Log in


Log in


  • 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


  • 03 Jul 2021 2:48 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The Spring/Summer edition of our newsletter, The Grapevine, is now out!

    Click here to read up on our past events, scholarship recipient essays and more!

  • 24 Jun 2021 12:33 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    IAFP Summer Affiliate View is now out! You can check out page 7 of the newsletter and read up on the BCFPA winning the 2021 Communications Award! Great work to the volunteer Executive Board for all their efforts!

  • 23 Jun 2021 5:51 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Earlier in the year, the Executive Board has applied and submitted an application for the IAFP Communications Award. We are pleased to announce that the BC Food Protection Association have been selected to received the 2021 IAFP Affiliate Communication Materials Award!

    The award was formally accepted by a member of the BCFPA Executive Board during the IAFP Affiliate Council Meeting on Jun 22, 2021.

  • 30 May 2021 12:13 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The BCFPA Spring Speaker's Evening Webinar Series - #2 webinar is now open for registration! Registration is FREE for members!

    Webinar #2:
    Sanitation in Food Processing Facilities

    Speakers: Claire Nolan & Nikola Jovic, Sani Marc

    Date: June 24, 2021

    Time: 4:30-5:30 pm PT

    Free for BCFPA Members
    $20 for Non-Members
    For Sani Marc customers - use special code to register*

    Event details and registration:

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software