Forward Thinking Agribusiness Consultants

Working to keep our food safe.

Quintin Gray
President and CEO

Q. Gray and Associates was founded in 2017 by former US Embassy Agricultural Counselor Quintin Gray.

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Under his stellar leadership, the company has become a rapidly growing agribusiness consultancy firm that serves clients across the globe. Our consultants, who are proficient in finding natural solutions to the everyday problems that the industry faces, are able to do the following:

Provides Foreign Supplier Verification Programs training to help U.S. importers and foreign suppliers meet the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  In short, food imported into the US must meet the same safety standards as food produced in the US.  Our team can help your company fulfill the new requirements.

 Assesses the potential return on US agricultural farmland Foreign investors from around the world have purchased or leased US farmland, representing more than 2.1% of privately held US farms. Knowing the importance of US farmland, we value it accordingly and maximize its potential.

Identifies Markets for Your Company’s Food Products
Valued at more than $100 billion per year, the US food import market is very lucrative. Q. Gray and Associates helps businesses tap into that market. We assist them in navigating US import regulations and finding buyers for imported food products.

Help Private/Government Food Testing Laboratories Get International Accreditation
Our technical experts can provide guidance on how to construct a food testing laboratory from start to finish, on staff training necessary for international accreditation, and on what to expect when an international accreditation body audits your laboratory.

Offer workshops on Doing Business in the Middle East and on Preparing for Your Trip to Dubai and Middle East, and Preparing for Your Trip to Africa
The team has more than 100 years of experience doing business and living in the Middle East and Africa.  It is well prepared to help your company launch its business or advise you on your upcoming trip to the region.

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Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

In the US, millions of people get sick each year because of foodborne illnesses. Thousands are hospitalized, and some even die. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) addresses this preventable public health issue. The goal of this law, signed by President Obama in 2011, is to make sure that the US food supply is secure through preventing contamination rather than simply responding to it.

One of the requirements of the FSMA is the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP). Under it, importers have to ensure that the food they produce is not adulterated or misbranded with respect to allergen labeling. Each food much be made in a manner that is on par with public health protection as preventive controls, as well as create their own safety regulations. FSVP importers with more than 500 employees complied in 2016, while importers with less than 500 employees began complying on May 30, 2017.

These are some of the key details of the FSMA:

  • Enhanced Partnerships
  • Imported Food Safety
  • Inspection and Compliance
  • Preventive Controls
  • Response

Have Our Agriculture Consultants Speak at Your Event

If you need guest speakers for your agribusiness event, get in touch with us. We are knowledgeable and can provide a speaker on almost any agriculture topic.

First-Rate Agribusiness Analysts

Agricultural Land Market Analysis
Import/Export Market Analysis
Agricultural Land Market Analysis

The consultants at Q. Gray and Associates can correctly assess the market forces that affect the value of a farm, as well as analyze its income potential. Additionally, we can:

  • Determine the best use of the land based on its soil type
  • Navigate the many elements associated with land transactions, such as land-use rights and restrictions and environmental and taxation factors
  • Identify, describe, map, and place value on distinct types of farmland
Import/Export Market Analysis

Our company can effectively analyze the product inspection procedures needed for introducing your products into the US and other international markets. We can assess shipping and freight issues, set up meetings for you with buyers from both inside and outside the US, and carry out a review of relevant taxes, customs fees, and charges.

In addition, we will conduct a Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threat (SWOT) analysis for your company before you begin importing or exporting your products.

Genius Is Common - Quintin Gray

Quintin Gray is a knowledgeable specialist in the agribusiness industry. Q. Gray and Associates specializes in the following:

Agricultural Land Market Analysis

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)

Import/Export Market Analysis

About Our Company

Q. Gray and Associates is a consulting firm that specializes in agribusiness.

Highly Qualified Agriculture Consultants

For experienced and committed consultants, turn to us. We are internationally accredited by the Food Testing Laboratory.

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Mr. Viren Sharma

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Project Manager

He has 25 years of experience in project management, health, safety, and environment. He is the principal consultant and managing director of Green ECO Global LLC in Georgia, Afghanistan, UAE, and India and the founder of Georgia Development Mission NGO in Georgia, Afghanistan, and India. He has worked as the general manager of Orion Srl Italy working with Thermo Fisher Scientific USA, a laboratory equipment manufacturing company, and has experience in laboratory equipment technology, application, setup, and use.
Mr. Viren Sharma is an Electronics and Instrumentation Engineer with a master’s degree in business administration, has a certificate as a health, safety, and environment expert from NEBOSH UK, and is a Certified Neuro Linguistic Programmer from Florida, USA.
Contact Information: www.greenecoglobal.org and www.georgiadevelopmentmission.org

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Sadru Dada

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 International Agribusiness Technical Consultant

Sadru Dada is an accomplished International Agribusiness Technical Consultant with more than 40 years of work experience in more than 50 countries. He is experienced in conducting technical feasibility studies and has hands-on experience in oilseed processing, vegetable oil refining, biodiesel, flour milling, animal feed milling, grain storage, grain handling, and shrimp farming. He is a holder of two patents in processing of soybeans. He began his career with Continental Grain, becoming Technical Director for the World Oilseed Division of Continental Grain Co and VP/Technical Director for Latin and South America. He has built, evaluated, and acquired plants worldwide as well as managed those technical and engineering operations. His skills include human resource recruitment, operations, benchmarking, feasibility and due diligence, and project and operations management. His most recent projects have been in the Middle East and North Africa. He lives in the UAE.
Contact Information: 1101 Al Manarah Tower, Buhairah Corniche, Sharjah, UAE P.O. Box 48737
Phone +971 6 556 7940, Mobile +971 50 636 9508, +971 50 539 6821
email: sadrudada@aol.com
Skype: sadru.dada

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Dr. Mohamed Dosoki

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Professional Lab Accreditation Specialist

Dr. Mohamed Dosoki has been a professional lab accreditation specialist with progressive 20 years’ record in developing and implementing quality management system in testing and medical laboratories, and he is an A2LA certified ISO 17025 technical assessor with 15 years of experience in lab competence assessment with the national ILAC-recognized accreditation body in Egypt and UAE. He is a well-known professional specialist with 20 years of experience in food analytical chemistry including pesticide residues, mycotoxins, dioxins, and trace elements analysis in various types of food matrices. He has been a professional independent trainer for more than 10 years, specializing in statistical analysis of lab data, method validation, estimation of measurement uncertainty, quality control, and proficiency testing. He also possesses four years of experience in international food safety system, including food inspection,
compliance issues for food exports, import risk analysis, HACCP, and SPS. He is an IRCA-certified lead auditor for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 with a strong background in other management systems (e.g. OHSAS 18001 and ISO 22000).
Contact Information:
Mobile: +2 012 22425855
mohamedelsayed71@outlook.com

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Patricia Woods

Since 1990, Patricia Woods has worked with leading companies in the US and North Africa specializing in renewable energy: solar, wind, and carbon credits. Her company helps you make informed buying decisions by investigating a company’s reputation, and her company asks the hard questions before you invest your hard-earned money or purchase a product.
Contact Information: qpatricia98@yahoo.com
1-314-285-7244