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Food Safety Advisor

Contract Type
Energy & Manufacturing
La Palma, California
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The Food Safety Advisor will serve as the technical center of expertise for food safety management in the Retail ampm business and be accountable for developing and implementing food safety programs

Job Description

The role reports to the Retail Compliance Manager and is a member of the Technical & Compliance Team. The role also works closely with the Offer Development Team in assisting to evaluate the intent, value and execution of food programs and processes in the business.

  • Technical Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assure full quality control and food safety compliance requirements are met at all Company Owned retail sites
  • Interpret federal, state and local regulatory guidelines to assure the ongoing compliance of the food safety program
  • Engage with stakeholders to identify potential quality and food safety exposure risks & annually review/update food safety risks on the business risk register
  • Develop food safety policies and procedures for retail sites based on needs assessment and applicability.
  • Annually review the food safety sections of the Store Systems Manual(s), Third-Party audit forms and BP standard Contract language around food safety
  • Update the Food Crisis Business Continuity Plan annually; and develop a full-scale Food Recall training module for the annual drill.
  • Manage all food quality/safety related incidents & conduct investigations as necessary for: product recalls, food related complaints, product irregularity or any other complaints involving consumable products.
  • Provide technical SME risk reduction guidance for alcohol, tobacco and other specialty products.
  • Oversee food safety audit program for proprietary ampm food product suppliers and wholesalers.
  • Ensure vendor food safety audits are current and meet BP requirements.


Bachelor’s degree in food science, microbiology or related field required.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in food manufacturing, food safety and/or auditing
  • Strong knowledge of HACCP Food safety programs and requirements to mitigate Food Incident risks while maximizing customer satisfaction
  • Development of retail quality control and food safety programs, policies and procedures
  • Ability to provide quality control and food safety training as necessary
  • Ability to communicate via verbal, written effectively and clearly to a variety of audiences