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What's New

2013 SIAL Program

SIAL Canada is pleased to present you its new conference program for 2013. About 20 conferences will be held during the show from April 30th to May 2nd, 2013 in Toronto.           

We selected all the speakers and approved all topics to make sure to answer SIAL Canada & SET Canada attendee’s expectations. Take a look at our 2013 program here!  Learn more about our speakers on our website.

SIAL Canada and SIAL Group
SIAL Canada and SET Canada are an integral part of the SIAL Group —the world’s leading network of food-industry shows— which has a presence on 4 continents (Paris, Montreal/Toronto, Shanghai, São Paulo and Abu Dhabi) counting 7,500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors from 200 countries. SIAL Canada also belongs to the Comexposium network, the world’s 2nd largest organiser of high-profile shows hosting more than 150 large-scale annual events.

 

BC Food Safety Stakeholders Group Regional Workshop

Dear Members of the BC Food Safety Stakeholders Group, the BC Food Industry and Support Services:

Your BC Food Safety Stakeholders Group has decided to hold a third Regional Workshop. Previous workshops were held on November 29th in Nanaimo, BC and January 10th in Kelowna, BC.

The third workshop will be held in partnership with the BC Food Protection Association and will be held on March 7th, 2013 at the Newlands Golf & Country Club, 21025 - 48th Avenue, Langley, BC. Some adjustment was made to the agenda for the third workshop due to speaker availability, but we hope all agree that the program includes a great line up of speakers and relevant food safety topics.

Should costs prevent you from attending the 9th Annual North American Summit on Food Safety in Toronto on the same date, then here is your affordable option close to home! An Event Brochure and Program are now available for download. Please take the time to review this information and pass on to friends and colleagues interested in food safety. Early Bird registration for this event will be offered at the more than reasonable fee of $59. The Early Bird rate will close on March 2nd at which time you will still be able to register at the still very reasonable cost of $79!

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. To register for this event please take advantage of the online registration link. We recommend registering early to avoid disappointment as it is anticipated that this event will sell out!

We will be providing space for a limited number of display tables for a fee of $150; this will NOT include the registration for any person(s) attending the display. Each person attending the display will be required to pay the registration fee for individuals. Prior to March 2nd this will be $59 and after March 2nd it will increase to $79.

If you are interested in this opportunity to feature your products and services in front of members of the BC food industry, please contact Peter Taylor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For those indicating interest, Peter will return you a PayPal invoice for the registration fee for your display table. Those attending the display are required to register separately at: http://promotefoodsafety2013.eventbrite.ca/#.

We welcome any contributions for door prizes, enclosures for attendee workshop packages or sponsorship of a portion of the day’s events. If you are interested in any of these options to promote your organization to members of the BC food industry please let me know.

To learn more about the BC Food Safety Stakeholders Group (BCFSSG) please visit BC Food Safety Stakeholders Group (BCFSSG).

Thank you for your prompt attention. Questions regarding this event may be directed as per the contact information on the Brochure and Program.

Please help make this event a success by forwarding this message to your membership and any contacts who may be interested in Promoting a Culture of Food Safety in BC.

Lance Hill
On behalf of BCFSSG and BCFPA
Tel: 604-666-7534
Website: www.bcfpa.net
LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/BC-Food-Protection-Association-3008614?gid=3008614&trk=hb_side_g
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Traceability for Small- and Micro-Scale Businesses

February 26 and 27, 2013 | Hotel Delta Beausejour, Moncton NB

Markets are increasingly demanding that suppliers have a traceability system in place, especially for food products. However, the benefits of being able to trace goods are not limited to food products. Unfortunately, off-the-shelf traceability systems are typically too costly in both time and money, for small- and micro-scale businesses.

The objective of this workshop is to provide an overview of the tools and systems available to small- and micro-scale businesses. Participants will learn how to identify what information to record (i.e. what information is required versus that which can be considered ‘nice-to-have’). There will also be presentations on scale-appropriate traceability systems and the tools that can be used in support of the systems. Examples of digital tools etc. will be on display and participants will have the opportunity to discuss their use.

Who should attend

Small businesses looking to establish a traceability system regardless of their product line(s) can benefit from this session. It will be especially valuable to small- and micro-enterprises involved in the collecting, farming and processing of food, and non-traditional forest products aka Non-Timber Forest Products.

Download event flyer

Registration

Please register by Wednesday February 20, 2013. Seating is limited.
Workshop registration fee $30.00
Optional lunch on Tuesday $20.00
Hotel Room Block under ACORN Greenhouse Workshop
Special rate of $119/night + tax

To register for this workshop please visit: www.acornorganic.org/traceability.html
Any questions regarding registration please contact
Tegan Renner, ACORN
(o) 506-939-3334 (e) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Business Development Seminar: Total Snap (Hosting Nation) and the SSFPA Food Safety Portal

Brian Millward of Hosting Nation will be conducting a no cost Educational Seminar on TotalSnap and Social Media on Wednesday, January 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Learn how to integrate your website with social networks to market your products and information using affordable e-commerce solutions.  Find out about our e-commerce learning modules, tools and resources.

Candice Appleby with the Small Scale Food Processor Association (SSFPA) will be presenting information about the extensive online resources available to food processors for food safety planning through the SSFPA Food Safety Portal.  These practical resources include an extensive document library and regulation roadmap, as well as online courses available through our Learning Management System (recall, traceability, co-packing, plus training courses for food processing workers).

This Seminar will be held at the Visitor Centre at the new Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, 3607 Small Road in Cumberland from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm and there is no charge for this event.

To register for the seminar, please click on the following link: http://foodsafety.ssfpa.net/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=166

Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions about this wonderful opportunity.

Cheers,

Jane Kelly
Outreach Coordinator
Small Scale Food Processor Association
Direct (250) 951-9945
Toll Free: 1-866-619-7372
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www.ssfpa.net

 

New Recalls Widget

The Government of Canada has released a new recalls widget. Click the link below to view the page:

http://www.foodsafety.gc.ca/english/fssa/widg-gadge.asp

 
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