J&D Produce Welcomes Eduardo De la Fuente as its New Director of Food Safety
EDINBURG, TX - J&D Produce is bringing on a stronger food safety focus by welcoming a new industry expert to its team. The company has announced Eduardo De la Fuente will join J&D as its Director of Food Safety.
De la Fuente has made a name for himself in the food industry, both in Texas and internationally. According to a press release, he has had an over 35-year tenure, with experience in various specialties including food safety, auditing, employee training, and quality-control processes.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Eduardo’s caliber join the J&D family,” shared company President Jimmy Bassetti. “Eduardo’s experience and skill set will allow us to further strengthen our food safety systems and continue delivering the highest quality and safest products to our customers.”
Also touching on the importance of quality for J&D’s fresh greens, watermelons, and the famous Honeysweet onion, as well as welcoming De la Fuente’s expertise, was James Basetti, VP of Operations.
“We have always been committed to doing things the J&D way; that means treating our employees and customers like family and delivering the highest quality products possible, with great attention to detail. Eduardo’s can-do attitude and prior work experience in the food industry fits perfectly with our company culture,” James explained. “J&D is a complex operation; we grow, ship, and pack year-round. We are constantly striving to be the best we can be. With the implementation of FSMA finally upon us, we believe Eduardo will play a critical role in helping refine our food safety programs and ensure that we remain best in class when it comes to food safety.”
AndNowUKnow would like to extend a warm welcome to De la Fuente as he joins the J&D Produce family. Here’s to more excellent quality produce in the future!