Ola Afolayan works as a food safety scientist at the Kellogg Company’s corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. After checking lab results and food safety recalls, a typical day for Afolayan involves reviewing ongoing projects, recipes and ingredients for food safety risks and taking the appropriate measures to mitigate these risks. She is responsible for supporting product innovation, ensuring product safety and visiting manufacturing plants across the nation. She provides food safety support for different products.
Morgan Young is a Junior Research and Development Technologist for Bakkavor USA, a fresh food manufacturer. As a Junior Research and Development Technologist, she works to establish relationships between her company and their customers, to deliver new and innovative products into their fresh foods fixtures. Her job entails working cross functionally with development chefs, raw material buyers, and process managers to ensure that products that are appealing conceptually are also commercially and logistically viable. In her current position, Morgan develops food across multiple categories, including but not limited to ready meals, fresh soups, burritos, and hummus.