BC Food Protection Association Fall Workshop – Nov 7, 2016

BC Food Protection Association Fall Workshop

BCFPA, aiming at “To provide a forum to exchange information on protecting the food” is organizing a fall workshop:

New Technologies and Traditional Methods: Piecing Together The Food Safety Puzzle

Time: November 7th, 2016

Location: Delta Conference Center, Burnaby BC


7:30 Registration/breakfast
8:15 Introduction/opening
8:30 Keynote Speaker – Assumptions that Prevent Solving Problems in Food Processing Environments by Jeffrey Kornacki
9:45 Nutrition Break
10:15 Environmental Monitoring and Sanitation
12:30 Lunch/poster evaluation/networking
14:00 Trends in Food Processing
16:30 Closing/poster award
16:45 Reception/wine and cheese

Tentative presentations:

Environmental Monitoring and Sanitation


– Natural vs synthetic cleaners

– Listeria monitoring

– What does interpretive summary mean?

– Sampling best practices



– Detection of food fraud and adulteration using novel spectroscopic techniques.

– Implementing FSMA requirements.

– Retailer’s perspective.

– Implementing Traceability.

Trends in Food Processing


– Beer brewing – Sanitation and production

– Fermentation

– Food preservation through microwave drying

– Public health implications of extending shelf life of table eggs




– The sequencing revolution

– Use of Microbial Genomics in Research of VTEC

– Applications of genome sequencing: WGS for foodborne pathogens OR metagenomics in water

– Genome sequencing


Early Bird (by Oct 17) Regular
Member $120 $150
Non-member $170 $200
Student/Retired $60 $75

Student volunteer:

Two student volunteers are needed. Volunteers will get a 50% discount to attend the workshop.

Please email at huyaxi2004@gmail.com is you are interested.

Details about the event can be found in: http://bcfoodprotection.ca/event-2331352


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