About Us

jorge descalzoJorge Descalzo

Language: Spanish, English

Lead Instructor Intentional Adulteration Vulnerability Assessments certificate # e7211367-e445-48fe-8286-0858fc186993 (21CFR121)

Lead Instructor FSPCA for Foreign Supplier Verification Program # cdcfd165, April 14th de 2017, FDA, Dallas, TX.

Train the trainer AFDO / Seafood HACCP Alliance for SHA Basic Seafood HACCP Course, Certificate # 0019-032918-51817, and Sanitation Control Procedures (SCP) Course, Certificate # 9050-032918-51789, March 2018.

Train the Trainer PSA to Produce 21cfr112 #1673, November 2016.

FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Conducting Vulnerability Assessments using Key Activity Types adf63421-9ade-4815-8a1e-331a6be0079f (21CFR121) 

FSPCA Intentional Adulteration Identification and Explanation of Mitigation Strategies 099bb766-7d65-4e6c-83d1-6e09c4f59144 (21CFR121) 

FSPCA IA Food Defense Plan Preparation and Reanalysis f08059ce-5ada-416f-b29e-034fabaa1f2e 

Certifier of HACCP for fruit juices, 21cfr120 Cornell University.

Lead Instructor FSPCA for Preventive Controls Animal Food, August 12Th, 2016.

Member of the International Subcommittee in the Technical Support Group of the FSPCA, from October 2015 to date.

Lead Instructor FSPCA for Preventive Controls Human Food, January 21st, 2016.

Auditor Senior of implementations of GFSI standards of global Consulting Services, 2012 to date.

Auditor Senior of SAI Global for Argentina, 2014.

Judicial expert of the National Chambers of Appeal in the Civil and commercial of the Nation Argentina.

Specialty: Chemistry and Food.

2011 to the date.

Professor of food safety at the Catholic University of Argentina.

Postgraduate PhD Food –Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD., USA

Master Food Science, Catholic University of Argentina, #8121/85

PhD Chemistry, National University of Buenos Aires, #17986/82



jorge carlos mussiniJorge Carlos Mussini

Nationality: Argentina

Language: Spanish

Affiliation: Catholic University of Argentina


2001-2008. Coordinator of SENASA’s (National Service of Health and Quality Agri food) National Network Laboratories.

1998-2000. Director of Laboratories and Technical Control of SENASA.

1992-1998. Laboratory Director at IASCAV (Argentinean Institute of Vegetable Health and Quality).

1985-1991. General Director of Agricultural Microbiology and Chemist National Laboratory Service.

1988. Responsible of the National Direction for Agricultural Audit and Commercialization.

1975-1985. Department Head of Agricultural Microbiology. Ministry of Agriculture of Argentina.



2001-2013. Academic Director of ‘Master in the management of the Agri-food Company’, School of Agricultural Sciences of the Argentinian Catholic University.

2001-2013. Director of Food Engineering degree at the School of Agricultural Sciences, Argentinian Catholic University.

2005-2008. National Director of the project TCP/RLA/3013 (A) “Development of a comprehensive system of quality assurance for food analysis laboratories in South America” approved by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.




2002. Master Executive in Technology and Quality Management. Issued by Industrial Organization School of Spain.

1970. Master in Food Technology. Agri-chemistry and Food Technology Institute, Valencia (Spain). “Juan de la Cierva” Superior Council of Scientific Research, Education and Science Ministry of Spain.

1967. Agronomic Engineer- Agronomy and Veterinary School, Buenos Aires University.





1990-2013. Member of Board of Directors of the School of Agricultural Sciences, Argentinian Catholic University.

1982-2013. Director of Food Technology degree at School of Agricultural Sciences, Argentinian Catholic University.

1990-1995. Dean of School of Agricultural Sciences, Argentinian Catholic University.

1985. Director of Agricultural and Food Industries Department of the School of Agronomics and Veterinary, Buenos Aires University.

1979-1983. Director of Master degree in Food Technology, School of Agricultural Sciences, Argentinian Catholic University.



2002. IRCA, QMS Auditor/Lead Auditor and Internal Auditor.

IACTA QMS AUDITOR /Senior Auditor. Registered in the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA). Certificate Serial N° LAZ/01/1570.


Preventive Controls Qualified Individual



1987. Invited by United Nations Program for the environment (UNEP) to the meeting for Quality assurance and production of inoculants for legumes, Porto Alegre (Brazil).

1975. “Dr. Pedro Escudero” awarded for the research “Flora microbiana de queso de pasta blanca”, presented at the Argentinian Nutrition Congress.



ricardo auerLic. Ricardo Auer

Expertise in Agro-industrial projects; Food industry and International Trade.


