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  • 25 Apr 2023 10:16 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    From SGS:

    Please share this with your group or social media.

    We would like to extend a warm invitation to you for an information-packed event that will showcase the latest advancements in food processing and industry insights. The event, organized by SQFI and SGS, will feature distinguished speakers from Whole Foods, Save on Foods, BCFB, and other industry leaders who will share their expertise and knowledge.

    The event promises to be an exciting opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology, innovative practices, and industry trends shaping the food processing and growers' landscape for new and mature businesses.

    So, mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event.

  • 28 Feb 2023 3:29 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The BC Food Protection Association (BCFPA) - Student Professional Development Group would like to present:

    2023 Student Networking Event - A Career Night with Industry Food Professionals


    The BC Food Protection Association - Student Professional Development Group is thrilled to host a hybrid in-person and virtual talk and an in-person networking event. Each speaker will give a 20-minute interactive talk about their career paths, which aims to support students’ career development.

    Register here:

    SPEAKERS: Representatives in the Food Industry

    Speaker #1: Lavina Gully | Regional Innovation Director (BC), Canadian Food Innovation Network (CFIN)

    Career Topics: Functional Foods and Research and Development

    Lavina is a food scientist and product developer with over 15 years of experience in R&D, process development, and ideation. She has worked in various industries such as bakery, soups, beverages, plant-based nutrition, and meat alternatives, and has launched numerous new products into club, retail, and food service channels.

    She loves the multi-disciplinary aspect of R&D and started her career immersed in ingredient functionality, process engineering, quality systems, packaging, and scale-up. Prior to joining CFIN, Lavina was responsible for exploring the fuzzy front end of the innovation process and developing long-range strategies for consumer-led product concepts.

    In addition to her R&D experience, she has also worked as an SR&ED consultant, servicing CPG and agri-food businesses across British Columbia, and, as a food technology instructor at BCIT.

    Lavina hopes to draw upon her hands-on industry and manufacturing experience to help businesses achieve innovation goals. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Food Science from the University of British Columbia.

    Speaker #2: Jeffrey Ma | Senior R&D Manager, Daiya Foods Inc.

    Career Topic: Plant-Based Foods (Cheese) and Research and Development

    Jeffrey Ma has spent the past 11 years in food product development and innovation. Growing up in his parent’s restaurant, he has always been fascinated by how good food can be a commonality that connects people through shared experiences. With a food science and business background, he’s interested in creating natural products that merge what is possible with what consumers want. He believes a winning product merges great branding and a technical advantage that addresses a key consumer need. He’s constantly interested in how businesses can both do well and do good through their brand and products.

    Jeffrey received his education from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Food Science and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is currently the Senior R&D Manager at Daiya Foods, a pioneering brand in the plant-based food space, leading the development of next-gen plant-based cheese. His previous experience includes Innovation roles at small and large companies including Vega (Danone), Pure Sunfarms, and Komo Comfort Foods.

    DATE: March 3rd, 2023

    TIME: 5:30 pm PT - 7:30 pm PT

    IN-PERSON LOCATION: SE06 Room 207, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 3H2

    VIRTUAL OPTION: via Zoom - registrants will be sent a Zoom link 1-2 days before the actual event

    FEE: Free for students!!

    Note: Networking and Snack time will be held IN-PERSON.


    5:30 - 6:00 pm PT: Registration

    6:00 - 6:05 pm PT: Welcome Remark & Introduction about BCFPA

    6:05 - 7:00 pm PT: 15 min presentation + 5 min Q&A for each speaker (Hybrid)

    7:00 - 7:30 pm PT: Networking & Snack time (In-person)

    For any questions, contact our SPDG coordinator:
  • 27 Feb 2023 4:53 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)


    As a follow-up to our previous 2022 Fall Hybrid Speaker's Evening event, we would like to know if you are interested in attending a follow-up Q&A webinar on allergen management guidelines with Beatrice Povolo of Food Allergy Canada. Beatrice has offered to set up a Q&A webinar to help answer any questions you may have on allergen management guidelines. This follow-up webinar will occur some time in Q1 or Q2 of 2023.

    To gather your feedback, please take a few minutes to fill out this allergens survey -

    Please let us know below if you are interested in attending this free webinar! We will close this survey on March 3, 2023.

  • 26 Feb 2023 4:55 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)


    Date: February 28, 2023
    5:00 - 7:00 pm PT (7:05-7:30 pm Networking Optional)
    Virtual Location:
    via Zoom - registrants will be sent a Zoom link 1-3 days before the actual event
    FREE for BCFPA Members

    Register here -

    Our AGM event will be a jam-packed evening! We will be covering last year's (2022) AGM business, announcing scholarship award recipients, bringing in an IAFP speaker to speak on produce safety, and lastly inviting last year's scholarship winner to speak about his research. Register today!

