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**CANCELLED** 62nd Annual Spring Technical Meeting & Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition

**ATTENTION**

The OFPA 62nd Annual Spring Technical Meeting
& Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition

On April 7, 2020

**HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

As a result of the COVID – 19 Pandemic, there have been numerous precautionary measures being implemented and several companies have prohibited non-essential activities and limited participation in various events. In addition, other similar events like ours have already been canceled and many of our attendees have withdrawn their registrations.

After these considerations and with concern for the safety of our members, partners, speakers, and colleagues, the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA) Board of Directors has decided to cancel our April 7th, 2020 Annual Spring Technical Meeting & Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition.

Where possible, the OFPA will move the April agenda items to our Fall Food Safety Symposium & Annual General Meeting that is scheduled for November 19, 2020.

OFPA will be issuing refunds over the next several days.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact OFPA by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sincerely,

Joseph Myatt
OFPA President

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Morning Theme - Food Safety Today

Afternoon Theme - Food Safety Tomorrow - New and Emerging Trends

 

EVENT SPONSORED BY:

 

Platinum Sponsors:

Diversey

Dalhousie University  

Sanitation Pros 

 

Gold Sponsors:

Innovation Diagnostics    

 

Silver Sponsors:

 

3M      

 

 

Pathfinder Staffing Inc 

 

Sani Marc Group    

Sterilex  

(If you would like to sponsor this event - see details below!)

 

 

 

REGISTER HERE:

 

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OFPA/IAFP Member - $300 Non-Member (Includes Membership for 2020) - $360 Retired OFPA Member - $150 Student Member with Valid Student ID - $45 Student Non-Member (includes Student Membership for 2020) - $68 8 FOOT BOOTH SPACE with ONE 5 FOOT TABLE with LINEN (includes one event registration) - $450 No additional registrations needed - Only Sponsorship needed

 

All prices include 13% HST, GST #887091288RT

 

If you are registering for more than one person, please fill one form for each registrant and submit together with payment.

 

 

Would you like to become a Sponsor?  If YES, let us know if you need an electrical outlet! (please leave options BLANK if you DO NOT wish to be a sponsor)

Sponsor the event! - Diamond Sponsorship includes one registration to event and ONE FREE 8-FOOT BOOTH SPACE with ONE FREE 5-FOOT TABLE with LINEN - $2500 Sponsor the event! - Platinum Sponsorship includes one registration to event and ONE FREE 8-FOOT BOOTH SPACE with ONE FREE 5-FOOT TABLE with LINEN - $1500 Sponsor the event! - Gold Sponsorship includes one registration to event and ONE FREE 8-FOOT BOOTH SPACE with ONE FREE 5-FOOT TABLE with LINEN - $850 Sponsor the event! - Silver Sponsorship includes one registration to event and ONE FREE 8-FOOT BOOTH SPACE with ONE FREE 5-FOOT TABLE with LINEN - $550 I do not want to be a sponsor

Sponsorship includes free internet

 

PLEASE NOTE: Additional participants that are attending the event with a Sponsor or Exhibitor need to pay full-day member registration. This entitles all representatives to participate in the various sessions and workshops as well as enjoy the meals, and nutrition breaks.

 

 **Number of tables is limited to 20**    Please see below for more tradeshow details.         

 

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If you have questions, please call the OFPA office at 647-573-4940 or email info@ofpa.on.ca

 

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If you have questions, please call the OFPA office at 647-573-4940 or email info@ofpa.on.ca

 

 

Method of Payment

 

PAY PAL through on-line registration

 

PLEASE NOTE: you can use any major credit card when paying with PayPal.

No need for Username or Password – just choose the second option “pay with debit or credit card”.

 

Registration is not complete until payment is processed/received 

 

 

Event, Registration and Sponsorship Details:

If you require a receipt or have questions please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

62ND Annual Spring Technical Meeting & Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: 

**CHANGE IN VENUE TO THE CORPORATE EVENT CENTER AT

5110 CREEKBANK ROAD, MISSISSAUGA, ON

**ALL PARTICIPANTS & EXHIBITORS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO WIRELESS INTERNET AND FREE PARKING

 

Registration - Prices Increase After March 27th to:

OFPA/IAFP Member - $350

Non-Member (includes Membership for 2020) - $410

Retired OFPA Member - $175

Student Member with Valid Student ID - $48

Student Non-Member (includes Student Membership 2020) -$71

8-FOOT BOOTH SPACE with ONE 5-FOOT TABLE with LINEN (includes one event registration) - $500

 

Event Sponsorship

Diamond          $2500.00

Platinum          $1500.00

Gold                 $850.00

Silver               $550.00

With sponsorship, your corporate logo will be included throughout the event. 

Sponsorship includes one event registration plus one 8-foot booth space with one 5-foot table with linen

*free electrical             *free wireless internet connection.

PLEASE NOTE: All additional participants wishing to attend this event must pay a full-day member registration. All registrants are entitled to participate in the various sessions as well as enjoy the meals, and nutrition breaks.

Tradeshow Table

You may display your company products or services in an 8-foot exhibit space with a 5-foot table with linen. The trade show is available for the full day, in the same room as the presentations. The purchase of booth space with a table includes one event registration.

**All additional participants wishing to attend this event must pay a full-day member registration. All registrants are entitled to participate in the various sessions as well as enjoy the meals, and nutrition breaks.

