Transforming Product Quality for a Safer World

Transforming Food Safety and Quality for a Safer World


INNOVA-Q is leading a transformative approach to Product Quality Management by harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology, including AI and modern data management. Our unique approach involves providing real-time and predictive insights on product and manufacturing process performance to proactively safeguard product quality. Alongside our tech-driven innovation, we offer expert consulting services that elevate Quality programs within food and beverage companies. OUR MISSION is to revolutionize the CPG industry, reducing foodborne illnesses and product recalls while promoting sustainability. With a commitment to excellence and accountability, Innova-Q is pioneering change and shaping a safer, more sustainable future for product quality.

Here’s How Our Approach Sets Us Apart:

CURRENT PROCESS: In today’s business landscape, many organizations adhere to traditional methods that prioritize compliance, often focusing on documentation and data collection rather than unlocking the full potential of their information.

INNOVA-Q DIFFERENCE: At Innova-Q, we challenge this status quo. We firmly believe that data is the cornerstone of enhanced Product Quality. Our approach goes beyond mere data collection; it’s about systematically collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data from various sources in real time. By transforming raw data into actionable insights, we empower organizations to move beyond compliance and embrace a proactive, informed stance.

CURRENT PROCESS: Many companies lag behind in adopting advanced technologies like AI, resulting in reactive approaches to Product Quality management.

INNOVA-Q DIFFERENCE: We’re at the forefront of technology integration. Our solutions leverage AI and cutting-edge technology to predict and prevent product issues. Machine learning algorithms analyze vast datasets to identify patterns, anomalies, and potential risks, allowing our clients to take preventive actions and maintain the highest standards of Product Quality.

CURRENT PROCESS: Traditional Quality systems often focus on detecting issues after they’ve occurred, leading to costly recalls and, in some cases, public health crises.

INNOVA-Q DIFFERENCE: Our commitment is to be proactive, not reactive. By using predictive AI assessments, we empower organizations to foresee potential Quality challenges and address them before they escalate. This proactive stance significantly reduces the risk of foodborne illnesses and minimizes the need for recalls, safeguarding both public health and brand reputation.

CURRENT PROCESS: In the prevailing landscape, Quality insights are often siloed, with minimal consideration given to the potential risks and opportunities originating from other integral functions like HR, engineering, supply chain, etc

INNOVA-Q DIFFERENCE: Innova-Q reimagines Quality management with a holistic approach that transcends traditional silos. We firmly believe that Quality insights cannot exist in isolation. Our innovative methodology ensures that these insights are seamlessly intertwined with those from other functions. This collaborative integration delivers a comprehensive understanding of multifaceted risks and opportunities, elevating Quality to new heights. In doing so, we go beyond the limitations of compliance-driven practices, offering a dynamic approach that propels organizations towards proactive, informed, and sustainable Quality excellence.

CURRENT PROCESS: Traditional Quality consulting often operates within silos, resulting in fragmented approaches that miss critical strategic alignment and integration. Programs are treated as isolated entities, limiting their potential for optimization and efficiency. This approach fails to address the broader context of product risks, strategic business direction, and the impact of other essential functions.

INNOVA-Q DIFFERENCE: At Innova-Q, our consulting services are a catalyst for optimization, efficiency, and best-in-class changes across the entire Quality function umbrella. We defy the status quo by ensuring that programs transcend silos and are fully aligned with strategic business direction, product risks, and the overarching goals of the organization. Our holistic approach integrates Quality with every facet of your business, breaking down barriers and promoting collaboration. This comprehensive perspective leads to more robust, future-ready programs that drive excellence in Product Quality. Innova-Q sets a new standard, ensuring your Quality practices are not just best-in-class but world-class, fostering innovation and sustainability at every level.

CURRENT PROCESS: Foodborne illnesses continue to be a significant concern worldwide, with millions affected each year due to contaminated products.

INNOVA-Q DIFFERENCE: Our ultimate goal is to make a tangible impact on reducing foodborne illnesses and product recalls. By equipping organizations with predictive capabilities and data-driven insights, we are helping to create a safer product supply chain. We envision a future where Product Quality and Safety is a shared responsibility across the entire industry, and our innovative solutions play a pivotal role in achieving this vision.


INNOVA-Q specializes in TWO CORE OFFERINGS: Quality Performance Forecast, a cutting-edge AI-driven solution that aims to deliver real-time and predictive data insights in an easy-to-understand format, and expert consulting services aimed at modernizing Quality programs. With our innovative technology and consulting expertise, we empower organizations to proactively enhance Product Quality and performance.

Quality Performance Forecast:

At the heart of INNOVA-Q’s innovative offerings is our Quality Performance Forecast solution. This cutting-edge technology represents a pivotal shift in the Quality landscape. Leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence, it will provide organizations with real-time and predictive data insights that are not only sophisticated but also visually intuitive and easy to understand. Accessible on both computers and mobile devices, Quality Performance Forecast will empower you to proactively identify emerging risks, make data-driven decisions, and take corrective actions swiftly, reducing foodborne illnesses and minimizing recalls. With the added advantage of real-life and historical data, it will become an invaluable asset during crises or investigations, enabling your organization to respond effectively and ensure compliance. By harnessing AI-driven insights, your organization will be equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century, making informed choices that enhance Product Quality while fostering a culture of excellence.

