Technical Services - Labeling

Beaverton, OR (USA)

Reser's Fine Foods

This position will apply a robust knowledge of labeling regulations to all phases of the product lifecycle, ensuring that packaging is accurate, compliant and innovative. This position will review a high volume of product labels and will directly oversee the nutritional and product specification data used to develop product packaging and to disseminate to customers. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide food labeling expertise and collaborate with Quality, R&D, Marketing, Operations, and Sales to leverage regulations and give Reser’s Fine Foods a competitive advantage in the marketplace. 
  2. Routinely collaborate with Private Label customers to jointly develop and approve product labels.
  3. Monitor and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current regulations, food labeling regulatory activity, and relevant technical product and processing information. Assess business opportunities and impact to brands.
  4. Guide the product development labeling process for new and reformulated products to ensure regulatory and business requirements are met for all nutrition goals/claims, ingredient guidelines, and product name/Standard of Identity. 
  5. Develop and maintain accurate food labeling information for finished products (e.g. allergens, nutrition, ingredient statements, product name, claims) to assure compliance with regulations (FDA, USDA, CFIA), third-party certification standards and company policies.
  6. Review product labels to verify correctness and regulatory compliance. 
  7. Generate product Nutrition and Ingredient statements from company database.
  8. Proactively identify potential regulatory issues, provide resolution and offer suggestions when working on new product labels or product reformulations to improve speed to market.
  9. Process and submit USDA label sketch approvals and temporary approvals. Issue generic label approvals to production facilities. 
  10. Respond to inquiries relating to private label items, ingredients, label claims, allergens or other technical information.
  11. Assist with maintaining formulas, internal specifications or other technical documents as needed. 
  12. Communicate cross functionally regarding current and emerging food labeling issues and opportunities.
  13. Collects, enters and maintains product and technical data for customer web sites and performs routine updates to ensure accuracy is maintained.
  14. Other departmental duties as assigned. 
April 16, 2018