The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is partnering 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 online Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops to CPMA members and non-members, beginning in June.
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. Topics 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. The first workshop will take place over the course of three days: June 11, June 15 and June 17, 2020. Subsequent workshop dates are to be announced.
PMA Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance Workshop
Dates and times:
Day 1 – Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Day 2 – Monday, June 15, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Day 3 – Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please note: attendance at all three sessions is required to complete the course
Location: Online via Adobe Connect – link will be sent to participants upon registration
Fee: $80 (+HST) per person
Note: workshops will be limited to 25 participants in order to maximize engagement with participants.
The CPMA – NSF Canada Workshops are available to CPMA members and non-member companies. To learn more about CPMA membership, please visit cpma.ca/membership.
Source: Canadian Produce Marketing Association May 20, 2020 news release