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Food Safety Allergen Specialist

CPA Recruitment
22,000 - 40,000
Closing date
4 Dec 2020

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Food Safety Allergen Specialist


C22,000 - 40,000

Open to a junior for training or a senior role


The Company

Opportunity to work with the leading food research and advisory organisation in the UK

The role

Work closely with the Allergen Specialist to advise clients on food safety aspects pertaining to allergens

Duties and responsibilities

  • Planning and execution of technical delivery as guided by the line manager or others within the team, ability to plan and manage your own time to meet deadlines.  This will be on a blend of contract, training and research projects. All work is undertaken in line with the requirements of the business management system.
  • Responding to direct technical enquiries with support as appropriate using information retrieved from relevant sources.  This will include provision of consultancy and the performing of site audits/pre-audits.  The frequency and complexity of which will build with time and experience. 
  • Present training materials as the lead tutor or support tutor, as relevant, on both scheduled and client specific courses.
  • Design and develop training course materials. 
  • Interpretation of results and preparation of client reports to agreed standards. 
  • Through implementation of business development strategies, stimulate areas of contract, training, and research in line with the focus area of the job

Preparing project proposals/tenders for clients to a level agreed with the line manager.


Duties and responsibilities

This will be dependant on what level you enter in at.

  • A graduate in a relevant scientific subject or equivalent (e.g. experience).
  • A technical knowledge of the food industry (science and technology) across multiple food sectors.  Several years (3 to 5) experience in a technical or quality management role within food manufacturing or in food legislation enforcement.
  • Practical experience of at least one industrial food safety management standard would be an advantage.
  • Formal qualification in HACCP, Level 4 would be expected to fulfil the job requirements.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of food allergen management and its role in the wider context of food production (such as alignment with HACCP).
  • An understanding of, or experience in, the theory and practice of allergen analysis, specifically using ELISA and DNA-based methods. A knowledge of mass spectrometry techniques would be an advantage.
  • An understanding of scientific regulatory affairs as it relates to food allergens within the UK/EU regulatory paradigms would be an advantage.
  • Practical experience and trained in auditing.

For further information please contact Lesa Lynch on 0208 203 1000 or email an up to date CV to


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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