May 04, 2021

Food Safety Assistant

  • Glasshouse Recruiting
  • Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Full time Health Care

Job Description


To assist the Group Food Safety and Quality Manager with the day-to-day management of the Food Safety and Quality department

The Food Safety Assistant will mainly assist in maintaining food safety and health and safety procedures, ensure that food safety and health and safety documentation are maintained and report to line management thereon

To assist in the company export activities


Food safety:

Assist with the induction process of all new employees

Do walk through hygiene inspections of the plant premises and report non-conformances to relevant managers and supervisors

Ensure that all food safety records are completed once weekly, verified, and report non-conformances to department and or section managers and supervisors

Ensure that all food safety certificates, records and document are appropriately filed and displayed as prescribed

Control First-Aid boxes, order medical supplies and ensure that plaster register is up to date

Ensure the scheduling and sampling plus documentation of samples and swabs on products, personnel, contact surfaces and water for microbiological and or chemical testing

Ensure the execution and maintaining of thermo-control monitoring, verification and report on the current status to Senior and Line Management

Ensure the execution and maintaining of the Cleaning and Sanitizing processes and report to Senior and Line Management

Assist the Group Food Safety and Quality Manager in the day to day maintenance of all the documented Food Safety PRP`s, SOP`s, GMP`s and procedures

Perform and assist with formal and informal internal Food Safety training

Take corrective actions whenever non-fulfilment of a specified requirement occur and report such corrective actions to senior and line management

Conduct traceability and Recall mock studies as scheduled

To monitor and maintain HACCP control measures in order to ensure that no contamination of products occur during receiving, storage, handling or packing

Analysis of and report on food safety actions

Update knowledge of HACCP, food safety, hygiene and scientific trends and relevant standards plus legislation on a regular basis

Health & Safety:

Assist with the promotion of Occupational Health and Safety within the organization

Assist in maintaining occupational health and safety systems, including policies, procedures and manuals

Make sure that personal protective equipment is being used in the workplace according to regulations

Make sure that dangerous materials are stored correctly

Make sure that all personnel at the company are aware of and complies with all health and safety legislation in the use of its plant

Assist in the investigation of accidents and unsafe work conditions, study possible causes and recommend remedial action

Assist in the reporting process of Injury on Duty documentation

Conduct regular health and safety training sessions

Communicate with Senior and line management on the status of the health and safety program

Export Assistance:

Assist management in the planning of export orders

Keeping of export stock level statistics

Organize and document the movement of export products

Ensure that all export products conform to the client’s product specifications

Source lot numbers for all export products

Ensure that correct labels are printed for all export products

Ensure that all export boxes are strapped, pallet-packed and marked correctly

Ensure that all export products are weight correctly

Ensure that the packing list for all export orders are completed and distributed

Ensure the correct filing of all export documentation

Assist with the loading of products into trucks and containers

Apply for and organize applicable Veterinary health documentation

Reporting any export related issues to relevant managers

To assist with any reasonable / lawful duties / functions outside of allocated duties due to operational requirements


Knowledge of HACCP, PRP`s, GMP`s and food safety legislation

Knowledge of microbiological procedures

Computer literate

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong analytic skills

Diploma in Food Technology / Food Science

At least 2 years’ experience in a food processing environment


Monday: 07:00 -18:00

Tuesday – Thursday: 07:00 -16:30

Friday: 07:00 -14:30

Saturdays and Sundays: off

Public holidays: off

Should you meet the above requirements, we urge you to please apply by forwarding your CV along with any supporting documents to email

Contact will only be made with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful

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