2018 Fall Food Safety Symposium & AGM: Celebrating Our 60th Anniversary - Registration CLOSED

Registration CLOSED

Event Sponsored By:

DIAMOND: Diversey

PLATINUM: Sanitation Pros; S C Johnson Professional; Piller’s Fine Foods; AFCO/ZEP

GOLD: Scigiene Corporation

SILVER: Maple Rich Financial Solutions; Orkin Canada; Prominent Fluid Controls Ltd.; Sani Marc; Maxxam Analytics; Maheu & Maheu Pest Management; BRC Global Standards; Food Processing Skills Canada; Global Food Safety Resources; Noraxx Inspections Inc.; Eurofins Experchem Laboratories Inc.; Agriculture & Food Laboratory U of Guelph; 24/7 Workforce Inc.

 The Power of Food Industry Training: Training Resources & Applications


Thursday November 22, 2018 |  Mississauga Convention Center
75 Derry Rd West - (Google Map)

 


Photos From The Event

 --- Full Agenda ---

Diamond Sponsor – Diversey
7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration Desk and Breakfast–Sponsored by SC Johnson and Pillers Fine Foods
8:00 – 8:15 AM Opening Remarks by Ananth Kasic,OFPA 2018 President OFPA Membership by Rocio Morales, OFPA Director
  Morning Moderator: Joe Myatt
8:15 – 9:00 AM FEATURE PRESENTATION – Update on the SFCR and Including Training Needs For Industry by Tom Graham, VP of Regulatory Assurance Sofina Foods
9:00 – 9:30 AM Discover Quality Training with the Safe-Food Training Hub™–by Tina Brillinger, President and CEO, Global Food Safety Resource (GFSR)
9:30 – 10:00 AM Train Can Training Offerings by Jim Kostuch, President, Train Can
10:00 – 10:30 AM Nutrition Break (Networking and Exhibits) – Sponsored by Scigiene Corporation
10:30 – 11:00 AM Programs and Activities at Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT), Conestoga College by Luis Garcia, Chair of IFPT
11:00 – 11:30 AM Brand Reputation and Compliance (BRC) Global Standards by John Kukoly, BRC Global Standards
11:30 – 11:35 PM Diamond Sponsor Presentation by Diversey Canada Inc.
11:35 – 11:40 PM OFPA Awards
11:40 – 12:15 PM OFPA Annual General Business Meeting
12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch – Sponsored by AFCO-Zep and Sanitation Pros
  Afternoon Moderator: Rocio Morales
1:15 – 2:15 PM Special Guest Motivational Speaker for the OFPA 60th Anniversary Celebration
2:15 – 3:00 PM OFPA 60th Anniversary Celebration – Cake; Beer and Wine Tasting Exhibits; Silent Auction (Payment by Cash or Cheque); etc.
3:00 – 3:10 PM Silent Auction Winners by Nadia Narine, OFPA Director
3:10 – 3:15 PM Closing Remarks by 2019 incoming OFPA President – Angela Bernoski

Event Sponsors

2018 FALL SYMPOSIUM AND AGM Sponsorship Package

 

Diamond $2250

Platinum $1250

Gold $750

Silver $500

     

Full size logo included on one side of the participant kits (OFPA logo on the other side) or another promotional item agreed to by the OFPA.

     

Your company spokesperson allotted a 5 minute presentation during OFPA event.

     

Your 1-5 page promo flyer to be inserted into each participant kit bag or opportunity to distribute /include your own promo item at the registration area.

Your one-page promo flyer to be inserted into each participant kit bag or opportunity to distribute /include your own promo item at the registration area.

   

Your company logo displayed on Name Badge / Lanyards

 

   

One free membership for 2018 (worth $59.19) – can be given to a client if you are a Sustaining Corporate Member.

One free membership for 2018 (worth $59.19) – can be given to a client if you are a Sustaining Corporate Member.

One free membership for 2018 (worth $59.19) – can be given to a client if you are a Sustaining Corporate Member.

 

 

One attendee registration.

 

One attendee registration.

 

One attendee registration.

 

One attendee registration.

 

One 3’ x 8’ exhibit table.

 

One 3’ x 8’ exhibit table.

 

One 3’ x 8’ exhibit table.

 

One 3’ x 8’ exhibit table.

Your company logo featured on the speaker's podium for the duration of the conference.

Your company logo featured on signage at the lunch station.

Your company logo featured on signage at nutrition break station for one break.

Your company logo featured on signage at nutrition break station for one break.

Your company name and logo displayed on the conference room projection screen for the duration of breaks and door prize draws.

 

Your company name and logo displayed on the conference room projection screen for the duration of breaks and door prize draws.

Your company name and logo displayed on the conference room projection screen for the duration of breaks and door prize draws.

Your company name and logo displayed on the conference room projection screen for the duration of breaks and door prize draws.

Your company name and logo on event materials as OFPA Diamond sponsor

Your company name and logo on event materials as OFPA Platinum sponsor.

Your company name and logo on event materials as OFPA Gold sponsor.

Your company name and logo on event materials as OFPA Silver sponsor.

Your company logo displayed on the sponsor page as Diamond level sponsor on the OFPA website.

Your company logo displayed on the sponsor page as Platinum level sponsor on the OFPA website.

Your company logo displayed on the sponsor page as Gold level sponsor on the OFPA website.

Your company logo displayed on the sponsor page as Silver level sponsor on the OFPA website.

First choice of location for your company's exhibit table during the Tradeshow portion of the OFPA event.

After the Diamond sponsor, you will have first choice of location for your company's exhibit table during the Tradeshow portion of the OFPA event.

After the Diamond and Platinum sponsor, priority status for choosing the location of your company's exhibit table during the Tradeshow portion of the OFPA event.

After the Diamond and Platinum sponsor, priority status for choosing the location of your company's exhibit table during the Tradeshow portion of the OFPA event.

Acknowledgement during the OFPA meeting.

Acknowledgement during the OFPA meeting.

Acknowledgement during the OFPA meeting.

Acknowledgement during the OFPA meeting.

 

Registration CLOSED

 

Please note: Additional attendees must purchase a registration. For registration, please click green box.

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

Event Sponsors

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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)

Event Sponsors

DIAMOND:

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PLATINUM:

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GOLD: Sealed Air,

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SILVER:

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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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