Sponsored by the
Corn Refiners Association *Free for IFT members and includes on-demand recording - This live webcast has a capacity of up to 1,000 attendees and registration is first come, first-serve.
How much can switching sweetening ingredients (such as a switch from high fructose corn syrup to granulated or liquid sugar) impact costs for food and beverage manufacturers? And does switching pay off at retail? This webcast will help you consider implications before making decisions that could impact the bottom line.
The presenters, David "Guilley" Guilfoyle, founder and owner of Half Baked Innovations, and Thomas Earley, executive vice president of Promar International of Alexandria, Virginia, will answer questions at the conclusion of the webcast.
Product Developers, Company Management, Sales & Marketing Personnel, Plant Production Personnel, Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors, Food Safety Specialists, Product manufacturers, Research Staff, Regulators, Academics, Students
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01/27/11 2:00 PM
Interstate Brands Corp.
David “Guilley” Guilfoyle is founder and owner of Half Baked Innovations, a Kansas City-based consulting firm that specializes in shelf-stable par-baked bakery technologies and innovation. His work experience includes positions at Anheuser-Busch Cos., Pizza Hut Inc., The JM Smucker Co., Koch Industries, McDonald’s Partner Brands, Burger King Inc. and Interstate Brands Corporation. Guilfoyle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in foods and nutrition sciences from Kansas State University, with an emphasis in sensory science and microbiology. He is a graduate of the American Institute of Baking, where he taught and later worked in their research division. He also earned an Associate degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America. Guilfoyle’s interest in innovation and problem-solving extends beyond just food. When he’s not helping companies to optimize their menus or product offerings, he can be found rebuilding the engine in his 1994 Land Rover or helping friends renovate their homes.
Thomas C. Earley
Tom is responsible for the ongoing analysis of grain, oilseed and sweetener markets, agricultural and trade policy, biofuel developments, and commodity and food ingredient processing industries. He is a member of USDA’s Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee on sweeteners, serves as the economist for the Sweetener Users Association, and provides clients with regular reports on sweetener markets. Tom has experience with policy developments in many different parts of the agricultural sector, and handles assignments in Asia and Latin America in addition to those in the United States and Canada. As an expert on commodity and food processing industries, he has worked closely with a broad spectrum of multinational firms throughout the world. Tom was previously a principal in Abel, Daft & Earley and a senior staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He received his BA in Political Science and Economics from Yale University, and an MS in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Dr. John Stephen White
White Technical Research
Dr. John S. White is president and founder of WHITE Technical Research, an international consulting firm located in Argenta, Ill., that has served the food and beverage industry since 1994. He is one of the foremost experts in fructose and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), the result of nearly 30 years of research on the production, functionality, applications, consumption and metabolism of these sweeteners. Present and past affiliations include the American Chemical Society (Washington, D.C.), the Institute of Food Technologists (Chicago), the American Council on Science and Health (Washington, D.C.), the International Life Sciences Institute (Washington, D.C.), the Calorie Control Council (Atlanta) and the Corn Refiners Association (Washington, D.C.). In addition to nutritive sweeteners, Dr. White has published two widely used reference books on enzymes, proteins and peptides. In another life, he has been leader and cornet player in the Sidewalk Stompers Traditional Jazz and Dixieland Band for more than 20 years.
Susan M Bond
Dir Nutrition Reg Affairs
Susan Bond is an independent consultant and President of GRACE Strategies, LLC. The organization specializes in providing expert advice and development of custom strategies in food and agricultural policy, regulatory issues, consumer and scientific affairs.Prior to that, Susan joined ConAgra Foods in February 2007 to direct the corporation’s scientific and regulatory affairs program and to develop external regulatory strategies to allow for innovation and portfolio growth for the company. Significant accomplishments at ConAgra included providing strategic direction for scientific and chemical management issues, leadership during regulatory crisis, and overcoming regulatory hurdles to launch “My Pyramid” front of pack labeling. Prior to coming to ConAgra, Susan was the Senior Vice President of the International Food Information Council (IFIC). In that capacity, she directed communication programs, executed public affairs strategies, and managed specific issues in the area of food safety, food defense, animal agriculture, biotechnology, food allergies, and food ingredients.Ms. Bond came to IFIC after an accomplished and diverse 17-year career with the Food and Drug Administration in science and public policy, consumer and public affairs, and program and administrative management. Her last role at FDA was Director of Scientific Policy Development, reporting directly to the FDA Commissioner. As such she was senior advisor to the Commissioner and executive liaison for all FDA centers, including the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), as well as the Commissioner’s link to external constituents including industry and other federal branches, HHS, OMB, and the White House. Ms. Bond is a member of the federal Senior Executive Service and previously served as Special Assistant to the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner and as a Senior Science Policy Analyst in FDA’s Office of Science and Health Coordination. There she managed and directed the agency’s premier, annual scientific forum and the Commissioner’s blue ribbon panel of experts on the Science Board Advisory Committee. Earlier in her FDA tenure, she was the Special Assistant to the Associate Commissioner for Consumer Affairs, coordinating public outreach, education, and participation. She also spent seven years in FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research in scientific program and administrative management.Ms. Bond earned her Master of Science in Technology Management (Biotechnology) from the University of Maryland University College. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and minors in biology and economics from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career including ConAgra’s CEO Award, FDA’s Award of Merit, Commissioner Special Citations, Special Act & Service Awards, and the United States Consumer Affairs award from the President’s Special Assistant. She is a graduate of the FDA’s competitive Leadership Development Program and elected class valedictorian, and the past President and Vice President of Federally Employed Women.