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Food Technologist: Specification and Legal Advisor required

Part-time, Permanent 15 hours p/w – home based/remote
Micron2 Ltd is an established and highly regarded independent food safety service provider.

Job Description

The Food Technologist – Specification and Legal Labelling Advisor will assist and provide food consultancy services to our food industry clients. The person will play a vital role in our small, adaptive and efficient consultancy team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Consultancy Manager or the Senior Technical Advisor in the absence of the Consultancy Manager.
  • Approval of food specifications using clients online and/or office document-based systems.
  • Checking of supplier’s SAQs.
  • Food label approval for legality and compliance.
  • Client’s technical projects as and when requested.
  • Attending technical/company meetings as required.

Person Specification

The position would suit a person with previous food industry working experience.

The person should be numerate and literate, with a broad knowledge of general office IT including Microsoft Office applications.

The person will be expected to meet deadlines and be comfortable with managing their own work.

Essential Requirements

Food Industry knowledge including;                                                                                                                         

  • Product specification detail
  • Food Information Regulations and all relevant/specific food labelling law
  • Knowledge of on-line specification systems e.g. QADEX, micros etc

Good knowledge of MS Office and general familiarity of video conferencing software (Zoom / Teams etc)

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Proficient organisation skills.

Methodical and precise approach to tasks.

Home or private office with good internet access.

Salary:

12-13K depending on experience.

What happens Next:

Send CV to micron2jobs@gmail.com

Successful candidates will be contacted by Micron2 Ltd to hold initial interviews by video call.

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Serena Moore

We are delighted to welcome Serena to our Office Team this month as Assistant Manager.

In this role she will be multi-tasking, involved in BRCGS audit clients, auditor allocations, meeting deadlines for the issue of reports and certificates and company accounts.

Serena comes from a very varied and interesting career background and having previously been involved in organising tracking systems for e bikes and weddings for the National Trust she will bring great admin and organisational skills to our set up.

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Auditors Wanted

We are always on the look out for additional auditors for our accredited BRC Global Standards schemes, which are for Food Safety, Storage & Distribution and Agents & Brokers.

If you are UK or Ireland based, already qualified and active that is a real plus however we can look at training the right candidates. There could also be the option of employment (our preferred option for the right person) or freelance work.

If you you have the essential requirements academically, including Lead Assessor and HACCP qualifications and some auditing experience, please get in touch at micron2jobs@gmail.com

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Covid-19 Update

There have been several subtle changes to BRCGS procedures since the previous post (25/03/20).

For existing clients, if requested we continue to carry out Risk Assessments as part of the Certification Extension process. One significant change is that we now have to charge for the BRCGS fee for this, which is half the normal full audit fee for all risk assessment interviews since 1st June 2020.

The good news is that while we have been carrying out full on site audits in other countries e.g. China for a few weeks, we have also just started to resume them in the UK. This is good news for sites and for us frankly.

The BRCGS and all Certification Bodies working in the UK have been thinking hard about what will happen when those companies that have had an extension certificate will have to be fully audited later and how to resolve the bottleneck of audits that will result. One option from BRCGS is that companies that are normally due for audit later this year who have not had extended certificates may be able to move their re-audit dates without penalty, however we would also like all suppliers who have audits due in the next few months to consider whether we may do a full audit without resorting to the certificate extension programme.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss this.

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Welcome to Samantha

We are delighted to welcome Samantha MacRae who has joined us this week. Samantha is a full time employee who will be carrying out audits and assisting with report checking. Samantha comes from a wide-ranging food manufacturing environment and adds strength to our audit team for both bespoke audits and BRCGS work.