Sugar Refining – Transitioning a Commodity to a Food Product in 2020
11:35 - 12:10
This session will review factors influencing sugar refining and outline one company’s approach to transforming the culture and approach to Food Safety and Quality to “Be the Most Admired Sweetener Company”.
Jennifer Yezak joined ASR Group in July of 2018 as the Vice President of Global Quality. Prior to this role, she held various roles in Mars, Incorporated including Global Q&FS and Regulatory Director for Mars Drinks and the Global Food Safety Manager for Wrigley. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Food Science from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in Food Safety from Michigan State University.
ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in New York, California, Maryland, Louisiana, Canada and Mexico. The company also farms sugarcane and owns sugar mills in Mexico and Belize. In Europe, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in the United Kingdom and Portugal as well as jointly owns a refinery in Italy. The company’s portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Florida Crystals®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s®, Sidul® and Notadolce®. ASR Group is owned by Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. For more information, visit www.ASR-Group.com.