U.S – Amber Wave, a supplier of wheat protein set to come online in the summer of 2023, has announced Alison Rasmussen as its new Director of Food safety and Regulatory.
Ms. Rasmussen has spent the past 14 years with Conagra Brands, Inc., most recently as food safety and quality audit manager.
Earlier, she was Quality Manager (audit), Senior Quality Specialist (audit) and Senior Product Lifecycle Management Specialist.
Prior to Conagra she was a quality assurance supervisor at Kerry Ingredients, reports World Grain.
She received a bachelor’s degree in food science and technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master’s degree in food safety at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
“I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Director of Food Safety & Regulatory at Amber Wave! Today was my last day at Conagra Brands.
“I will truly miss all of my coworkers and anyone else food industry/audit related that I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with over the last 14 years and the almost 8 years at Kerry prior to Conagra. Thanks to you all, I learned the skills and maturity to be able to take on this new opportunity. I wish you all the best!” Ms. Rasmussen posted on her LinkedIn.
Founded in 2021, Amber Wave is North America’s premier supplier of high-quality wheat protein coming on line Summer 2023. It claims that its high-quality wheat protein which is a key ingredient to many products and baked goods, adds consistent texture and structure, shelf life and nutritional protein to the products.
According to the company, their Kansas-based state-of-the-art production facility, best-in-class technologies and logistical advantages deliver consistent quality and value.
“Located in the heart of the continent, our direct rail and truck access allows Amber Wave to serve as a reliable domestic partner from coast-to-coast. With direct access to quality feedstock, we’re supporting American farmers and rural communities,” it says.
Amber Wave combines wheat midds from the milling process with wheat-based distillers’ grains from the biofuels process to create valuable, year-round feed cattle producers can trust to deliver the high level of nutrition their animals need, the company says.
Further, the wheat protein supplier hopes to develop a net zero carbon fuel through the combination of a wheat starch feed-stock from the protein extraction process and additional future carbon emission reduction strategies.