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CPMA and NSF Canada to offer online food safety workshops beginning in June

Workshops will cover food safety principles, regulations, and quality assurance principles.


May 23, 2020
By Fruit and Vegetable

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The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) partnered with NSF Canada to offer online Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops to CPMA members and non-members, beginning in June. These workshops were originally planned to take place in person but have now been moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The workshops are specifically targeted toward small, and medium-sized local growers, packers and shippers, however all produce supply chain personnel are welcome and encouraged to attend. The topics covered in the workshops will include food safety principles, an overview of the current regulatory landscape, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and an introduction to quality assurance principles.

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations officially came into force for the produce industry January 15, 2020, and CPMA plans to support ongoing member compliance through these workshops. The first workshop will take place over the course of three days: June 11, June 15 and June 17, 2020. Subsequent workshop dates are to be announced.

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CPMA Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance Workshops

  • Day 1 – Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Day 2 – Monday, June 15, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Day 3 – Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

CPMA reminds registrants that attendance at all three sessions is required to complete the course. Each session will take place online via Adobe Connect and costs $80 plus HST per person. Workshops are limited to 25 participants.