HACCP Specialist

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 05-15-2018


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Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.



The HACCP Specialist is responsible for administering HACCP Program and Food Safety protocols at the Ethel Poultry facility. The candidate is responsible for ensuring a safe, cost effective and service-oriented department, while providing values-based leadership to employees at the facility.


 Ensures that HACCP system (Pre-requisite and HACCP plans) are maintained up to date as per current MIR, MOP, FSEP and other applicable legislative requirements.
• Update SOPs and forms as necessary from HACCP system reassessments, program changes, etc.
• Responsible for annual HACCP and Pre-requisite program reassessment.
• Responsible for scheduling and leading Monthly Food Safety Meeting, HACCP meetings and issues monthly minutes while working closely with HACCP Specialist on Day shift.  
• Conduct CVS tasks with CFIA inspectors on night shift at the plant on a day to day basis and ensure all corrective actions for IRCs and CARs are completed in a timely manner.
• Assist with third party audits (CVS, HACCP, BRC, FSQMS or customer) and prepare/coach cross functional managers before and during these audits.
• Assist in follow up and issue any corrective actions, if necessary, based on deviations found in plant process or resulting from customer complaints.
• Conduct annual and new employee training on CCP monitoring and other HACCP SOPs as required.
• Assist with cross functional SOP development and ensure that facility SOPs and related documents are in correct format, properly stored and distributed as per manufacturing excellence requirements.
• Schedule and conduct monthly GMP, internal and external audits with cross-functional team and identifying opportunities for improvement.
• Maintain corrective action tracker data base to ensure continuous improvement activities cited from internal and external audits are acted upon and remain on track
• Assist cross functional team completing food safety incidents and investigating customer complaints.
• Developing a constructive work environment through excellent interpersonal, team building skills, open communications, encouraging input and constructive performance management.
• Maintaining an attitude of continuous process improvement and training of employees at hourly and salary levels.
• Take lead on executing various initiatives to improve the quality and safety of our process and products.
• Support QA and Food Safety functions in absence of FSQA Supervisor on night shift as required.
• Support to Black Belts and Green Belt projects.
• To perform other duties as assigned.


• Post Secondary Education relating to Food Science or related discipline
• 2-5 years experience in food related quality assurance role (Meat/seafood industry preferred)
• Excellent organizational, project management and multi-tasking and prioritization skills
• Exceptional leadership and communication skills
• Strong experience in developing and maintaining Quality Assurance programs, HACCP systems and SOP's
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & Windows
• Innovative and creative problem solving in finding solutions and opportunities

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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