Dr. Sheryl Tittlemier is a research scientist with the Grain Research Laboratory at the Canadian Grain Commission. Sheryl manages the “grain safety” program, which is responsible for monitoring, surveillance, and research on pesticide residues, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and trace elements in grain. Her work includes the development and evaluation of analytical methods for analysis of a wide variety of compounds in grains, as well as examining the fate of contaminants in grain during processing, and sampling best practices. She has over 65 publications on chemical contaminants in food, including papers on the comparison of ELISA and LC-MS/MS methods for the analysis of glyphosate in grains as well as examination of the fate of glyphosate residues during milling and production of bread.
Sheryl has been working in the area of analytical chemistry and food safety since 2002 and is a member of the expert roster of the joint (FAO/WHO) expert Committee on Food Additives. She also Co-Chairs the Food Safety and Microbiology Technical Committee of the Cereals & Grains Association.