Large scale companies that create or process foods and food items are the typical employer of a food safety director. This upper level manager oversees all aspects of safe food handling, storage, and shipping for the company, ensuring that perishable items are kept safe for human consumption until the organization delivers the product. The food safety director likely works closely with a quality control department or manager, as well as with risk management personnel in this endeavor. The director is always mindful of the fact that unsafe food operations can not only be dangerous to consumers but also costly in terms of waste. This can also possibly create adverse marketing and branding conditions.
Food Safety Director Tasks
Communicate with regulatory agencies.
Investigate accidents and finalize risk mitigation plans in food safety, sanitation, and microbiology.
Lead long-term strategic direction of food safety.
Work with operations, loss prevention, human resources, and risk management to ensure consistency in policies and training.