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  • 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:

  • 27 Oct 2018 5:24 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello everyone,

    Photo highlights from our food safety workshop have now been posted up on our google drive.

    You can view them here:

  • 13 Oct 2018 12:24 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Our early bird deadline has been extended to Monday, Oct 15th! Register today to take advantage! This is to give those with payment issues time to register and pay online, now that our new payment system is now live and running (we no longer use PayPal). Please let us know if you encounter any issues.

    Click here for registration, schedule, confirmed speakers, sponsorship and other workshop information -

  • 12 Oct 2018 1:34 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Hello all,

    Our Afffinipay payment system is now live so we no longer use PayPal. If you encounter any payment-related issues during registration of our workshop, please do not hesitate to reach us.

    Thank you!

  • 08 Oct 2018 3:44 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    We are taking in award nominations from our BCFPA members. Awards will be presented at our Annual General Meeting in January 2019.

    There are 3 categories:
    BCFPA Food Safety Award
    BCFPA President's Award
    BCFPA Lifetime Achievement Award

    Deadline to submit nominations is Oct 18, 2018. We will have physical copies of the nomination forms for members to fill out at our Workshop. If you wish to submit the nominations form ahead of time, please click on the forms below:

    BCFPA Awards Nomination Form (pdf) - click here
    BCFPA Awards Nomination Form (online form) - click here

    We will have physical copies of the nomination forms for members to fill out at our Workshop. Alternatively, you can fill in and submit the nominations form (pdf) and send it back to us, or fill in this electronic nomination form (Google form) and submit to us.

    How are the award selected?
    Selections for awards will be made by the Awards Committee &/or Executive Board. Awards need not be given annually. Please refer to Article VII.G. of the By-Laws (pages 11 and 12) for a full description of award requirements.

    What is the award?
    Awards will consist of honorariums or gifts as deemed appropriate by the Executive. The Lifetime Achievement award also grants the recipient honorary lifetime membership in the BC Food Protection Association.

    How do I submit an award nomination? We have three options:
    1. Fill out the award nominations form (pdf) and email it back to the BCFPA President;
    2. Fill out the electronic version of the award nominations form (via Google form) to submit; or
    3. Fill out the physical form on the day of the Oct 18th workshop and hand it back to us.

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