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Food Technologist

Company: Kevin's Natural Foods
Location: Modesto
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description -Job Title: Food TechnologistDepartment: R&DFLSA Code: ExemptStatus: Full TimeReports to: CEO -Summary: Food Technologist supports the R&D team by helping to maintain the Company's industry-leading nutrition and dietary standards. The foundation of this role will include generating and evaluating nutrition fact panels and ingredient statements. The individual will also be responsible for maintaining, archiving, and updating product specifications, recipes, and product development documentation and assisting with third-party certifications.
What You'll Do:

  • Uses Genesis software to great nutrition fact panels.
  • Uses ingredient specs to create ingredient statements consistent with USDA and FDA standards.
  • Works with R&D to ensure recipes are consistent with Kevin's high and well-defined nutrition standards.
  • Monitors products for false or incorrect values or claims on product labels, point of purchase materials, advertising, and other sources of information.
  • Maintains legal nutritional information by monitoring all analytical results, agency databases, and supplier information.
  • Coordinates information and issues final ingredients, nutrition, and claims to Marketing Managers for packaging development.
  • Maintains recipe and ingredient database and ensure changes are implemented and recorded.
  • Assists internal departments, clients, and consumers with product-related inquiries such as: shelf life, allergens, gluten-free, country of origin, nutrition, net weight.
  • Reviews new and updated ingredient specifications for US labeling compliance and deviations to the standard.
  • Revise current ingredient labels as necessary due to changes in formula or regulations.
  • Work with getting ingredients certified - paleo, keto, Non GMO, Glute Free
  • Work with Purchasing on new ingredients, pricing, etc.
  • Work with Plant set up - getting formulas into the system, scaling up from PD label to plant
  • Target cost cutting
  • All other duties as assigned or necessary. -
    What You'll Need:
    • Bachelor's degree in nutrition, food science, or equivalent experience/degree.
    • 2+ years of experience in the food production industry.
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Knowledge of FDA and USDA food labeling regulations.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects/tasks at any given time.
    • Strong computer skills, especially working with nutritional software, spreadsheets, and quality systems.
    • Strong communication and skills.
    • Proven teamwork and collaboration in small groups.
    • Product development of paleo/keto food products a strong plus.
    • Finally, you need to be able to roll up your sleeves and do whatever needs to be done, because, despite our early successes, we still operate in a start-up mentality!
      Healthy, Diverse Teams Breed Innovation: -Kevin's Natural Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We deeply believe that diverse backgrounds and experiences make better teams, and we seek to attract talent from all walks of life. -The team at Kevin's is smart, humble, and passionate and we value a work environment that fosters personal development and opportunities to move within our small, but quickly growing organization. -What's Cooking at Kevin's Natural Foods: -Kevin's Natural Foods is a line of healthy entr--es, sides, sauces, and seasoning blends, on a mission to make clean eating delicious and accessible. Kevin's guilt-free, sous-vide entr--es and sides, and signature certified paleo, keto, and gluten-free sauces allow health-conscious home cooks to whip up delicious meals in five minutes or less.With restaurant-quality ingredients and recipes, Kevin's products are readily available on the shelves at leading grocery retailers nationwide including Costco, Whole Foods, Albertsons, HEB and Publix. All Kevin's products contain no refined sugar, artificial ingredients, grains, or soy, and are made with antibiotic- and hormone-free meat. A true market disruptor, Kevin's Natural Foods is the first clean refrigerated entr--e brand.

Keywords: Kevin's Natural Foods, Modesto , Food Technologist, Other , Modesto, California

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