    Managing Risk in a Field of Uncertainty: Foodborne Pathogens on Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
    Michelle Danyluk, Professor and Extension Specialist of Food Safety and Microbiology, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida

    Bacteriophage-Mediated Antimicrobial Sensitization in Salmonella Enterica
    Thomas Guy, MSc Candidate, UBC, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada

    Interested in sponsoring our events? We have sponsorship packages available, click here to find out more information!


    5:00-5:05 pm - Opening Remarks
    5:05-5:20 pm - IAFP Presentation
    5:20-6:00 pm - Speaker #1: Michelle Danyluk - Managing Risk in a Field of Uncertainty: Foodborne Pathogens on Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
    6:00-6:10 pm - Q&A
    6:10-6:25 pm - AGM Business + Announcing Scholarship Awards
    6:25-6:50 pm - Speaker #2: Thomas Guy - Bacteriophage-Mediated Antimicrobial Sensitization in Salmonella Enterica
    6:50-7:00 pm - Q&A
    7:00-7:05 pm - Closing Remarks
    7:05-7:30 pm - Networking (Optional)

  • 30 Nov 2022 3:48 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    The IAFP's newsletter, The Affiliate View, is now out! And if you browse through to page 7, you will notice your fellow BCFPA executive board posing next to the IAFP Affiliate Communication Materials Award which they won this year!

    IAFP Affiliate View - Fall 2022

  • 04 Nov 2022 1:56 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Our Fall/Winter edition of our newsletter, The Grapevine, is now out!

    Click below to check it out! It features a message from our BCFPA President, David Mahoney, upcoming events, photos, past event summaries, the 2021 BCFPA Scholarship Award winning essay, and much more!

    BCFPA Newsletter Vol 5 Issue 08 Nov 1 2022

  • 04 Nov 2022 1:54 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The BC Food Protection Association is thrilled to finally host a hybrid in-person and virtual seminar on Nov 22, 2022 at the Fraserview Clubhouse (Golf Course) in Vancouver, BC.

    Register today!

    Topic: Enhancing Guidance for Food Allergen Management in Canada including a Risk-based Approach for the Application of Precautionary Allergen Labelling

    We have an all-star food allergen speaker list, featuring:
    BEATRICE POVOLO, Director, Advocacy & Media Relations, Food Allergy Canada
    SILVIA DOMINGUEZ, Research Associate, Université Laval
    & SAMUEL GODEFROY, Full Professor, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policies, Department of Food Science, Université Laval

    Summary: A multi-stakeholder collaboration in Canada, involving food manufacturers, Université Laval, Canadian Allergists, and Canada’s national patient organization, Food Allergy Canada, has led to the development of new proposed Allergen Management Guidelines for Food Manufacturers. These guidelines aim to help to support food manufacturers in their implementation of effective allergen control plans including the responsible use of Precautionary Allergen Labelling, to better meet the needs of Canadians managing food allergy. Join us to hear from Food Allergy Canada and Université Laval on the launch of the new guidelines and related resources for the food industry.

  • 28 Sep 2022 9:48 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello all,

    Our scholarship topic and details on submission are now posted in our students page -

    This year's hot topic is on: Emerging Risks in Low Moisture Foods

    Deadline: Nov 30, 2022

  • 14 Sep 2022 9:13 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Alberta Association for Food Protection - 1st Virtual Seminar

    Topic: Emerging Foodborne Pathogens and Emerging Food Safety Issues in General

    Speaker: Jeff Farber, Senior Corporate Scientist, Food Safety & Public Health Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety and head of the University of Guelph's Food Safety and Quality Assurance M.Sc. program

    Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2022
    Place: Zoom Meeting
    Time: 12:30-1:50 PM MT
    Click here to view poster and event details

    There is NO cost for this event but you must RSVP and attend to be entered in the draw for a $100 Amazon gift card and Hygiena swag bag.
    RSVP by: September 28th to

  • 14 Sep 2022 9:10 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    3M Food Safety Symposium 2022

    How Big Data can enhance food integrity - presented by industry expert speaker
    How to establish a robust hygiene monitoring program - presented by 3M technical expert
    Optimize sanitation and cleaning in your facility - presented Sani Marc technical expert
    Implementing a risk based a pproach to food safety - presented by 3M technical expert
    A chance to network with like minded food safety and quality assurance professionals

    Sep 27, 2022
    Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre
    4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7
    Click here to view poster and to register

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