Food Safety Adviser Food Safety Adviser

If you have a scientific mind you may have just found your calling. You will inspect food production, preparation and displays to ensure health and safety measures are being met.

Job Summary

  • Develop and implement appropriate and workable food safety systems during food production
  • Responsible for the provision of safe catering practices for kitchens, restaurants, retail outlets and delivered buffets
  • Carry out audits and risk assessments, monitor and evaluate systems and practices,
  • Advise and guide others on best practice and compliance with the legislation regarding food safety
  • Offer advice or deal directly with food safety complaints, conduct investigations and damage limitation exercises and produce reports
  • Keeping up with the latest legislation and its impact on company procedures
  • Making amendments to ensure line/unit managers understand and manage procedural changes manual
  • Dealing with environmental officers and responding to solicitor letters are often part of the role

Skills required

  • Exceptional knowledge of Hygiene, Health & Safety
  • Standards and quality driven management style
  • Interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills
  • Computer literate
  • Problem solving
  • Educated to Degree level in a related subject

Qualifications and Training

You’ll need a strong background in Science as far as Degree level. You can study various Science qualifications in College at BTEC level. When you reach University you’ll be able to study for a Degree directly related to Food Technology. Once you’ve earned your Degree many Graduate Schemes are available to you where you will receive further on-the-job training

Salary Expectations

A Food Safety Advisor can expect to earn between £20,000 and £25,000 a year when they first begin. With experience and increased responsibilities they can earn between £30,000 and £45,000.

Salary rates vary depending upon your experience, as well as the company. These figures are only intended as a guide.*

The bonus bits…

Fantastic opportunities in regards to your salary

*Figures supplied by National Careers Service November 2013