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Certified Food Protection/Safety Manager

Washington D.C., DC, USA

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About the Role

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and implement comprehensive food safety policies, procedures, and protocols in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Conduct regular inspections of kitchen and dining areas to identify potential hazards, including food handling, storage, preparation, and equipment sanitation.
Provide ongoing training to all restaurant staff on food safety practices, including proper handwashing, temperature control, cross-contamination prevention, and allergen management.
Collaborate with the management team to develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to food safety and hygiene.
Monitor and enforce the adherence to food safety practices throughout the restaurant, ensuring all employees are following established protocols.
Conduct thorough investigations and root cause analysis in the event of foodborne illness outbreaks or food safety incidents and provide recommendations for corrective actions.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all food safety inspections, training sessions, incidents, and corrective actions taken.
Stay informed about the latest food safety regulations and industry best practices, and ensure the brand remains in compliance with all applicable standards.
Collaborate with external auditors and health inspectors during routine inspections and audits, providing necessary documentation and addressing any areas of concern.
Develop and foster a culture of food safety consciousness among all staff members, emphasizing the importance of food safety in daily operations.


  • Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's in food science, nutrition, public health, or a related field is preferred.

    • Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification or equivalent.

    • Proven experience as a Food Safety Specialist or in a similar role within the restaurant industry.

    • Strong knowledge of local, state, and federal food safety regulations and industry standards.

    • Excellent understanding of foodborne illnesses, allergens, cross-contamination, and proper food handling and storage practices.

    • Ability to develop and deliver engaging training programs to employees at all levels.

    • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to identify potential food safety hazards.

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.

    • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, with the ability to analyze data and make informed decisions.

    • Proficiency in using food safety monitoring systems and software.

    • Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, as required.

About the Company

A Food Safety Specialist is responsible for ensuring the well-being of the customers and staff by implementing and maintaining robust food safety protocols and practices.

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