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  • 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
    Environmental Monitoring

    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!


  • 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:
    Direct: 604.216.3074
    Mobile: 778.980.2237
  • 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!


  • 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:

    - 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

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