CQA Founder & President, Debora N. Langston has over 30 years of experience in Food Safety Consulting and is an Industry Expert. Her passion for food safety began with the development of cleaning and sanitation programs and sampling and FSMA execution within facilities. Debora’s niche expertise ranges from pre- and post-harvest agricultural pest management, fresh fruit and vegetable handling. Her solution-based approach includes extensive experience in many areas including decay control, pesticide contaminations, pesticide usage, shelf life extension, general pest problems, product loss, de-greening and ripening procedures. Debora has partnered with companies throughout the United States as well as internationally with pioneering of Chilean citrus exports and continues to work with Chilean growers/exporters such as Agricom. Debora strives to provide world class service to her clients through the development of programs in HACCP, Global GAP, BRC, PrimusGFS and customized modulated Food Safety Programs as well as complete program modification during and after major recalls. Additional experience includes environmental assessment in the area of wastewater permitting, remediation and hazardous waste.
Maria Jaimes, Office Manager, Food Safety Manual Lead
Our Bilingual Food Safety Manual Lead with 7 years of Food Safety experience. Maria is responsible for creation and all editions of Food Safety Manuals (PrimusGFS GAP, PrimusGFS GMP, Primus Standard GAP, BRC, SQF and ASI). As the office manager, Maria supports client’s day to day needs and concerns maintaining client relationships. She also supports the company president and food safety specialist on a daily basis. Her pleasant personality and dedication to the company and clients positively influence our team.
Alejandra Jimenez, Food Safety Specialist
While completing a master’s degree in Food Safety through Michigan State, Alejandra’s primary role is to gather technical data for food safety manual creation and supporting client’s day to day needs and necessities, specializing in GAP, GMP, SQF, ASI and BRC audits. As a bilingual food safety specialist, she can accommodate for Spanish speaking clients creating a welcoming work environment. She is extremely passionate about food safety and promoting a food safety culture.
Rachel Johnson, Accountant
Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s accounting department. Rachel’s positive attitude and dedication to client service has made her a valuable asset for both CQA and its clients, and her detail-oriented approach has been instrumental in adherence to local and federal regulations, ensuring company compliance in all areas. Rachel has perfected her accounting skills over the past two decades and has an in-depth knowledge of operational accounting and cash flow management. Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and holds a certificate in Accounting Management from the University of California Berkeley.