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  • 04 Jun 2019 11:04 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Dr. Siyun Wang will be doing a webinar with AgriService BC tomorrow on bacteriophages in food applications:

    Please forward to those who might be interested! Everyone is welcome to listen in on the webinar!

  • 20 Apr 2019 2:17 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Our newsletter, The Grapevine, is now out!

    Read up on our past events and activities, and find out about upcoming events here!

    BCFPA Newsletter Vol 5 Issue 03 Apr 17 2019

  • 03 Feb 2019 11:05 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hi all,

    Please take this survey and pass along to your family and friends.

    This is to support a BCIT student project, and is open to anyone.

    The photos might take a minute to open, but it will be fun!

  • 03 Feb 2019 5:49 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)


    We thank you for attending our event. Please take a few minutes of your time to answer our post-event survey as well as the CFIA survey. Any feedback, opinions or suggestions are much appreciated.

    AGM Post-Event Survey

    The CFIA survey is also posted if you wish to fill it out by hand and send it back -

    Thank you!

  • 03 Feb 2019 5:28 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello everyone,

    The slides are now available from our Jan 28th AGM. Click below to access the slides and pdf handouts.

    Safe Food For Canadians Regulations CFIA Slides

    CFIA Handouts

  • 23 Jan 2019 10:15 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    From Health Canada (below):

    Dear All:

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that today the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, unveiled the new and completely refreshed Canada’s Food Guide that outlines the foundation for healthy eating in Canada.

    Click here for view Canada's Food Guide:

    The Food Guide is no longer a one-size-fits-all print document, but is now a mobile-responsive web application with new resources that provide Canadians, policy-makers and health professionals with information and up-to-date advice on eating well.

    The Food Guide continues to encourage Canadians to choose a variety of nutritious foods and beverages while highlighting that healthy eating is more than the foods you eat. Health Canada encourages Canadians to be mindful of their eating habits, to cook more often, to enjoy their food, and to eat meals with others. The new Food Guide recommends the regular intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein foods, and among protein foods, to consume plant-based more often. Protein foods include legumes, nuts, seeds, tofu, fortified soy beverages, fish, shellfish, eggs, poultry, lean red meat including wild game, lower fat milk, lower fat yogurts, lower fat kefir, and cheeses lower in fat and sodium.  The intention is not to reduce total fat in the diet; rather it is to help reduce intakes of saturated fat while encouraging foods that contain mostly unsaturated fat.

    The new web application will allow Canadians to access the Food Guide from their tablets, smartphones, or computers to get the right information in the right format wherever they are. The new Food Guide includes recipes, videos, and actionable advice that will help Canadians apply dietary guidance in their daily lives.

    Later in 2019, Health Canada will be releasing Canada’s Healthy Eating Pattern for health professionals and policy makers. Canada’s Healthy Eating Pattern will provide more specific guidance on amounts and types of foods, as well as life stage guidance.

    Hasan Hutchinson
    Director General
    Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion
    Health Canada

  • 08 Jan 2019 9:53 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The next BC Food Tech (BCFT) meeting will be on the evening of Wed Jan 16, 2019. The topic is entrepreneurship.

    Info can be found at

  • 08 Nov 2018 10:03 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is holding the Canadian Forum on Food Safety. The Forum is taking place Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm at the Hilton Hotel Lac Leamy in Gatineau, QC.

    The invitation is posted on their website
    . You have to register to participate to the Forum by filling the form available from the same webpage. There is no fee. For people travelling, there is a block of rooms reserved to the hotel. The info is on the same webpage. 

     Note that the Federation is holding a 2018 Public Trust Summit that starts the afternoon of the day before and goes on in the evening and the morning of the Forum.

    This Summit has some registration fees that go up to $500.00 depending of the sessions.
    Thank you!

    Bureau of Microbial Hazards/Bureau des dangers microbiens
    Food Directorate/Direction des aliments
    Health Canada/Santé Canada

  • 28 Oct 2018 10:52 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Dear BCFPA Members & Attendees,

    We would like to thank you for attending our 2018 Food Safety Workshop held on Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at the Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam, BC.

    In our continued effort for improvement and to bring seminars and events in that are interesting to our members, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete our survey if you have not done so yet. We also ask that those who did not attend also complete the survey if you wish to provide suggestions for future events. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

    We will be closing our survey on Nov 13, 2018.

    Click below to start our survey:

    Thank you,

    BC Food Protection Association Executive Board

  • 28 Oct 2018 10:26 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)
    Most of the speaker presentations are now up! We have a few more which we will upload once it is ready.

    You can access the speaker talks here:

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