Food Safety Advisor, Regulatory

Food Safety Advisor, Regulatory

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking a highly motivated individual with food safety expertise to provide leadership and scientific support in the development of policies for the ministry's Meat Inspection Program.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• provide ongoing technical support to Meat Inspection Program staff related to meat plant food safety and related ministry policies
• provide leadership and scientific input into the development, maintenance and enforcement of food safety regulations and industry guidance
• coordinate research, analysis and communications for meat food safety and animal welfare issues, acting as a regulatory resource specialist to inspection staff and industry organizations on meat production issues
• develop recommendations and present potential impacts and consequences of regulatory amendments and guidance to industry pertaining to the meat processing industry
• participate on multidisciplinary working groups and contribute expertise to assist in the development of regulations, standards, procedures and programs
• prepare and deliver presentations to ministry management, at public meetings or at industry association gatherings

Location: Guelph

How do I qualify?

Knowledge of food safety:

• You have knowledge of the principles and practices of food safety.
• You have knowledge of food safety legislation and related regulations.

Industry knowledge:

• You have knowledge of the meat processing industry.
• You have knowledge of food safety risk management programs and controls.
• You have knowledge of agriculture and food sciences to identify the implications of new or revised food safety standards.
• You have knowledge of labeling requirements for food products.

Communication skills:

• You have oral and written communications skills to explain, document and present complex information in practical terms.
• You have negotiation and collaboration skills to influence industry clients to develop and implement compliance programs.
• You have interpersonal skills to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with industry representatives and other government staff.

Computer skills:

• You are proficient with a variety of computer software applications (e.g. word processing, internet, spreadsheet, database).

Salary Range: $68,536 - $100,994 per year

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, West Region

Please apply online, only, by
Friday, March 10, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 105212 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code. 

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