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  • 04 Sep 2021 7:14 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    BCFPA Student Career Networking Virtual Event

    Speakers: Industry representatives
    Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
    Fee: Free for students
    Location: Zoom call, registrants will be emailed a link closer to the date

    Registration: https://www.bcfoodprotection.ca/event-4475510

  • 03 Jul 2021 2:48 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The Spring/Summer edition of our newsletter, The Grapevine, is now out!

    Click here to read up on our past events, scholarship recipient essays and more! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yPpnHbcA2jTwBEA0iUHa_vQyeiMzdfrq/view?usp=sharing

  • 24 Jun 2021 12:33 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    IAFP Summer Affiliate View is now out! You can check out page 7 of the newsletter and read up on the BCFPA winning the 2021 Communications Award! Great work to the volunteer Executive Board for all their efforts!


  • 23 Jun 2021 5:51 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Earlier in the year, the Executive Board has applied and submitted an application for the IAFP Communications Award. We are pleased to announce that the BC Food Protection Association have been selected to received the 2021 IAFP Affiliate Communication Materials Award!

    The award was formally accepted by a member of the BCFPA Executive Board during the IAFP Affiliate Council Meeting on Jun 22, 2021.

  • 30 May 2021 12:13 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The BCFPA Spring Speaker's Evening Webinar Series - #2 webinar is now open for registration! Registration is FREE for members!

    Webinar #2:
    Sanitation in Food Processing Facilities

    Speakers: Claire Nolan & Nikola Jovic, Sani Marc

    Date: June 24, 2021

    Time: 4:30-5:30 pm PT

    Free for BCFPA Members
    $20 for Non-Members
    For Sani Marc customers - use special code to register*

    Event details and registration: https://www.bcfoodprotection.ca/event-4341568

  • 30 May 2021 12:09 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)


    The BCFPA welcomes their members to submit their nominations for any BCFPA member who has made a significant contribution and has demonstrated exceptional service to the BC food industry or the Association. The BCFPA Awards are presented during their Annual General Meeting.

    Please click the link below for more information about our 3 awards and how you can nomination a BCFPA member for their outstanding work in the community.

    Deadline: Oct 15, 2021


  • 30 May 2021 12:09 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Please take several minutes to take our post-event survey. Your responses will help plan for future events. Thank you!

    Spring Webinar Series #1 Post-Event Survey

  • 08 May 2021 1:36 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The IAFP Affiliate View Spring 2021 Newsletter is now out! You can read up on the BCFPA's AGM event summary there!

    Click here: http://www.foodprotection.org/upl/downloads/publications/affiliates-view/spring%202021.pdf

  • 16 Jan 2021 6:42 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello Members,

    Our 2020 AGM Report is now available on our website. Click here to access it prior to our AGM meeting: https://www.bcfoodprotection.ca/resources/Documents/AGM%20Documents/2020%20AGM%20Report.pdf

  • 16 Jan 2021 4:37 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Forwarding a student research survyey below, I hope you can help fill out his survey, thank you.

    My name is Lucas Risi and I am a student at Ryerson University. I am conducting a survey under the supervision of Dr. Meldrum regarding bacteriophage use in the food industry. The aim of this survey is to gain insight about the opinions, concerns, and barriers related to bacteriophage applications in food safety. I would like to target individuals with technical roles and positions in the food industry for participation. I would greatly appreciate it if you could circulate this survey for me in the beginning of January. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this.

    Thank you for your time and I hope to have your help and support.

    Researcher: Lucas Risi
    BASc Undergraduate Student in Public Health and Safety
    Ryerson University, lucas.risi@ryerson.ca

    Bacteriophages Survey - Research Project

    Purpose of the Study:
    The use of bacteriophages (phages) and its many applications in the food industry is established throughout many studies in the literature. It has been documented that the use of phages as an antibacterial agent can reduce levels of foodborne pathogens, therefore improving food safety. Upon reviewing the literature, various research has indicated potential barriers regarding phage use in the food industry, however it does not consist of the personal opinions of the food industry and food safety professionals. This survey will help explore the gaps between research and practice in the food industry regarding these barriers. The opinions and concerns of the food industry regarding the applications of phages is valuable for the future of food safety.


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