Julio Loaiza has joined True Leaf Farms LLC, San Juan Bautista, Calif., as director of technical services.

True Leaf farms adds to senior staff

Julio Loaiza

Loaiza, who worked previously for Mann Packing Co., Salinas, as senior research scientist, is in charge of quality assurance, research and development, and food safety, according to a news release. He joined True Leaf in November and will work in both San Juan Bautista and Yuma, Ariz., according to a news release.

Loaiza has bachelor’s degree in biochemical engineering from University of Sinaloa, Mexico, and doctorate in food biochemistry from the University of California-Davis.