CPMA has partnered with NSF Canada, a division of NSF International and a global leader in the provision of public health and safety risk-based management solutions, to offer Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops to CPMA members and non-members, beginning 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 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.
These engaging workshops will feature interactive exercises, discussions, and opportunities to apply new knowledge gained, including assessing and using the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, where appropriate, to enhance understanding of produce-specific preventive control plan (PCP) requirements.
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 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.
CPMA Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance Workshop will take place over a day and a half, and is scheduled to take place two days: Tuesday March 17th, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday March 18th, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The location of the workshop will be the Market Garden Room in the Ontario Food Terminal, at 165 The Queensway in Etobicoke, ON M8Y 1H8. The fee for the workshop is $25 (+HST) per person.
The CPMA – NSF Canada Workshops are available to CPMA members and non-member companies.