The BC Food Protection Association would like to present:
2022 Hybrid Fall Speaker's Evening
The BC Food Protection Association is thrilled to finally host a hybrid in-person and virtual seminar event for our members and general public after 2 years! For those who wish to participate virtually, we are broadcasting (live streaming) our seminar through Zoom.
Enhancing Guidance for Food Allergen Management in Canada including a Risk-based Approach for the Application of Precautionary Allergen LabellingSpeakers:
, Director, Advocacy & Media Relations, Food Allergy Canada
, Research Associate, Université Laval
& Samuel Godefroy
, Full Professor, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policies, Department of Food Science, Université Laval
November 22, 2022
5:30 - 8:30 pm PT
In-person Location: Fraserview Golf Course (at the Clubhouse), 7700 Vivian Dr, Vancouver, BC
via Zoom - registrants will be sent a Zoom link 1-2 days before the actual event
Note that parking is free on the Fraserview golf course premises.
Early bird deadline is November 11!
Register today to take advantage of our early bird rate!
A multi-stakeholder collaboration in Canada, involving food manufacturers, Université Laval, Canadian Allergists, and Canada’s national patient organization, Food Allergy Canada, has led to the development of new proposed Allergen Management Guidelines for Food Manufacturers. These guidelines aim to help to support food manufacturers in their implementation of effective allergen control plans including the responsible use of Precautionary Allergen Labelling, to better meet the needs of Canadians managing food allergy. Join us to hear from Food Allergy Canada and Université Laval on the launch of the new guidelines and related resources for the food industry.
Beatrice Povolo, Director, Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs - Food Allergy Canada
Beatrice is the Director, Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs at Food Allergy Canada. In this capacity, she leads the organization’s food safety initiatives working with both government and industry stakeholders, with a specific focus on access to accurate ingredient information in food labelling and foodservice. She is actively involved in international discussions related to allergen management as a member of the Health Canada delegation for the CODEX Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL) and collaborates internationally with other patient organizations globally. Beatrice is currently the Project Management Lead for a multi-stakeholder initiative for the development of Allergen Management and Pre-cautionary Allergen Labelling Guidelines for the Canadian food industry. She graduated from the University of Toronto, with an Honours BA in political science and economics.
Silvia Dominguez, Research Associate, Université Laval
Dr. Dominguez is a food engineer specialized in food safety risk assessment, allergen management, statistical analysis and data modeling. She holds a MSc and a PhD in Food Science from Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA). After graduation, she worked as a food microbiologist for the food industry in the United States, before returning to research and consulting in 2016. She currently works as a research associate at the Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform, hosted by the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of Université Laval (Quebec, Canada), where she manages research projects on allergens and food fraud, industry outreach activities, and food safety capacity building initiatives for competent authorities at the international level.
Samuel Godefroy, Full Professor, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policies, Department of Food Science, Université Laval
Samuel Godefroy is the former Director General of Health Canada’s Food Directorate and a former Vice Chair of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission. Samuel is currently Full Professor in the Department of Food Science at Université Laval (Québec, Canada), where he leads the Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform. He is also the Board President and a founding member of the Global Food Regulatory Science Society (GFoRSS). Dr. Godefroy currently serves as a senior food science and regulatory expert on a number of advisory bodies and committees domestically and internationally, and as strategic and operational advisor to international food safety capacity building initiatives focused on regulatory enhancement, implemented by UNIDO and FAO. Dr. Godefroy has authored over 80 scientific publications and book chapters, and is an editorial board member for various scientific journals. Samuel received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). He holds degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering from the same University and from the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, France.
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5:00-5:30 PM PT Registration and Light Networking
5:30-5:40 PM PT Welcome Remarks
5:40-6:30 PM PT Food Allergens - Part 1
6:30-7:00 PM PT Dinner Intermission and Networking
7:00-8:10 PM PT Food Allergens - Part 2
8:10-8:20 PM PT Closing Remarks and Door Prizes
$25.00 for Members, $20.00 for Students, $30.00 for Non-Members
BCFPA Members – $45.00 for Early Bird, $55.00 for Regular
BCFPA Student/Retired – $25.00 for Early Bird, $35.00 for Regular
Non-Member – $75.00 for Early Bird, $85.00 for Regular
Early bird rate period lasts from now to November 11
Regular rate period lasts from November 12 to 22
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