PR Food Safety and Quality Services
Retired professor at University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (UPRM) where she
was Full Professor of the Crops and Agro environmental Sciences Department and Head
of the Food Science and Technology Program. Founder of the Food Science and
Technology Multidisciplinary master’s in science Program (1991) and of the Food Safety
Institute of the Americas (2005) and Agro industrial Innovation Center (2008). Obtained
a BS and MS in Chemistry from UPRM and a PhD in Food Science from Penn State
University. Food Safety Professional and Certified HACCP and Sea Food HACCP, Safe
Quality Food, ServSafe, Supermark and National Registry Food Safety Program,
National Safe Water, Certified Food Scientist, Lead Instructor of the FSMA courses on
HAPC for human food and animal food, Foreign Supplier Verification Program and
Produce Safety Rule. Has supervised the thesis or near 22 graduate students.
Since 1992 has been coordinating seminars and workshops for the Agro-Industry and
leveraging outreach and training efforts from USDA/FSIS, FDA and Health Department
locally and internationally.
Committee member of the National Advisory Committee for Meat and Poultry Inspection
Seminar of the Food Safety Department of the Department of Agriculture of the United
States of America. Research interest in Food Safety, Food Chemistry, New product
Development. Also experience in Food Safety Consultant for the Local Food Industry.
Has been recognized by FDA and USDA/FSIS for the leveraging effort in Food Safety
Outreach for local and international activities.
In the present time President of Puerto Food Safety and Quality Services, provides
training and consulting Services locally and internationally.
Educate students and Agro-industry in the production and processing of safe, nutritive
and high-quality food, from farm to table that can compete in the global market.