to prepare necessary documentation, procedures and quality systems that ensure compliance with Global G.A.P. food safety processes and supplier requirements. In the process, the Consultant will help growers in streamlining existing procedures to conform to Global G.A.P. standard requirements and help growers develop required new ones. The Consultant will help growers to quickly overcome any certifying audit discrepancies and work with growers to ensure preparedness for subsequent audits.
Role and Responsibilities:

  • Survey current and potential growers (Ranch Site Risk Assessment).

  • Conduct Mock Recalls to ensure all systems should an actual recall occur.

  • Conduct costs assessments based on production.

  • Conduct or assign trainings required by Global G.A.P. including but not limited to Hygiene training and first aid.

  • Supply grower with all current and required documents.

  • Conduct residue test based off their country of export.

  • Conduct chemical, physical, and microbiological water analysis. Work with appropriate GAR Bennett staff to gather data.

  • Set up initial meetings with growers to establish the scope of the audit. (Option 1 PSS Produce Handling)

  • Act as the liaison between Grower and Certifying Body.

  • Manage, track and organize all data related to Global G.A.P.

  • Conduct first aid training sessions either on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting.

  • Pre-audit as a certified internal audit to conduct pre-audit as a check list requirement.

  • Evaluate audits to establish compliance with certification requirements.

  • Conduct Harvest assessments along with pre-audits for the Farm Labor Contractors (FLC).

  • Conduct Certificate of Analysis (COA). Residue Water Soil and Tissue.

  • Analyze Grower Agrian use reports for compliance verification.

  • Audit grower record keeping ensuring compliance with announced and surveillance Good Agricultural Practices audits.

  • Assist Growers to ensure that their food safety program is ready for re-certification audits, help pass unannounced audits and avoid costly product recalls. Assist with Corrective Action Reports and bring grower compliant to report demands.

  • Develop new programs that will Enhance the Global G.A.P. program.

  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting growers and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategies surrounding them.

  • Perform any other tasks assigned to support and improve the overall team operations.

    Knowledge and Experience:

    • Good knowledge and understanding of all global gap related commodities in the Central Valley region.

    • Demonstrated experience in having undertaken similar exercises elsewhere.

    • Bachelor's degree in agriculture or related field training and experience.

    • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in English & Spanish.

    • Ethical Conduct and communication proficiency

    • Take Charge Attitude

    • Team Player

    • GFSI Certification Global G.A.P.

    • FSMA Train the Trainer Certified.

    • Global GAP Version 5.0-2 Certified

    • HACCP Certified

    • Internal Auditing Certification

    • Train the Trainer First Aid Certified

    • Environmental Monitoring Certified

    • Sanitizing Certified

    • Relevant professional training in Global gap implementation from a recognized institution is mandatory.

    • At least 4 years working experience Global gap implementation.

      About Actalent:
      Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We're supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.
      The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Actalent, Visalia , Agricultural Food Safety Consultant, Professions , Visalia, California

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