Oscar De la Fuente is in charge of food safety at J&D Produce in Edinburg, Texas. ( Photo courtesy J&D Produce )

Eduardo De la Fuente is the new director of food safety for J&D Produce, Edinburg, Texas.

De la Fuente has more than 35 years of international food industry experience in food safety, auditing, and quality control, according to a news release. He most recently was director of Colloid & Chemicals LLC, Mission, Texas. He was quality control director at Azteca Milling, is a Safe Quality Food Code registered auditor, and a Food Safety Modernization Act lead instructor, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“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,” J&D vice president of operations James Bassetti said in the release.