Job Vacancy - QA Auditor


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Fairfax Meadow is part of the Argent Group Europe, which was founded in 1997 and is the holding company for several food and food-related businesses. Fairfax Meadow was established in the 1970’s from a small group of local butchers in North London, Fairfax Meadow have grown to become the leading Catering Butcher in the UK. Investing as we have evolved to ensure our infrastructure is always leading edge, we believe we have unrivalled, state of the art production processes and facilities. Our customers operate in challenging marketplaces, so we continually develop and innovate to help ensure they stay ahead of the game.


The successful candidate will have proven experience in a food manufacture or science environment. You will be experienced in theimplementation of Site Food Safety & Quality Assurance systems, carrying out QA and QC checks and tasks, monitoring and controlling food Safety control points and investigating and resolving customer complaints.



Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure the safety and quality of all products through the implementation of Site Food Safety & Quality Assurance systems

  • To work effectively as part of the QA and Production teams

  • To carry out QA and QC checks and tasks in all areas of the production chain including temperature, specification, weight, traceability, calibration, cleaning  and tasting checks

  • To ensure that all Food Safety control points identified via the HACCP system are fully monitored and controlled

  • To ensure compliance with all Company policies and procedures relating to Food Safety and Quality

  • To monitor and assist in the provision of any staff training relating to Basic Food Hygiene, HACCP awareness, general induction, GMP and Health & Safety

  • To liaise with the Production Department in matters relating to any quality or food safety issue

  • To ensure effective investigation, prompt response and solutions to customer complaints/process issues

  • To ensure that customer returns are monitored and investigated and appropriate analysis is given to the relevant departments and managers

  • To maintain all certification schemes such as BRC and Red Tractor

  • To assist in factory visits from customers and gaining and maintaining approval ratings

  • To liaise with customer representatives in a professional manner

  • To ensure that the Technical Manager/QA Manager is kept fully informed of all key issues and developments through regular informal and documented contact

  • To monitor hygiene standards and take necessary corrective action

  • To continually develop new initiatives to improve standards

  • To carry out tasting of all species of meat.  Participate in all species tasting panels and as part of complaint investigation


Qualifications & Skills


  • GSCE/A-levels + 1 year experience or Degree

  • Food safety courses

  • Quality systems courses

  • Food manufacturing experience preferred

  • BRC Systems experience preferred

  • Self- motivated and resilient

  • Good attention to detail with organisational skills

  • IT Literate

  • Good communication skills


If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@fairfaxmeadow.co.uk