 

Because of the size of the room, the number of tables is limited to 20. This is on a first come first serve basis with your paid registration or sponsorship. Any company that has not requested a table will have to wait until all the registered companies are set up before claiming a table. At that time, there is a possibility that there will not be any tables available.   

 

Positioning for tables are prioritized in the following order of Sponsorship – Diamond, then Platinum and then Gold & Silver on a first come first serve basis. Prior to set-up, please pick up your trade show registration confirmation from the main registration desk.

 

Door Prizes

Donated products and services will be displayed on the prize table and when the prize is awarded the company will be formally identified.  Please attach a business card or a label that is large enough for easy reading.

 

Silent Auction

OFPA will hold a silent auction at the event. Any donations to our silent auction are greatly appreciated and your company name will be displayed next to the donation on the auction table. If you have any item to donate to the auction, please indicate when you register or contact the OFPA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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2019 OFPA Spring Technical Meeting & Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition

Registrations Closed

Latest in Pathogen Control” and “Regulatory Updates

The Diamond Sponsor is “Sani Marc Group”

PLEASE NOTE: EVENT LOCATION HAS CHANGED

Centennial College Event Centre, Progress Campus - 937 Progress Ave, Toronto, ON

Photos From The Event

TRADESHOW/EXHIBIT TABLES SOLD OUT!!!

Event Sponsored By:

DIAMOND: Sani Marc Group

PLATINUM: AFCO/ZEP; Diversey Canada

GOLD: Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods; SQFI, Sanitation Pros

SILVER: Abell Pest Control; Micronostyx; Centennial College; Agriculture & Food Laboratory U of Guelph; Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) Inc.; Noraxx Inspections Inc.; BRC Global Standards; Bio-Rad Laboratories

 --- Full Agenda ---

DIAMOND SPONSOR – Sani Marc Group
7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration Desk and Breakfast – Sponsored by AFCO/ZEP
8:00 – 8:15 AM Introduction – Angela Bernoski, OFPA President
OFPA Membership – Kristen Green, OFPA Director
2019 Golf Tournament – Greg Vallee, OFPA Director
  Morning: Latest in Pathogen Controls - Moderator: Rupali Sanas, OFPA Director
8:15 – 9:00 AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – "Current and Emerging Microbial Food Safety Issues" - Dr. Jeff Farber, Professor, Dept. of Food Science, Director, Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS), University of Guelph
9:00 – 9:30 AM “Environmental Monitoring for Listeria, Effectively” - Dr. Carol Jones, Director of Technical Services and Food Safety with Food & Beverage Division; Director of Quality Action Team at AFCO/ZEP
9:30 – 10:00 AM “The Science behind the new Listeria Analysis” - Dr. Preetha Biswas, Director of Microbiology, Research and Development, Neogen Corporation
10:00 – 10:40 AM Nutrition Break (Networking and Poster Competition) – Sponsored by SQFI
10:40 – 11:10 AM “Contamination Control in Food Manufacturing” - Savitri Subra, Microbiologist
11:10 – 11:40 AM “Insights into Shiga-toxin E. coli contamination of Romaine Lettuce” -
Dr. Jeri Barak, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Sponsored by Diversey Canada
11:40 – 11:50 AM Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition – Students Present (2 minutes each)
11:50 – 12:00 PM Diamond Sponsor Presentation
12:00 – 1:15 PM Lunch (Networking & Poster competition) - Sponsored by Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods
  Afternoon Moderator: Nadia Narine, OFPA Director
1:15 – 2:00 PM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – “Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) – Getting Started” - Melanie Nobre, Senior Policy Advisor, National Inspection Division, Operations Branch, CFIA and Mary Rutherford, Operational Manager, Food, Ontario Area, CFIA
2:00 – 2:30 PM “Front-of-Package Nutrition Labelling” - Susan Van Ryswyk, Senior Project Manager, Food & Label Compliance, NSF International, Guelph, ON
2:30 – 3:00 PM “Health Eating Strategies Update” - Dr. William Yan, Director Bureau of Nutritional Science, Health Canada
3:00 - 3:15 PM

Silent Auction Winners announced by Nadia Narine, OFPA Director

Clive Kingsbury Poster Competition Winners announced by Kristen Green, OFPA Director

Grand Prize Draw & Closing Remarks by Joe Myatt, OFPA Vice President

3:15 PM Portable Snacks and Refreshments – Sponsored by Sanitation Pros

Event Sponsorship

   2019 SPRING TECHNICAL MEETING Sponsorship Package

 

Diamond $2500

Platinum $1500

Gold $850

Silver $550

     

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 company logo displayed on Name Badge / Lanyards.

     

Your one to five-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.

   

One free membership for 2019 (worth $65.00) – can be given to a client if you are a Sustaining Corporate Member.

One free membership for 2019 (worth $65.00) – can be given to a client if you are a Sustaining Corporate Member.

One free membership for 2019 (worth $65.00) – 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 8’ exhibit table.

 

One 8’ exhibit table.

 

One 8’ exhibit table.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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Your company logo on event materials as OFPA Platinum sponsor.

Your company logo on event materials as OFPA Gold sponsor.

Your company 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.

our 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.

 

Please Note:   Additional attendees must purchase a registration. For Registration and Poster Competition, please see below.

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

DIAMOND:

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PLATINUM:

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GOLD:

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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!

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:

Pillers

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GOLD: Sealed Air,

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SILVER:

New ACG Logo

 

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!

 

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