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NP Nutra hires new director of quality assurance

NP Nutra hires new director of quality assurance
Helga Villanueva has more than 12 years of experience working in quality assurance for food manufacturing and dietary supplement companies.

Nature’s Power Nutraceuticals (NP Nutra), a leading manufacturer and bulk supplier of premium grade botanical ingredients for functional foods and beverages and nutritional supplements, is very happy to announce the appointment of Ms. Helga Villanueva as director for quality assurance.

Ms. Villanueva has more than 12 years of experience working in the industry. Prior to joining NP Nutra, Ms. Villanueva served as director for quality assurance of a California-based food manufacturing and dietary supplement company. During that time her role included reviewing, revising, and implementing company policies and procedures related to food safety and quality systems to meet the changing needs of customers, regulators and auditors, along with internal requirements to meet regulatory guidelines on different types of certifications such as GFSI-FSSC 22000, BRC, SQF, cGMP (dietary supplement and pharmaceutical), and GMP.

Ms. Villanueva also handled various types of supplier and customer audits including third party audits with Silliker and SGS, and inspections with agencies like USDA, FDA, QAI (organic), HALAL, and KOSHER.

Ms. Villanueva is HACCP certified and has a vast wealth of knowledge in food technology, processing (including organic and gluten-free), manufacturing, strategic planning, quality auditing, team building, and other related areas.

“NP Nutra warmly welcomes Ms. Villanueva. As a growing company that values product quality and customer satisfaction, we are confident that Ms. Villanueva will be a valuable team player. Her high standard of professionalism combined with industry knowledge and experience will further enhance NP Nutra’s quality assurance systems and strengthen our position in a very competitive industry,” said Thomas Walton, founder and chief executive officer.

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