Lauren DiMenna is thrilled to be at the forefront of an evolving food industry and regulatory environment, working as a Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager at Kraft Heinz, the largest food company in Canada. She is concurrently working towards an online Master of Science in Food Safety through Michigan State University. Lauren grew up in Leamington, Ontario and has been immersed in the food industry since a young age, spending many of her childhood days with her grandparents at their vegetable farm and at her father’s tomato processing plant. She pursued her formal education at the University of Western Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree with Honors Specialization in Microbiology and Immunology. Summers off from her university studies were spent as a member of the agriculture research team at the HJ Heinz Company. After completing her degree, Lauren continued the immunology research she undertook for her undergraduate thesis at Robarts Research Institute. She then accepted a position at Campbells officially beginning her career in the food industry. She joined the HJ Heinz Company in late 2010 and has held various manufacturing quality and corporate quality positions during her tenure. Following the Kraft Heinz merger, she assumed her current role, supporting many Kraft Heinz factories throughout Canada and the US, working closely with both the CFIA and FDA. She is also responsible for coordinating the Special Situation Management Team, which oversees escalating issues and recall management, in Canada and the US. Lauren is grateful to have a career that allows her to exercise her passions for food, continuous learning, broad thinking, and tackling new challenges.
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Day 1: Oct 26, 2021
Case Study: RECALL PLANNING WITH KRAFT HEINZ
Protect your Customers and Brand with a Proactive Recall Strategy
Most, if not all, food producers will have a recall experience. It is therefore vital that you have a solid plan in place to manage the process. Take back practical solutions to:
- Develop robust procedures to effectively handle the recall.
- Create a strong communication plan to satisfy regulators and reassure customers and suppliers.
- Build back trust among all of your stakeholders.
Benefit from the best practices and lessons learned of one of North America’s largest food and beverage companies.
Day 2: Oct 27, 2021