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  • 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

    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

    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

    Posters should fit on a 4’ x 4’ area
    Use visual images where possible

    Deadline for poster abstract submission:
    October 3, 2016, email to

    Guidelines for poster abstracts:
    Submit poster abstracts to Alex Montgomery:
    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
    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 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!

  • 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:

  • 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!

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