Job Type

full-time

Posted

6 days ago

Location

LaPorte, IN

Description

Position Overview:

  • The primary purpose of this position is to own labeling review for finished good food products both domestic and international for both plants. Partners with Innovation, QA, Supply chain, Marketing, Project Management teams. Utilizes foundational knowledge of 21CFR Part 101 (Food Labeling) Part 172 (Food Additives), Parts 181 – 184 (GRAS) to support cross functional team.  Upcoming international requirements and country specific labelling requirements (Canada Food and Nutrition guidelines, Mexico -NOM, EU legislations, UK Food law and other countries).  Reviews raw materials and formulas for compliance to nomenclature for country specific needs.
  • Develop components of product label including ingredient statement, allergen declaration, nutrition facts panel, net weight statement and claims, rounding requirements, and standards of identity.  Collaborate with Innovation team on specific ingredients restrictions, limits and regulatory hurdles prior to innovation trials
  • Ensure product specific declarations, kosher, halal and zero waste certifications are met and updates from trade groups
  • Establishes the connections between nutritional information, ingredient statements and claims
  • Fully understand and apply FDA and International labeling regulations as needed, and be knowledgeable of retail food labeling regulation and guidance Provide the highest level of expertise and technical regulatory customer service to Quality, Sales, and R&D to commercialize and meet the marketing demands of new and existing products.
  • Manage continuous improvement activities associated with technical information requests and department objectives.
  • Report to upper management the emerging trends in requests, potential areas of improvement, or risk/impact of the inquiries
  • Seek outside consultants’ help, trade organizations and tap into researching specifics for declarations, icons and pictures and recommend to the team changes required for specific country.
  • Collaborate with and provide mentorship to cross-functional partners for project teams, including commercial marketing, legal, nutrition, health and wellness, and product development.
  • Read, analyze and interpret food-industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations
  • Contribute optimally to the foundation of the Regulatory team by maintaining compliance tools, updating policies and procedures, and striving for continuous improvement to enable products to get to market quickly

About the Company

American Licorice

A 100 YEAR LEGACY

In September of 2014, American Licorice Co. surpassed the 100 years in business mark. In that time we have had the pleasure of creating some of the best candies, watched our fans beam with happiness as they celebrated their lives with our treats, and worked (and continue to work) with the best family of associates a team could ask for. When Martin Kretchmer started this small licorice company in Chicago, he undoubtedly did not know that he was creating a company that would reach and impact the lives of so many people. We hope that we are making him proud every day.

Company Size

100 to 499 employees

Industry

Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing

Founded

1914

Website

http://www.americanlicorice.com