Eric Valenzuela is the new food safety manager California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville.
In the newly created position, Valenzuela will focus on grower support, facility operations and working with the companyâs auditor on food safety throughout the company, according to a news release
Valenzuela will also manage the technical and administrative aspects of the food safety system and serve as the primary contact with auditors and customers responding to their food safety needs, according to the release.
Because California Giant Berry Farmsâ operations have expanded with more acreage and growing regions outside California, the company added the dedicated position rather than continue to have food safety managed by the companyâs operation and field staff, according to the release.
Valenzuela will be based in Wastonville.
Before this position, Valenzuela was quality assurance and food safety manager in Salinas, Calif., for Naples, Fla.-based Naturipe Farms LLC.