We invite you to partner up with Innova-Q as we bring these groundbreaking solutions to life!

Key Features Of Quality Performance Forecast Solution:


Our AI algorithms will analyze vast datasets in real time, allowing us to predict potential issues before they occur. Our goal is to empower your organization with proactive measures that reduce foodborne illnesses and minimize product recalls.


We understand that data is the cornerstone of effective Quality management and communication of data insights is at the heart of Quality culture. Our solutions will seamlessly integrate data from various sources, providing a comprehensive view of your Quality ecosystem. With advanced analytics, we aim to uncover actionable insights, enabling you to make informed decisions and drive continuous improvement.


The AI-driven automation solutions designed to streamline Product Quality tasks, will reduce human error, and increase efficiency. We are committed to transforming manual and time-consuming processes into automated, precise operations.


Stay tuned for our real-time monitoring and alerting system that will keep you ahead of Product Quality issues. We are working on instant notifications when anomalies are detected, allowing you to respond swiftly and prevent potential hazards.


Quality Performance Forecast is built to be user-friendly and pragmatic. Our aim is to simplify Quality management with intuitive AI-driven insights. It’s designed to empower your organization with easy-to-understand, real-time, and predictive data, making informed decisions effortless, regardless of your expertise.


Our solution will provide cross-functional teams with the tools and insights they need to understand their responsibilities in safeguarding Product Quality and Safety.


Every organization is unique, and we are committed to tailoring our solutions to meet your specific Quality needs. As we work on our customizable AI and technology-driven solutions, you can look forward to solutions that fit your requirements.

Consulting Services:

INNOVA-Q’s consulting services are your strategic partners on the journey to modernizing Quality management. We understand that true optimization goes beyond compliance. With an approach rooted in collaboration, we work closely with your organization to identify opportunities for efficiency, excellence, and innovation. Our consulting services encompass a wide spectrum, including supplier quality, lab operations, food safety culture, policy development and management, training, incident management, and more. Our goal is to foster a culture of continuous improvement and accountability, ensuring that your Quality practices align seamlessly with your business objectives, product risks, and the broader strategic direction of your organization


Evaluation and enhancement of supplier quality programs.

Supplier auditing and risk assessment.

Development of robust supplier relationships for superior quality control.


Design and implementation of effective quality management systems.

Streamlining of Quality Systems for efficiency.

Cross- functional integration of quality practices.


Assessment and optimization of lab operations.

Ensuring accuracy and reliability of testing processes.

Implementation of best practices in laboratory management.


Measuring and providing recommendations for Quality culture improvements within your organization.

Implementation of Quality Culture process.

Training and coaching cross-functional teams.


Developing comprehensive incident response plans.

Rapid and effective response to food safety incidents.

Post-incident analysis and process improvement.


Establishing KPIs and benchmarks.

Leveraging data analytics to monitor Quality performance.

Real-time reporting and performance optimization.


At Innova-Q, we offer a comprehensive suite of consulting services designed to empower your organization with the knowledge, strategies, and tools needed to excel in Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) management. With over two decades of deep industry experience, we bring expertise in various areas to the table, ensuring that your FSQ systems are not just compliant but optimized for excellence

Supplier Quality Management:

Evaluation and enhancement of supplier quality programs

Supplier auditing and risk assessment

Development of robust supplier relationships for superior quality control

Quality Systems Optimization:

Design and implementation of effective quality management systems

Streamlining of quality processes for efficiency and consistency

Integration of quality practices across your organization

Laboratory Operations Excellence:

Assessment and optimization of lab operations

Ensuring accuracy and reliability of testing processes

Implementation of best practices in laboratory management.

Cultivating a Food Safety Culture:

Implementation of Food Safety and Culture process.

Training and coaching cross-functional teams

Measuring and improving the food safety culture within your organization.

Incident Management and Response:

Developing comprehensive incident response plans.

Rapid and effective response to food safety incidents

Post-incident analysis and process improvement

Data-Driven Performance Management

Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and benchmarks

Leveraging data analytics to monitor FSQ performance

Real-time reporting and performance optimization

Meet our Founder and CEO: Dr. Vera P. Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson’s journey in the Product Quality field spans over 20 years and is marked by her unwavering commitment to excellence. She has held leadership roles in such distinguished organizations as Walt Disney World, Mondelez International, Mars Wrigley, Danone, and Sargento Foods. Through these experiences, she has honed her expertise across every facet of Quality programs, gaining an in-depth understanding of the food industry challenges and proven solutions for improvement.

Dedicating her career to driving innovation and learning from hands-on implementation, Dr. Dickinson recognized the need for transformative change in Product Quality management. Her profound understanding of industry challenges and the importance of integration with other functions in companies led to the establishment of Innova-Q. Beyond digital evolution, her vision is to seamlessly integrate Quality across diverse functions, fostering collaboration and dynamic synergy that transcends traditional boundaries. Innova-Q is her platform for achieving this ambitious goal of reshaping Product Quality landscape.

Join Dr. Dickinson on this extraordinary journey as she tirelessly redefines Quality, all through the power of innovation.

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