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BCFPA 2018 Fall Food Safety Workshop

  • 18 Oct 2018
  • 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver, 405 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC


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BCFPA Fall Food Safety Workshop - "Let’s Get High on Food Safety"

Date: October 18, 2018

Venue: Executive Plaza Hotel Metro Vancouver, 405 North Rd, Coquitlam, BC

OUR EARLY BIRD RATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCT 15TH! Register today to take advantage!

Update (as of Oct 12): Our Affinipay payment system is now live and we no longer use PayPal. You are now welcome to try out the new payment system. Please let us know if you encounter any issues.

7:45-8:15 Registration
8:15-8:30 Introduction, welcome remarks
8:30-9:45 Keynote speaker - Linda Harris
9:45-10:00 Coffee break
10:00-12:00 Session 1
12:00-12:30 Q&A Discussion Panel
12:30-2:00 Lunch break, poster session/evaluation, networking
2:00-4:00 Session 2 & 3
4:00-4:45 IAFP presentation, poster award, closing remarks
4:45-6:00 Networking

Our workshop will be split into 3 session themes:
Session 1: Major Microbial Menaces
Session 2: Seafood Safety and Surveillance
Session 3: Farm to Fork Safety and Traceability

This workshop has been generously sponsored by:

Canadian Agricultural Partnership


Click here to view our final schedule and confirmed speakers:

Featured Speakers - click here

We have secured Linda Harris to be our keynote speaker for our food safety workshop. More information about Linda Harris’ research and publications can be found here -
Dr. Harris’s research focuses on microbial food safety emphasizing the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables and tree nuts. She works to develop and validate standard microbiological methods and uses these methods to evaluate the behavior of food borne pathogens on fruits, vegetables and tree nuts under different storage and processing conditions. She uses these methods to evaluate antimicrobial treatments including various sanitizers and thermal processes for their efficacy in reducing microbial populations on various cut and intact produce and tree nut surfaces.

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Registration and fees:
Early bird registration - by Oct 15
Member $125
Non-member $175
Student/retired $65

After Oct 15:
Member $175
Non-member $225
Student/retired $100

Student poster competition:
We have included a Student Poster Competition for our food safety workshop with a deadline of August 31, 2018. Please forward this to any interested students that you know of. Details of our poster competition can be found on our website - click here

BCFPA Award Nominations:
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

The nominations form will be up shortly this week. 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.

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

We are looking for volunteers to help us with our food safety workshop. If you are interested in joining our events committee, or interested in volunteering during the workshop, please get in touch with us in person or by email at

Interested in sponsoring our workshop? We are currently looking for sponsors for our event, sessions, and nutrition breaks! Find out more about sponsorships here: click here

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