2017 November FSMA Full Day Workshop
Introduction to FSMA: Preventive Controls for Human Food and What You Should Know
Featured FSMA Trainers:
Claudia Coles & Jovana Kovacevic
Date: November 9, 2017
Location: Langara Clubhouse (Golf Course), 6706 Alberta Street, Vancouver, BC
Complimentary Parking Available
Visit our website to register and for more information www.bcfoodprotection.ca
Good news! We have extended our early bird deadline! Register by November 3rd to take advantage of our early bird rate!
Full Day Event: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
After attending the entire workshop, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate of course attendance.
Workshop Description and Speaker Bios Poster
Early Bird Rate
(by Nov 3)
(after Nov 3)
8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 – 10:15 AM Overview of FSMA - Jovana Kovacevic
10:15 - 10:30 AM Nutrition Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM Brief Introduction to Produce Safety Rule - Jovana Kovacevic
11:30 - 12:00 PM Agricultural Water in British Columbia: What do we test for and what do we know about the quality? - Justin Falardeau
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 PM Introduction to Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule - Claudia Coles
1:30 - 2:45 PM The Future of Food Safety and FSMA - Claudia Coles
2:45 - 3:00 PM Nutrition Break
3:00 - 4:00 PM What you should know about the Foreign Supplier Verification Program Rule - Claudia Coles
After 4:30 PM Networking
U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama in 2011. The core principle of the law is to focus on prevention of food safety contamination throughout the food chain, in order to protect the American public from foodborne illness. To implement FSMA, seven foundational rules have followed the law, addressing different aspects of food supply. Different requirements and implementation dates apply to facilities based on their sizes, types of value-added activities performed, and other factors. In this introductory workshop, we will provide an overview of FSMA, focusing specifically on Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, Produce Safety rule and agricultural water requirements, and Foreign Supplier Verification Program rule.
Who Should Attend the Workshop?
Food processors, fruit and vegetable growers, and others interested in learning about FSMA, preventive controls, produce safety and foreign supplier requirements under FSMA.
What to Expect at the Workshop?
The trainers will spend approximately 6 hours of instruction time to cover:
- Overview of FSMA
- Introduction to Produce Safety rule
- Agricultural Water in British Columbia: What do we test for and what do we know about the quality?
- Introduction to Preventive Controls for Human Food rule
- What should you know about Foreign Supplier Verification Program rule?
- The future of food safety and FSMA
Benefits of Attending
This workshop will provide a foundation of food safety standards under FSMA, changes that FSMA brought to U.S. food industry, and how FSMA impacts both domestic and foreign processors, growers, and suppliers.
Individuals who participate in this workshop are expected to gain a basic understanding of:
- FSMA rules affecting processors and produce growers in U.S. and those exporting to U.S.
- Compliance dates and requirements under different rules
- FSMA agricultural water requirements and how B.C. waters compare to those