FocusPoint International is a global assistance company that delivers an integrated suite of health, security and incident response services through information, technology and people. To expand their role in other areas, ForcusPoint International has partnered with the Borlaug Institute to create a product recall & (accidental/ malicious) contamination response initiative and services through the expertise of food science and food safety experts from the Texas A&M System. Through this agreement, Texas A&M’s Borlaug Institute provides food safety consulting services which include but are not limited to: contamination recall and crisis event response, on-site research and investigation, analysis, prevention recommendations, and advisory and food safety training services.
Our world renown experts, include people like Dr. Alejandro Castillo from the Animal Science department at Texas A&M university. Dr. Castillo a food safety scientist traveled to Honduras the San Lorenzo valley on August 2019 as food safety consultant to provide short-term technical assistance for food processing operations Caribbean for Appetizers S.A. and Agropecuaria Monte Líbano.
The need for this type support has become even more evident for food producers all around the world as challenges like FDA’s FSMA regulations, and events like Covid-19 continue to create challenges for the food industry. Even though we are still the beginning stages of this partnership, the collaboration between private and the public sector provides another set of tools to guarantee safe food supplies to billions of people around the globe. We are excited with this partnership, and we look forward to expand our collaboration between FocusPoint International.