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Food safety workshops offered to Canadian growers starting March

Canadian growers can brush up on food safety principles and current regulations.

February 24, 2020  By Fruit and Vegetable

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) partnered with NSF Canada to offer food safety, regulatory, and quality assurance workshops to Canadian producers in March.

The workshops are specifically targeted toward small, and medium-sized local growers, packers and shippers, however all produce supply chain personnel are welcome 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.

NFS Canada is a division of NSF International, a provider of public health and safety risk-based management solutions.

The Safe Food for Canadian regulations came into effect for the produce industry on Jan. 15, 2020. The CPMA is working to ensure compliance through these spring workshops.

The first workshop will take place in Toronto, Ontario, with support from the Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) and the Ontario Food Terminal. Subsequent workshop dates in various cities across Canada are to be announced.

The first course is a day and a half from March 17 to 18 at the Ontario Food Terminal (165 The Queensway, Etobicoke, Ont.) and is $25 per person. The workshop runs 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 17 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 18.

Registration is available online.

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