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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.

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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:
Any questions regarding registration please contact
Tegan Renner, ACORN
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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:

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


Jane Kelly
Outreach Coordinator
Small Scale Food Processor Association
Direct (250) 951-9945
Toll Free: 1-866-619-7372
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New Recalls Widget

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


Workshops: Promoting a Culture of Food Safety

– from the BC Food Safety Stakeholders Group

Following the 2011 symposium, it is our hope that these workshops will be the next step in promoting the culture of food safety in the BC agri-food industry so that every level of the food chain will have food safety in mind in their respective role.

This workshop is of value for producers, retailers, distributors, suppliers, regulators, processors and other members of the food industry who are interested in promoting a culture of food safety in BC-from farm to fork.

Topics include:

  • History of Foodborne Outbreaks in BC
  • Food Processor Supplier Requirements: Does your product meet the test?
  • Understanding the Hurdle Effect in Prevention of Food Safety Hazards (and Recalls)
  • Is your Product at Risk? Maintaining the Cold Chain from Farm to Fork
  • Labelling for Food Allergen-Gluten Sources and Added Sulphites /Allergens: The 3R's - Realities, Regulations & Recalls

> Kelowna – January, 2013 @ Summerhill Winery – note date change, details to follow
> Nanaimo – Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ Inn on Long Lake

Click here for online registration.

For more information please contact the event planner:

Lesley Patten
Every Aspect Management
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250-382-9676 ext 226

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