Meet Susan Abel
Susan Abel graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc in Agriculture, majoring in dairy processing and minoring in chemistry. Starting her career with Ault Research in London, Ontario, she was quickly engaged in a wide range of dairy processing including fluid, cultured, aseptic, and frozen dairy products. From there she shifted gears to cereal processing by joining Quaker’s research team in Peterborough, Ontario where she learned the science behind food extrusion, baking mixes, syrups, hot breakfast cereals, and granola bars.
She then moved to Weetabix in Cobourg, Ontario where in addition to her research role, she added quality and regulatory systems oversight to her skills. During her tenure there, Weetabix quadrupled in size in Canada, including growth by exporting product globally. Susan oversaw Weetabix’s certification as an organic food processor, and ensured its success as an early adopter of the third-party audit system under the British Retail Consortium. From Weetabix she headed on to a career lobbying on behalf of the food and consumer products industries at a federal government level, with Canada’s largest national food and consumer goods trade association. For over 8 years she fostered many ties with diverse government departments.
She now works with Dave Saucier at Chemical Compliance, as an industry consultant.