Mr. Venugopal is an experienced Food Safety expert and Supply Chain Quality professional, with more than 25 years of professional experience, engaged in providing end-to-end consultancy services to food and agricultural sector as the Owner & MD of the firm, Food Safety & Quality Solutions Incorporated (FSQS Inc.).He has worked/working with more than 35 multinational/Indian/European/Asian food companies- mainly spices, grains, pickles, beverages, and Ayurveda/herbal products, NGOs - as a consultant in the area of Quality, Food safety, Sustainable agriculture, Integrated Pest Management Projects etc. He is the Quality and Technical assessor for projects for Asian Development Bank and Other MNCs to guide them in taking decisions on funding and acquisitions. Works closely with clients in areas of food safety, GMP, Hygiene, Sanitation, Laboratory design and management, pest control, QMS, Agricultural and backward integration projects, training and operational quality management systems and improvement.
Has an advanced research and teaching background in Life sciences and has published more than 12 technical/research papers in international journals.
Worked with AVT McCormick, a JV of the world food major McCormick as Head of Quality and R&D for more than 10 years. Mr. Venugopal is well versed with Indian and foreign food regulatory standards and requirements such as FDA, lFSSAI/PFA and EU, third party and customer standards
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