R&D Regulatory Compliance Associate

Johanna Foods, Inc.

Flemington, NJ


Overview

Johanna Foods is a state-of-the-art food manufacturer located in Flemington, New Jersey. Privately operated since 1995, Johanna Foods is now one of the country's largest producers and distributors of fruit juices, drinks and yogurt. Our products include the popular La Yogurt and Sabor Latino yogurt, Tree Ripe juices, Earth Wise juice beverages, Ssips and Sabor Latino drinks and nectars, and Ssips aseptic drink boxes, all using cutting-edge technologies and only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Johanna Foods is also a leading private label and co-pack juice and yogurt producer, manufacturing products for numerous leading retailers and brands.

 

What we offer:

Competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, and tuition reimbursement.

 

 

Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of all state, federal and customer regulatory requirements across all product categories and ensure products are in compliance.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current food labeling regulations, regulatory activity and trends.
  • Attend webinars and conferences as necessary to stay up-to-date. Complete industry training sessions as needed to stay current in regulatory knowledge.
  • Participate in validating new products, customer evaluations of existing products and application support.
  • Review formulas for standard of identity compliance.
  • Review and consult on food labels, packaging and other forms of label copy and artwork to ensure regulatory compliance to federal regulations and policies. Provide a written report/assessment of deficiencies and compliance results. Regulations include FDA, USDA and Health Canada CFIA.
  • As necessary, communicate cross functionally regarding current and emerging food regulation.
  • Monitor and maintain physical and electronic document archive.
  • Assist in maintaining certifications for products (Kosher, Organic, Non-GMO, etc.).
  • Review and provide support for retail customer databases.
  • Provide support to R&D Operations and Sales as needed.
Qualifications
  • Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Preferred – 0-3 years of experience working in an academic or industrial laboratory setting.
  • Preferred – 1-2 years of experience in FDA/USDA regulated environment.
  • Familiarity with FDA 21CFR
  • Familiarity with online databases (ProSpec, TraceGains, Hive, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and proofreading skills.
  • Detail oriented and quick learner.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and effective research and report writing skills.
  • Computer proficiency: MS Office, other related software, and email.
  • Ability to work independently and with teams; effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, balance priorities and be a self-starter.
  • Demonstrated technical learning ability, troubleshooting skills and project management.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing and quality aspects of dairy and beverage industry.
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