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Regulatory Affairs Scientist

Company: Mizkan America
Location: Mount Prospect
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF ROLE: This position reports into the Scientific & Regulatory Team in Quality Assurance. This Team sets regulatory-related Food Safety and product Quality Standards through research and communicates those learnings through specification standard setting and management. The Team also provides food label development & review for all Mizkan and third-party products and provides leadership & technical management for export, claims and certifications such as Organic, Halal, Kosher, and Non-GMO Project. The role's key responsibilities are the creating and maintaining of label information from ingredient review & initial development through label copy approval, maintaining integrity of Genesis labeling database program to ensure its accuracy, developing compliant nutrition and ingredient declarations. Manage special regulatory projects per project timelines, including working cross-functionally & with external agencies to secure label certifications. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop and maintain accurate food labeling information for ingredients and finished products. Prepare Label Information Form (LIF) to communicate approved regulatory mandated label elements.Maintain data integrity between Specification and Nutrition Labeling systemsManage the label review process to assure accuracy of mandatory regulatory information on the product label, and compliant label and labeling claims. Research foreign food regulatory requirements of interested countries, as identified, and provide support to export trade partners.Support and/or manage regulatory projects, as assigned, such as label revisions and regulatory mandated changes. Manage Organic & Halal product certifications. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:At least a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Chemistry, Food Science, or related fields. At least 5 years food industry experience with two 2-3 years in consumer product labeling and regulatory technical support.Knowledge of FDA food labeling regulations and demonstrated application to label development.Exceptional computer literacy skills requirements: Adept in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).Experience in the use of Nutrition Databases (e.g. Genesis).Demonstrated project management skills and experiences.Ability to create and present written and verbal reports to peers and management is essential.Ability to effectively prioritize, organize, and execute tasks in a fast paced, high performance, cross functional team based culture, and passion about delivering tangible results.Strong demonstrated problem solving skills, and must have strong attention to detail.Willingness and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.Aspire to take on new challenges and opportunities for learning.

Keywords: Mizkan America, Mount Prospect , Regulatory Affairs Scientist, Other , Mount Prospect, Illinois

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