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  • 17 May 2016 9:35 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)
    To students:

    The Vancouver Food Bank is looking for someone with:

    -Good communication skills who would be responsible to train staff and volunteers on acceptable food donations,

    -Food safety, security knowledge who could provide guidance that food safety/quality requirements are met per the regulations and best practice standards,

    -Be responsible for inspecting incoming pallets of foods/ donated foods at the warehouse level, and

    -Assist with setting up programs surrounding food safety /security issues.

    To apply for this job, please contact Erin Nichols (Manager, Community Angel Food Runners, Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society) at:
    erinn@foodbank.bc.ca
    Direct: 604.216.3074
    Mobile: 778.980.2237
    www.foodbank.bc.ca
  • 04 May 2016 7:32 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    May 4, 2016

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed an arrangement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Department of Health Canada (Health Canada) recognizing each other’s food safety systems as comparable to each other. The arrangement was signed at a meeting of the FDA-CFIA Health Canada Joint Committee on Food Safety. This is the second time that the FDA has recognized a foreign food safety system as comparable, the first being New Zealand in 2012. A similar system recognition process is underway between FDA and Australia and the European Commission.

    By recognizing each other’s systems, FDA, CFIA, and Health Canada, have confidence that they can leverage each other’s science-based regulatory systems. For example, each partner will consider the oversight of the other when prioritizing inspection activities, but the benefits go beyond inspection and admissibility. Systems Recognition establishes a framework for regulatory cooperation in a variety of areas that range from scientific collaboration to outbreak response.

    Full article here: http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/ConstituentUpdates/ucm498611.htm

  • 01 May 2016 2:37 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Free IAFP webinar on "Listeria monocytogenes: Current Industry Practices Part 2" on May 24, 2016. Register online to join in on the webinar!

    https://events-na9.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1249703707/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_landing.html?sco-id=1266349183&_charset_=utf-8

  • 29 Apr 2016 9:14 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    The early bird deadline has bene extended to May 3rd. You still have time to register!

  • 14 Apr 2016 6:03 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The Guelph Food Safety Seminars presents....

    Title: Applied Bacterial Genomics
    Speakers: Dr. Attiq Rehman, Biologist and Dr. Genevieve Labbe, NSERC Visiting Fellow, National Microbiology Lab at Guelph, Public Health Agency of Canada

    Date: Monday April 25, 2016
    Time: 10-11AM
    Place: Conference Room 1 OMAFRA Building, 1 Stone Rd W., Guelph

    Please see attachments for abstract and speakers' bios. Invite all interested colleagues. NO registration is required.

    Not in Guelph? Join us by webinar!
    WebEx Meeting Invitation Instructions: Food Safety Seminar Monday April 25, 2016

    Meeting name: Food Safety Seminar
    Date: Monday, April 25, 2016
    Time: 10:00 am

    - Within 15 minutes of meeting start time, go to:
    https://omafra.webex.com/omafra/j.php…

    - Login by entering your name and e-mail address
    - If required, enter the meeting password: food
    - For the audio component, join the teleconference: For the audio component, join the teleconference:
    Teleconference_number: 1-866-633-1033 or 416-212-8013
    Conference_ID: 4753955

    To ensure that you can successfully join the meeting online, please join a test meeting at http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html at least one day in advance. If you have problems connecting, contact phone Bell WebEx Support at 1-866-861-2121 or 905-602-3973, or by e-mail at webconfsupport@bell.ca

  • 03 Jan 2016 10:23 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)
    February 22-23, 2016 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre in Burnaby, BC.


    Details are here: https://www.cifst.ca/default.asp?ID=1416

  • 16 Dec 2015 7:16 AM | Peter Taylor (Administrator)

    Save The Date !

    The BCFPA Annual General Meeting is planned for Thursday February 4th, 2016 at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby.

    This meeting and seminar is open to all BCFPA Members in good standing at no additional charge.

    Remember to renew your membership.

    Details to follow in early January 2016.

  • 03 Dec 2015 2:40 PM | Peter Taylor (Administrator)

    Presentations from our Fall 2015 Speakers evening on November 3, 2015  are now available.


    Brian Nummer - 'Of Roman Recipes and King Midas Feast'

    Lorrain McIntyre - Guidelines for Restaurant Sous Vide Cooking Safety in BC

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