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  • 14 Nov 2016 8:45 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello all, we just want to help pass along this survey to our BCFPA members regarding a Survey on Antibiotics & Antibiotic-free Foods. Greatly appreciate your help in promoting this survey far and wide with colleagues, friends and family across Ontario and Canada. Details below:

    The University of Guelph invites you to take part in this unique survey on the future of antibiotics & antibiotic-free foods from animal-based proteins! We are engaging both consumers and industry perspectives alike. Take this 6-minute survey and you could win!

    Please follow link: https://uoguelph.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erKKoEayCnSwqt7

    Mark Juhasz Ph.D
    Department of Marketing & Consumer Studies
    College of Business & Economics
    University of Guelph

  • 02 Nov 2016 10:11 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Produce Safety Alliance Train-the-Trainer Course - Portland

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/produce-safety-alliance-train-the-trainer-course-portland-registration-28609736492?aff=eivtefrnd

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM to Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PST)

    OSU's Food Innovation Center
    1207 Northwest Naito Parkway
    Suite 154
    Portland, OR 97209

    Description

    This two-day course will provide detailed information about Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), co-management of natural resources and food safety, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and a review of the seven module PSA Grower Training curriculum. The course will also cover principles of adult education, how to incorporate the PSA curriculum into other extension trainings, developing working partnerships, expectations for trainers, and how to register a PSA Grower Training Course with the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO).

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

    Produce safety educators and others who work with fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in becoming PSA Trainers or PSA Lead Trainers. Those who become a PSA Trainer or PSA Lead Trainer are able to offer the PSA standardized curriculum to train fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. This curriculum was developed through a nationwide collaboration including produce growers, extension educators, researchers, produce industry representatives, and government personnel.


  • 11 Oct 2016 10:57 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)
    We are organizing a one-day Food Safety Workshop entitled, “New Technologies and Traditional Methods: Piecing Together the Food Safety Puzzle”, on November 7, 2016, at the Delta Hotel Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby, BC. This event will bring together representatives from the food industry, academia, and government, to learn from experts on topics such as environmental monitoring and sanitation, traceability, trends in food processing, and genomics, and to share ideas on food safety issues, exchange information and best practices.

    Hosting this full day event involves a lot of organizational work from our volunteer board as well as finding the required funding. Expenses include bringing in speakers, hospitality and catering food throughout the workshop. We would like to offer the opportunity to sponsor the one-day workshop, or upgrade your current sustaining membership category to a higher tier and take advantage of our workshop perks.

    Click below if you are interested in sponsoring our event or just want to support us by becoming a sustaining member! We have perks for those who become a sustaining member including free display tables!

    Sponsorship Opportunities Information
    Sponsorship Opportunities Poster

  • 29 Sep 2016 8:48 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)
    Registration is now open for the GFSI Conference 2017, scheduled for Feb 27 to Mar 2, 2017, in Houston, TX, USA.

    This 2017 GFSI Global Food Safety Conference will be held at the Hilton Americas-Houston under the theme: Leadership For Growth: Innovation, Networking & Efficiency.

    Details can be found here: http://www.tcgffoodsafety.com/the-conference


  • 25 Sep 2016 10:42 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hi everyone,

    The tentative schedule is up for our November 7th Food Safety Workshop, click here to see our confirmed speakers and titles. More speakers and titles will be announced soon!

  • 24 Sep 2016 12:47 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    Our Fall Newsletter, The Grapevine, is now out! Click here to read it!

  • 18 Sep 2016 7:00 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The City of Vancouver would like you to join us on September 30, 2016 for “ZERO WASTE 2040: FOOD”, part of a workshop series focused on Vancouver’s goal to becoming a zero waste city. Learn more about the workshop and RSVP at www.zerowastefood.eventbrite.com

    Thank you for your time and we hope you can join us in helping shape Vancouver’s zero waste future.


  • 18 Sep 2016 1:48 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Poster abstract guidelines poster link

    The BC Food Protection Association is providing a one-day Fall Workshop on topics ranging from current and emerging food safety issues to innovative technologies, and the opportunity to network with local food safety professionals from academia, government and industry. In addition, the BCFPA is organizing a Student Poster Competition during the Fall Workshop where students are invited to submit their poster abstract for acceptance to the Fall Workshop, as this is a good opportunity for them to demonstrate the work being done in the area of their expertise.

    What your poster should demonstrate:
    Projects or research that contributes to food safety and food safety culture in British Columbia

    Workshop date and location:
    November 7, 2016, at the Delta Hotel Burnaby Conference Centre, Burnaby, BC

    Time:
    Authors of the posters should be prepared to discuss their work between 12:30-14:00
    Posters will be displayed for the entire duration of the event

    Guidelines:
    Posters should fit on a 4’ x 4’ area
    Use visual images where possible
    Non-commercial

    Deadline for poster abstract submission:
    October 3, 2016, email to vicepresident@bcfpa.net

    Guidelines for poster abstracts:
    Submit poster abstracts to Alex Montgomery: vicepresident@bcfpa.net
    You will be notified by October 10, 2016 if your poster has been approved

    250 word limit, single spaced and must adhere to the following format:
    Cover letter – Include name, contact information, student status and brief biography
    Title of Poster – One line description
    Author(s) – Underline the name of the person presenting the poster
    Background – State the issue/problem and its impact
    Objective/Aim – State the objectives/aims of the research
    Methods – Describe the type of study, setting for the study, sample characteristics, methodologies used, how the analysis was conducted, etc.
    Results – Key findings from the study (no charts or graphs)
    Conclusions – The importance or relevance of the results

  • 11 Sep 2016 11:02 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Organized by the BC Food Protection Association

    2016 Fall Workshop

    November 7, 2016

    Delta Hotel Burnaby Conference Centre (4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC)

    BC Food Safety Workshop on:
    Microbial Safety
    Trends in Food Processing
    Traceability
    Environmental Monitoring
    Sanitation
    Genomics

    Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Kornacki, PhD
    Assumptions that keep us from adequate food safety and prevent us from solving contamination problems in food processing plants

    Student Poster Abstract Submission Deadline - October 3, 2016

    Early Bird Deadline: Oct 17, 2016

    Contact Simon Cowell at events@bcfpa.net for more information on Sustaining Member Display Tables!

    Link to Poster 3

    Schedule, speakers, information and registration can be found on our website. Register today! https://bcfoodprotection.wildapricot.org/event-2331352


  • 13 Jun 2016 9:40 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hi everyone,

    Please take a few minutes to complete this Survey as it pertains to our recent May 11, 2016 Speaker's Evening event.

    Even if you did not attend our Spring Speaker's Evening event, please fill it out as it asks questions about our Fall Conference. We are looking for speaker and topic suggestions for our Fall Conference.

    Thank you for your time!

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kenKkYw_kLV-eCC2ELMsfe0t9VfXoWdtLSlQKisy_e4/viewform?edit_requested=true

Email: info@bcfoodprotection.ca

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