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New Job Posting – Director of Quality, Regulatory Compliance, New England Area

Our client has been an anchor of the New England seafood industry for more than 75 years. They are an innovator and leader in the seafood industry. They are committed to providing a diverse selection of seafood that is legitimately and responsibly sourced. The Company is committed to helping employees, customers and vendors succeed and actively supporting the communities in which they live and work. They currently have a new opportunity for a Director of Quality, Regulatory Compliance in the New England area.

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New Job Posting – VP, Technical Services, Midwest

Our client is a multifaceted company with over a quarter of a century history and rich tradition in the food ingredients industry. They are a multi-dimensional manufacturing enterprise dealing in proprietary, value-added food blends and a widely diverse range of ingredients. They are currently seeking a VP Technical Services for their R&D facility in the Midwest.

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New Job Posting – Research Microbiologist/Scientist, Dallas Area

For more than four generations, our client company has been a family-owned and run company committed to providing the freshest, most wholesome dairy products. Their dedication to pure ingredients with no preservatives makes for great-tasting products and sets them apart from others. They currently have a new opportunity for a Research Microbiologist at their new, state-of-the art R&D lab in the Dallas area.

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Ripening of fruits & vegetables – On Ethylene and (non)-Climacteric

Ripening of fruits & vegetables – On Ethylene and (non)-Climacteric

Should you buy a banana ripe or unripe? And what about strawberries? Or pineapple, avocado, green beans or Brussels sprouts? Your first reaction might be that it depends. It can depend on when you’ll be eating it. If you don’t plan on using it within a week, you might prefer an unripe banana so it has time to ripe and won’t spoil as quickly. In you’re planning it on eating when walking out of the store though you’d prefer a ripe banana.

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Moira is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with. She goes beyond what’s expected of her, not only finding the perfect fit for both the candidate and the employer, but also making sure the candidate feels comfortable throughout the interview process. She was always up front with information and gave me tips on how to communicate with each person I interviewed with. She truly cares about the candidate and the employer and what’s best for each, not just filling a position and moving on.

Sarah E.

I have known Moira McGrath since 1993. She is a true professional with a vast knowledge of the Food and Beverage industry. She is approachable, honest, trustworthy and a true pleasure to work with. She has placed me in two excellent roles and I am grateful for her “partnership” in the process.

Mary M.