GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Eric Graves is the Founder and CEO of Actionable Quality Assurance, or AQA for short. He started the company after selling his Food Testing Lab where they tested food for contaminants.
The USDA has rigorous standards for food safety. AQA takes food data from suppliers of large restaurant corporations and - using their software - digests the information in a way that makes it easy to identify any food safety trends that could cause trouble for a restaurant's standards.
The company is based out of the Innovation Hub at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Graves says there are large chain restaurants interested in the solution his company offers.