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Food Safety Peer Group Meeting: The SFCR, Traceability, and Food Fraud

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Food Safety Peer Group Meeting: The SFCR, Traceability, and Food Fraud

Thursday, October 25th 2018 from 10-12pm

Location:  BCIT Centre for Applied Research & Innovation (CARI) Theatre, Room 2009 (View Map)

In January 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians Act/ Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCA/SFCR) will take affect, and will alter some of the important ways your company manages food safety.  With experts SGS Canada, we will go over what you need about to know about the new regulations and which next actions to take. In addition, Rebecca Robertson, Program Head of Food Technology at BCIT, will share her insights on the American food safety regulations might affect Canadian manufacturers.  


10:00am – 10:10am Introductions and welcome

10:10am – 11:00am SGS Canada: The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: An Overview, presented by Mohit McLaren and Minty Singh Gadhok.

  • Key Changes 
  • Licensing: Who, when & how 
  • Key sections 
  • Interaction: HACCP vs Preventive Control Plan (SFCR) vs Preventive Control Plan (FSMA)

11:00-11:30 Rebecca Robertson of BCIT

  • American food safety regulations that might affect your food business
  • How to work with foreign suppliers and where to get resources
  • Traceability and food fraud

11:30am – 12pm A tour through NRG’s laboratory and the NMR.

Following the presentations, we will be doing a tour of BCIT’s NMR & NRG. Food, beverage, and NHP manufacturers are able access BCIT’s NRM and other services to precisely determine what their ingredients are made out of, and detect food fraud.

12pm Adjourned


About the NRG:

BCIT's Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG) addresses issues of product quality, process improvement and human health using basic and applied science along with state of the art technology. Their goal is to ensure that all Canadians can achieve the potential health and economic benefits offered by medicinal plants, natural health products and the food industry.  
With an emphasis on product sources and quality standards, our projects focus on health policy, regulatory affairs, product formulation, botanical authentication, analytical method development and validation, chemometrics, and therapeutic monitoring for pre-clinical and clinical studies.


For inquiries, please contact Sandra@bcfpa.ca.

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