(1969) University Degree in Chemistry, specialized in Organic Chemistry, graduated from the Exact and Natural Sciences Faculty - University of Buenos Aires – Argentina; (1970) Grant from Public Health Secretary, for university professional to carry out a research work at the National Institute of Pharmacology and Bromatology, on "Stability of Medical Drugs"; (1973) Grant from Bayer AG, in the Federal Republic of Germany (R.F.A.) for R & D activities, in the development of new products, using local raw materials; (1982) "Exports" Course, Center for Comparative Studies; (1988) Specialization Course in International Trade, AIERA; (1994) Master's Degree "Management and Policy of Science and Technology", Centro Estudios Avanzados, University of Buenos Aires (1 semester); (1996) Course "Introduction to Total Quality", COMI; (1999) "The New Era of Strategy," Michael Porter Seminar; (1999) "Competing for the Future", Seminar C. K. Prahalad; (2001) Symposium "Strategic Threats", 2nd Seminar of Training of Researchers in Social Sciences, University I.E.S.. (Army University);(2005) Post-degree in "Strategic Intelligence", IESE; (2017) FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course – certificate #fea774c2.


Main background:

(1967-1970) Head of Imports by Bayer Argentina SA; (1970-1980) Production Manager of Bayer Argentina SA; (1981- 1982) International Marketing Manager of Syntex SA (agroindustry); (1983-1988) Managing Partner of SURTE SRL, producer and exporter of Tea and Yerba Mate; (1988-1990) Partner of AUSOL INTERNACIONAL SA, exporter of wine and wine alcohol; (1990-1995) Adviser to the Presidency of the Commission of Science and Technology of the Honorable Representative House of Argentina; (1987 -2015) Independent consultant, participating in numerous agro-industrial studies and investment projects; Expert in analysis of Economic Technical Feasibility and Evaluation of Projects, especially those with high export content. Acting as Technology Consultant in foreign companies: Thailand (1987), Bangladesh (1994); People's Republic of China (2005-2009); (2009-2015 Exportation of Tea and Yerba Mate from several producers of the Misiones Province to USA; also Technological Consultant in the tea industry and other agro-industries. (2016-current) President of Fundación Saber Como (Know How Foundation) of INTI (National Institute for Industrial Technology), related to NIST (USA).



Spanish Native
English Advanced
German Advanced
Portuguese Intermediate
Italian Basic


Published Books:

(1995) "KNOWLEDGE AND POWER", dedicated to analyzing the Argentine Innovation System, reflecting the C&T Revolution, and Technological Intelligence applied to strategic analysis; (1998) "EMPLOYMENT: LOCAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES", devoted to the debate on employment issues in the "Knowledge Civilization" and the contribution of "Local Development Strategies" as an approach to tackle it; (2009) "ARGENTINA 2010: HOPE OR FRUSTRATION", multi-author, dedicated to the analysis of national and international reality. The personal chapter "ARGENTINA IN THE WORLD", is dedicated to the analysis of the global strategic situation and the various factors and interests at stake that affect the national reality.


Teaching experience:

Professor Organic Chemistry, National Technologic University -UTN -, Argentina



jorge del rio pinedaJorge Del Rio - Pineda

Professional Summary

Accomplished business leader with over 30 years of management, strategy, product development, delivery and operational experience in the Entrepreneurial Industry.
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, Neurological Laboratory Assistant
Weston Convalescent Center, Columbus, Ohio, Orderly Attendant
Bella International Corporation, San Juan, PR - Warranty Administrator
Bella International Corporation, San Juan, PR - Assistant Parts & Accessories Manager
D.R. & J. Manufacturers' Representatives, San Juan, PR – Owner (1987 –present)
Jorge Del Rio, FAIA (Architect & Planner), San Juan, PR - General Manager (1996-1999)
Jorge Del Rio Arquitectos, C.S.P., San Juan, PR – President (1999- 2005)
D'TODO, Worldwide – Owner (2005 to present) i-Commerce / Independent Business Owner



Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico - Associate of Science in Biology
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Bachelor of Science Psychology
U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of PR - Accounting and Sales Strategies
Small Business Development Council and Universidad Interamericana de PR - Imports and Exports
Economic Development Council of the Government of PR - Self-Employed Business
Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance - Preventive Controls for Human Food


Business Affiliations

Associate Advisor at Fundación Jesús Saad Nazer - An institution in defense and development of articles and services of small businesses.



adela androcaitizAdela Androcaitiz


License: Tº 88 Fº 572 Public School of attorneys, Buenos Aires City, Argentinean Republic.

Specialist in civil and commercial law

Specialist in the legislation of USA referred to food

Specialist in the resolution of conflicts with the FDA

Language: Spanish, fluent English and Italian



 Foto CVYanina P. Vaccari


License: Tº 80 Fº 502.   Bar Association of the Federal Capital of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Specialist in Civil and Commercial law

Founding Partner at TSV Legal Counsels

-          Corporate Law

-          Litigation

-          Foreign Trade Counsel

-          Bankruptcy and Liquidation proceedings

-          Criminal Law




flavio dominguez Flavio Dominguez

  International Trade Bachelor - UADE
  MBA candidate - UADE
  Strategic National Intelligence Master candidate - UNLP
  Master in Selling - Bellcore

2017-Present: FSQO, LLC - Commercial Manager

2016-Present: Zimon Labs, LLC - Co-Founder

2010-2012: Mar y Rios Argentinos SA - President

2001-2006: Liquidtrade Americana SA - Co-Founder and President

1998-2001: Telcordia Technologies, Inc. - Commercial Manager for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia.