Regulatory Affairs Manager (Remote) in Ventura CA

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FreshRealm
Title: 
Regulatory Affairs Manager (Remote)
Date: 
01/18/2022
Job ID: 
5674141002
Location: 
Ventura CA
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
QA/Lab Manager, Regulatory Affairs/Compliance
FreshRealm - CONNECTING THROUGH MEALS

At FreshRealm we aspire to be THE fresh meal company. Fresh meals are our focus, and we are passionate about revolutionizing this rapidly growing category.

FreshRealm develops, sources, commercializes and assembles fresh meals. Fresh meals, including meal kits, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook offerings are 100% our focus. We partner with leading Grocery, Convenience and Omni channel retailers to deliver the very best meals to their customers. Our success is measured by the success of our retail partners. Service, quality and consistency are our obsession, and we take pride in every meal that our customers place on their shelves.

At FreshRealm meals are more than a source of nutrition, they are our passion. Meals are the heart of a timeless ritual of sitting down to connect with family, friends, and ourselves. We are proud to play a small part in the ritual of "connecting us through meals".

If you are a leader looking to build the future of fresh meals, you are growth minded and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, or you are excited to work with the country's largest retailers, go to market with the best in product quality and work with industry leaders that care for each other and their communities, FreshRealm is the perfect fit for you.

Overview

The Regulatory Affairs Manager will report to the VP of Food Safety and Quality. The Regulatory Affairs Manager's primary role is to ensure that all food products manufactured meet requirements of customers, regulatory authorities, and internal standards. This role will provide support in creating nutritional facts panel, claims substantiation, ingredient decks, proofreading artwork, creating specifications, SOPs and other activities related to regulatory compliance.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop finished product labels, including creating ingredient statements, nutrition facts panel, nutrient content, claims, romance copy, and other statements provided on pack for regulatory compliance
  • Assess ingredients, formulas, and claims to ensure compliance with domestic and international food regulations. Provide regulatory expertise to cross-functional teams, making regulatory decisions as required
  • Provide input on formula development to meet claim requirements and country suitability. Lead strategic discussions with legal counsel and marketing teams to develop regulatory strategy as needed
  • Ensure that packaging follows federal, state and local regulations. This includes daily interactions with marketing, graphic design team, quality and external stakeholders to ensure that new and revised packaging graphics and placements are in compliance with labeling regulations. Maintain and review nutritional information for products, such as confirming appropriate calculation methods, calculating nutrient content per serving, checking rounding rules, etc.
  • Monitor and track current FDA regulations, warning letters and trends related to food labeling, nutrition, claims and food safety. Summarize and help interpret U.S. regulations and guidance documents related to labeling, nutrition, and claims
  • Ensure compliance to RACC requirements on NFP
  • Provide technical support in the development of substantiating and validating label claims, such as non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, kosher and other relevant claims as needed
  • Create and update product specifications, product certificates, and nutrition data based on analytical data
  • Maintain a document management system compliant with regulatory, quality, and company requirements
  • Review marketing materials, digital assets, and other forms of product advertising for product labeling compliance
  • Submit labels for approval to LSAS
  • Develop and maintain compliance tools and resources (e.g., genesis, ingredient spreadsheets, SOPs and procedures) based on current labeling requirements
  • Assist Team with process improvement and data management, including working on ad hoc projects as necessary
  • Review consumer complaints and assist in questions related to product as needed
  • Contribute to innovation and renovation projects in area of responsibility, and ensure compliance by design of raw materials, labels, and specs in close collaboration with a cross-functional team
  • Provide regulatory support by researching proposed ingredients, claims, third party certifications and marketing strategies
  • Analyze and compile regulatory advice received from trade associations, outside counsel and other resources
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Food Science or related discipline required
  • Proficiency in FDA and USDA food labeling laws and regulations
  • At least 5 years experience in product labeling at a consumer-packaged goods company preferred

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, global regulatory food law, food safety, advertising, claim substantiation and risk assessment is a plus
  • Positive and self-starter attitude with a strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Strong ability to interpret and analyze the regulations and create practical, business friendly solutions
  • Strong knowledge and applicable skill in using MS Office/ G Suite/ESHA
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively within the team and with cross-functional partners
  • Solutions-oriented team player capable of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills

FreshRealm, LLC does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm recruiters. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of FreshRealm, LLC.

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