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  • 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

  • 07 Jul 2022 10:17 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello everyone,

    In our continued effort to improve upon and shape the way we bring future seminars and events to you, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete our survey with your thoughts and preferences.

    The survey should take 2-5 min to complete. We will leave the survey up from now until July 28, 2022. We thank you for your time!

    Click here:

    Thank you,
    BCFPA Executive Board

  • 07 Apr 2022 1:34 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The British Columbia Food Protection Association held its 2021 Annual Meeting as a virtual event on February 1, 2022.

    The event started off with AGM Business, with David Mahoney leading the meeting minutes and agenda. David presented a summary of events from 2021, with an honourable mention of the BCFPA receiving the 2021 IAFP Communications Award, followed by board member nominations.

    The BCFPA and Scholarship Awards were also presented to the following recipients:

    2021 BCFPA Food Safety Award - Pascal Delaquis
    Pascal was awarded the BCFPA Food Safety Award for his outstanding work, expertise and mentorship that he has contributed in BC with respect to the food microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables, and is nothing short of instrumental to the success of this field of work. He has also published articles on this topic, and the guidance that he has provided to technicians and graduate students has led them to go on to successful careers. His contributions to expert panels from a regional, national and international scale, as well as his devotion as an exceptional mentor to his students and peers, has demonstrated his long history of outstanding commitment and contributions to food safety.


    2021 BCFPA Scholarship Award Recipient - Bailey Morin

    Essay topic: "Food Safety and Food Systems in Indigenous Communities"

    A variety of speakers and topics were included throughout the event, including the presentation, “Commissary Kitchens: The Fraser Health Experience.” Fraser Health Authority’s Stephanie Szeto, Environmental Health Officer, and Connie Banting, Practice Consultant, were presenters.

    Justin Falardeau, Past President and Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia, presented his findings on “Investigation of cheese microbiome for the inhibition of L. monocytogenes growth in soft-ripened cheeses."

  • 07 Apr 2022 1:15 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The IAFP Spring 2022 Affiliate View is now up! Look for the BCFPA AGM summary within the newsletter!

  • 11 Oct 2021 8:45 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The Alberta Association for Food Protection invites you to attend their first virtual seminar in their new seminar series.

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

    Speaker: Jeff Farber, PhD, 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



  • 09 Oct 2021 4:50 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello students,

    The BCFPA Scholarship Award is now accepting applications for 2021. Details are listed on our Scholarship page:

    For this year, up to two scholarships will be available in the amounts of $1500 and $1000 and will be awarded to two BCFPA student members who meet the criteria.

    To be considered for the scholarship awards, please fill out the application form and email your application and essay to the BCFPA Vice President at . Applications must be submitted no later than November 30, 2021.

    This year's scholarship award essay topic is:
    Food safety and food systems in Indigenous communities

    The Scholarship Poster to be available - click here

  • 04 Sep 2021 7:14 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    BCFPA Student Career Networking Virtual Event

    Speakers: Industry representatives
    Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
    Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
    Fee: Free for students
    Location: Zoom call, registrants will be emailed a link closer to the date


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