(Oct. 26) Los Angeles-based Pro*Act Specialties, a marketer of specialty produce items under the Harvest Sensations label, has hired Amaral Sequeira-Munoz as its director of food safety.

In a news release, Pro*Act said Sequeira-Munoz is a Ph.D. level food scientist with expertise in food microbiology and food chemistry.

The new food safety head also holds positions on the Advisory Committee of American Sanitation Institute Food Safety Consultants and the Editorial Board of Food Quality Magazine.

Fluent in three languages, Sequeira-Munoz will track the entire supply chain from farm to end user, Pro*Act said.