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J&D Produce hires veteran food-safety director

J&D Produce announced the hiring of Eduardo De la Fuente as the director of food safety. He has over 35 years of international food industry experience in food safety, auditing, employee training, and quality control processes.edua

“We are thrilled to have someone of Eduardo’s caliber join the J&D family,” said Jimmy Bassetti, president of J&D Produce. “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.”

“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," said James Bassetti, vice president of operations. "Eduardo’s can-do attitude and prior work experience in the food industry fits perfectly with our company culture.

“J&D is a complex operation; we grow, ship, and pack year-round," James continued. "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.”