Representative of the grain handling firms, exporters and processors, from Cargill
Jennifer Marchand began her career in food safety, quality and regulatory in 1998 at Cargill’s Clavet, Saskatchewan canola processing facility following her graduation from the University of Saskatchewan. She assumed a variety of food safety and quality assurance leadership roles for Cargill in both the processing and specialty vegetable oils space over the next 11 years.
In 2009 she joined Louis Dreyfus as a member of a project build team for a greenfield vegetable oil crushing and refining facility accountable for designing and implementing all food safety and quality assurance programs. Following this, she returned to Cargill in 2011 and held the role of Canadian Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Leader for Cargill’s agricultural and processing businesses in Canada with extension into the United States until 2019.
Currently, she is the Government Relations Leader, Canada for Cargill. Jennifer chaired the Canadian Oilseed Processors Association Food, Feed Safety and Regulatory Committee for 8 years and has had extensive interaction with government agencies both domestically and abroad speaking about both the Canadian oilseed processing industry and Cargill’s food safety and quality assurance practices. She is on the board of directors of the Canola Council of Canada and serves on a variety of industry association and government committees providing insight and support to ensure the safety and quality of the grains, oils, food and feed produced in Canada.