Randal Giroux

Vice-president of food safety, quality and regulatory


United States of America

Randal Giroux currently holds the position of Vice President at Cargill Incorporated located at the World Headquarters in Wayzata, Minnesota. Randal leads the areas of Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory and a recognized thought leader in Cargill and the broader industry for the integration of agricultural biotechnology into the global food system. As part of his portfolio, he has overall responsibility for Quality and Food Safety in Cargill’s Global Poultry businesses and Chair’s Cargill’s Biotechnology Risk Committee. Previously he served these roles as part of Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain businesses. Randal is involved professionally with both science and trade organizations across the supply chain, and recognized for expertise in both Food Safety and the integration of Agricultural Biotechnology in global food and feed supply chains. He has held a number of leadership positions in the trade and has served on several advisory committees. Before joining Cargill, Dr. Giroux was a Program Manager with the Canadian Grain Commission and previous to his public service; he was a National Needs Fellow with USDA. Randal graduated with a PhD in Agriculture from the University of Guelph (OAC). With his background in the Life Sciences and extensive experience with Cargill’s global supply chain businesses, Randal possesses unique skill sets that allow him to operate at a highly technical level and effectively identify and manage Food Safety and Quality opportunities for Cargill’s agricultural businesses and stakeholders.

2 FEB, 2018 15:30-17-30 hrs. PS4.4 Finding the Win-Win Solutions for Better Health from Better Food Systems