Ocean Mist® Farms Appoints Lisa Fuentes as New Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance
CASTROVILLE, CA - Ocean Mist® Farms is adding 19 years of experience in food safety and organic quality management to its team. The company announced, this week, that it has hired Lisa Fuentes as its new Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance.
“I am happy to join the Ocean Mist Farms family and look forward to this new opportunity with a brand that has a long-standing reputation for integrity and superior food safety standards,” said Fuentes, in a press release.
According to that release, Fuentes brings past experience earned at Driscoll’s Inc., Foxy Produce, Green Giant Fresh, River Ranch, and Scientific Certification Systems to her new role at Ocean Mist. And, the company noted, her extensive background within the food safety sector will be instrumental as she spearheads the quality assurance and food safety efforts at Ocean Mist Farms.
Fuentes brings experience on both sides of the food safety assurance equation—working as an inspector and auditor as well as in the private sector implementing successful food safety programs, and this experience gives her an invaluable knowledge base from which to lead Ocean Mist Farms’ Food Safety and Quality Assurance team.
“We are glad to have someone of Lisa’s talent join our team,” said Chris Drew, Vice President of Operations. “Her extensive knowledge of quality management and food integrity makes her a vital addition to our team.”
Fuentes is driven by a consultative approach that seeks long-term, mutually beneficial vendor and customer connections, Ocean Mist noted. Fuentes holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Food Service and Technology and a Master’s of Science in Business and Management.
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