OFPA Food Safety Symposium and AGM 2018

Come Celebrate our 60th Anniversary at the
OFPA Food Safety Symposium and Annual General Meeting

Nov 22, 2018 at the Mississauga Convention Center
75 Derry Road, Mississauga Ontario

When you sponsor our event, you get a free tradeshow table!
There are 25 tables available.

Registration will open soon/

Thank you to Diversey, our Diamond Sponsor.

There are Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorships still available


OFPA
p.O Box 53128
RPO Royal Orchard
www.ofpa.on.ca
Tel :647-573-4940

2018 Annual Golf Tournament


Thursday June 14, 2018 |  Peninsula Lakes Golf Club,
Font Hill Ontario


The OFPA is partnering up with Food and Beverage Ontario to bring you the 2018 Golf Tournament!

 

2018 OFPA Spring Technical Meeting - Registration Closed

All About Traceability


Thursday April 5, 2018 |  Mississauga Convention Center
75 Derry Rd West - (Google Map)


Photos From The Event

--- Full Agenda ---

7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration Desk and Breakfast Sponsored by Diversey & Lab Services U of Guelph
8:00 – 8:15 AM Introductions and announcements by Ananth Kasic, OFPA President OFPA Membership by Rocio Morales, OFPA Director
  Morning Moderator: Kristen Green, OFPA Director
8:15 – 9:15 AM KEYNOTE  PRESENTATION – April Hexemer, PHAC and Christine Kopko, CFIA Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in eastern Canada associated with romaine lettuce exposure, November and December 2017
9:15 – 9:45 AM SFC Act & Regulations – What is required when it comes to Traceability? by Mary Rutherford, CFIA
9:45 – 10:05 AM Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition-Students Present (2 minutes each)
10:05 – 10:30 AM Nutrition Break (Networking and Poster Competition) – Sponsored by Allergen Control Group; Maxxam Analytics; & Noraxx Inspections; & Orkin Canada
10:30 – 11:00 AM Pathogen Detection: from Petri to Infinity by Dr. Jeanine Boulter-Bitzer, Food Safety Science Unit, OMAFRA
11:00 – 11:30 AM "Introduction to Next-Generation Sequencing for Food Safety" by Mena Farag, Sr. Territory Account Manager, Illumina
11:30 AM  – 12:00 PM Leveraging Blockchain for Food Supply Chain Traceability by Dr. Rozita Dara, Associate Professor, U of Guelph
12:00 – 12:05 PM Diamond Sponsor Presentation – EUORFINS EXPERCHEM LABPORATORIES
12:05 – 1:20 PM Lunch/Networking(networking and poster competition) – Sponsored by Food Industry Consulting & AFCO/Zep
  Afternoon Moderator:Rupali Sanas, OFPA Director
1:20 – 1:50 PM What have they done about Traceability? by John Tentomas, President Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods Inc.
1:50 – 2:05 PM Presenting Winners of Poster Competition
2:05 –2:45 PM Panel Discussion – What have they done about Traceability? Representation from Industry, Retail, Government, and Academia Moderated by Rocio Morales, OFPA Director
2:45 – 3:00 PM Grand Prize & Closing Remarks

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For OFPA Members Only: more information about the event, including technical presentations and papers can be found by in the private Members area after logging in. Not a member? Want access to the technical presentations? Join OFPA Today!

2017 OFPA Spring Technical Meeting

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Our 2017 Spring Technical Meeting will be held in April 2017.  Date will be finalised in September. Watch here for more info as it becomes available.

--- Full Agenda ---

7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration Desk and Eye-opener Breakfast Sponsored by Sealed Air (Diversey Food Care)
8:30 – 8:45 Introductions and announcements by Angela Bernoski
Remarks by Katherine Di Tommaso, OFPA President
Becoming an OFPA Member by Andrew Sweet, OFPA Board Member
  Morning Moderator: Angela Bernoski
8:45 – 9:30 KEYNOTE  PRESENTATION – Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University –
“Food Fraud – Do Canadians care?......”
Sponsored by University of Guelph Lab Services
9:30 – 10:00 Dr. Shu Chen, Manager Molecular and Microbiology Sectors U of G Lab Services – DNA Screening
10:00 – 10:30 Nutrition Break and Networking – Sponsored by Innovation Diagnostics and Alere Canada
10:30 – 11:00 Meat company’s Food Fraud Program – Maple Leaf Foods
11:30– 11:35 Diamond Sponsorship Presentation – Colonial Cookies (Division of Weston Bakeries)
11:35 – 11:50 Poster Presentations
11:50 – 12:00 Door Prizes
12:00 – 1:15 Lunch and Networking –Sponsored by MWAC and Pillers Fine Foods
  Afternoon Workshop Moderator: Peck Yap
1:15 – 1:30 Setting up the workshops
1. ata McGuire, RenNSF International – Food Fraud – Can you tell the Difference?
2. Dr. Lawrence Goodridge, McGill University – How to do a food fraud vulnerability assessment.
2:30 –2:45 Nutrition Break and Networking –Sponsored by Allergen Control Group
2:45 – 3:45 Workshops
3:45 – 4:00 Poster Winners; Door Prizes; Grand Prize (Go Pro Camera)

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For OFPA Members Only: more information about the event, including technical presentations and papers can be found by in the private Members area after logging in. Not a member? Want access to the technical presentations? Join OFPA Today!

 

OFPA Golf Tournament & Technical Session 2016

We had a great turnout at the 2016 Golf Tournament.  74 golfers joined us on June 28, 2016 for a beautiful sunny day of golf at Piper's Heath Golf Club in Milton.

Technical Session

The day started with a Technical Session on Top 10 Food Safety Developments That Could Save Your Business! Presented by Iain Wright, B.Sc. Technical Manager, NSF Training and Education Services. pdfsee Iain Wright's bio,  he discussed If the food you produce is safe, your business is safe. In today’s environment it is critical that you identify and understand all food safety threats on the horizon. Only then can you establish the preventive controls that will keep your business safe.

OFPA Golf Tournament Winners

  • Best Score: (-6) Group 1A: Waylon Sharp, Mike Cassidy, Dominic Marner, Jack Trevors (DNF)                                         
  • Most Honest Score: (+7) Group 9A: James Roper, Brian Nickerson
  • Golfer’s Green Closest To Pin Winner: Andrew Sweet
  • Hole 8 – Men’s Closest To The Pin: John Nangle
  • Hole 18 – Men’s Longest Drive: Scott Arnald
  • Hole 16 – Ladies’ Closest To The Pin: Denise Horseman
  • Hole 9 – Ladies’ Longest Drive: Linda Veldhuis
  • Putting Contest: Denise Horseman

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Tournament Sponsors:

  • Platinum-Sealed Air
  • Gold-University of Guelph Lab Services
  • Silver-Continental Ingredients Canada

Hole Sponsors:

  • Sealed Air
  • Abell Pest Control
  • University of Guelph Lab Services
  • Wynford Contract Cleaners
  • Investors Group

Also, thank you to Pillers Fine Foods for the sausage lunch and Pepstix, and Colonial Cookies for the cookies galore at the morning technical session. 

Lastly the tournament had a lot of help for a number of OFPA Board members and volunteers, Thank You, you really made the event turn out great!


For OFPA Members Only: more information about the event can be found by in the private Members area after logging in. Not a member? Want access to the technical presentations? Join OFPA Today!

 

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