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  • 11 Sep 2019 8:12 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Help UBC Students Prepare for a Career with Your Company

    Dear Food Science Industry members,

    UBC's Food Science program is undergoing a Curriculum Renewal Project to ensure the quality and alignment of our undergraduate program within a rapidly evolving industry. Given your employment in the food industry, you are ideally suited to provide feedback to help our program best prepare future graduates.  We value the insights and perspectives that your expertise can provide. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and can be accessed via the following link:

    For any questions, you can reach us at  We thank you in advance for your time and support of this project, and we look forward to working together in increasingly collaborative ways.

  • 21 Jul 2019 12:44 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    FYI - from our friends at WAFP:

    Please join us September 18 – 20 in Chelan, Washington for the 68th annual Washington Assn for Food Protection Conference.  The planning committee has been working on an educational conference this year.

    Below you will find our Draft Agenda for the conference, as well as Registration Information if paying by check on our link.  For those that are paying by credit card instructions are below.  We will again be utilizing a computer site (Brown Paper Tickets) to assist with managing our registrations this year.

    Registrations through this site are now open and information to get to the site is below.

    Our Hotel Block is now open, and you can reserve your hotel rooms by contacting Campbell’s Resort directly at

    1 (800) 553-8225.  Please mention our group # 509382 to get into our conference room block.  Rooms go quick so please make your reservations soon by calling Campbells directly.   We have negotiated room rates ranging from $150 - $188. For more information about Campbell’s Resort, you can also check out their website at 

    As mentioned above, our registration process is now opened using the site “Brown Paper Tickets”  for those of you that wish to pay using a credit card.  You can get to the registration site by clicking on the link or copying into your browser:   On the site, you will be able to register and pay for the conference. $275 registration fee includes your WAFFP annual membership fee, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and one Banquet dinner.  You may also add-on additional meals for guests, as well as for golf. You will also be able to choose your banquet meal options on this site.

    The golf tournament will be held again at Bear Mountain Golf Resort on Wednesday, September 18th – and tee time is at 10:30 am.  The fee for those that wish to golf is $90.00, which includes 18 holes, box lunch and ½ cart.

    For those of you wishing to pay using a check, I have attached a registration form that you can fill out, print and send along with your check made out to “Washington Assn for Food Protection” and send to our Treasurer Jill Wisehart.  The information is all included on the attachment.

    For those of you wishing to help the organization by being a sponsor, you can do so by utilizing the attached sponsorship attachment to pay by check, or you can register on line at the Brown Paper Ticket Site above if paying by credit card.  All of our Platinum Sponsorships are sold out, however we still have a few tables for Gold Sponsorships still available, as well as the other options.  Contact information for Virginia Ng is on the attached sponsorship document if you have questions. 

    Finally, please register soon, as early bird prices are only good through September 6th, and will increase on September 7th.

    We look forward to another great meeting in Chelan.  Keep an eye out on our website for any agenda updates, and we will also include all registration information, as well as sponsorship information on this site, which is

    Look forward to seeing everyone in Chelan   

  • 08 Jul 2019 10:27 PM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Manufacturer and distributor of sanitation products for over 50 years, Sani Marc is a Canadian leader in the Food and Beverage industry.

    Spend a day with experts discussing sanitation concerns in the food & beverage industry and take part in an interesting hands-on demonstration. Attend a presentation by Dr. Jovana Kovacevic, entitled “Listeria: Monitoring, Prevention & Regulatory Challenges”, followed by the interactive workshop “Identifying the best methods for foot traffic control” led by Sani Marc experts.

    Date and Time:
    Thu, 22 August 2019
    9:30 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

    Executive Suites Hotel And Conference Center Burnaby
    4201 Lougheed Highway
    Burnaby, BC V5C 3Y6

    9:30 -9:45 am Registration & Breakfast
    9:45 – 11:00 am Presentation “Listeria: Monitoring, Prevention, and Regulatory Challenges” by Dr. Jovana Kovacevic
    11:00 – 11:15 am Break
    11:15 am – 12:15pm Interactive Workshop “Identifying the best methods for foot traffic” by Sani Marc Experts
    12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
    1:15 – 1: 40 pm Prize Giveaway & closing meeting

  • 24 Jun 2019 12:08 AM | Stephanie Chiu (Administrator)

    Save the date! We are organizing a special event for our 20th anniversary!


    BCFPA 20th Anniversary Texas Scramble Golf Tournament

    Date: August 17, 2019

    Location: Langara Golf Course

    More details to come!

    Click here for our flyer

  • 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

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