Measure What You Treasure: Food Safety Culture


Lone Jespersen
Director, Food Safety and Operations Learning
Maple Leaf Foods

Lone has been with Maple Leaf Foods since 2004 initially as Six Sigma Black Belt and later Director, Six Sigma. In 2009, Lone took responsibility for the execution of the Maple Leaf Foods food safety strategy and recently took on leadership of all operations learning. Prior to that, Lone worked for Woodbridge Foam as Engineering and Operations manager responsible for the safety and quality of automobile safety products. Lone holds a Master in Mechanical Engineering from Syd Dansk University, Denmark, a Master of Food Science from the University of Guelph, and is presently pursuing her PhD with Dr. Mansel Griffiths at the University of Guelph. Lone’s passion for food safety culture has led to the development of her food safety culture measurement system “Cultivate Food Safety” which she is currently refining with North American and European food manufactures. Lone was the 2014 recipient of the Mary Edmunds Williams Scholarships in support of her food safety culture research.