HACCP Specialist

Position Detail Summary

Position Details

Position Title: HACCP Specialist
Company: Maple Leaf Foods
Department: Food Safety & Quality Assurance
Date Posted: 2019-04-15 13:20:23
Location: Toronto - ON
Reference No.: 12186038
Emp. Type: Full Time

Position Description

A Sustainable Protein Company
We are proud of our roots, which we can trace back over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we work to reconnect families with the goodness of food. We are helping to transform the world’s food system so that it can survive, and thrive, for generations to come.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong, values-based culture, where dedicated employees take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, our customers and our communities.  Our 11,500 employees thrive in an engaging, open and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and responsibility. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.


Responsible for maintaining and updating the facilities HACCP program at the Toronto Poultry facility (slaughter, processing and distribution) according to CFIA, BRC, Business unit and customer requirements. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for ensuring a safe, cost effective and service oriented department, while providing MLF value-based leadership to employees at the facility.


  • Ensures that HACCP system (Pre-requisite and HACCP plans) are maintained and up to date as per current MIR, MOP, FSEP and other applicable legislative requirements.
  • Update SOP’s and forms as necessary from HACCP system reassessments, program changes, etc
  • Responsible for annual HACCP and Pre-requisite program reassessment.
  • Responsible for scheduling and leading Monthly Food Safety Meeting. HACCP meetings and issues monthly minutes and GMP newsletters.
  • Conduct CVS tasks with CFIA Inspectors at the plant on a day to day basis and ensure all corrective actions are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist with third party audits (CVS, HACCP, BRC, FSQMS or customer) and prepare/coach cross functional managers before and during these audits.
  • Assist in follow up and issue any corrective actions, if necessary, based on deviations found in plant process or resulting from customer complaints.
  • Data entry on a regular basis on plant’s Food Safety Score Card.
  • Conduct annual and new employee training on CCP monitoring and other HACCP SOP’s as required.
  • Assist with cross functional SOP development and ensure that facility SOP’s and related documents are in correct format, properly stored and distributed as per manufacturing excellence requirements.
  • Maintains corrective action tracker data base to ensure continuous improvement activities cited from internal and external audits are acted upon and remain on track.
  • To perform other duties as assigned.


• Career development opportunities.  Your career will not stop at this role, this is just the beginning
• Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
• Defined Contribution Pension Plan
• Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
• Employee Assistance Program


  • Two (2) to five (5) years of HACCP experience in a food safety or quality assurance role
  • Strong experience in developing and maintaining Quality Assurance Programs, HACCP systems and SOP’s
  • Post-secondary education relating to Food Science or related discipline
  • Excellent organizational, project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills to be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Innovative and creative problem solving in finding solutions and opportunities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Windows
  • Strong interpersonal skills that allow for conflict resolution

  • Management of HACCP programs to ensure we are meeting all required elements of Food Safety.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.

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