Past Events

2016

Enterotoxigenic e. coli (ETEC) Outbreak Investigation of a Catered Luncheon - Brant Health Unit

Emergency Preparedness from a Different Angle

Emergency Preparedness at CFIA - JoAnne Ford, Area Emergency Coordinator, CFIA

Cheese Safety - Art Hill, Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

Food Safety Needs of Ontario High School Students: Investigating the (Next ) Generation of Food Handlers - Shannon Majowicz & Ken Diplock, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

Pathogens and spices - Naghmeh Parto, Public Health Ontario

     
 Ken and Shannon  Sandi Amorim-Daly  
     
     
 Naghmeh Parto  Robert  Tom Graham
     

      

2015

Back to the Future: Self-Regulation, Traceability, Emerging Pathogens and Climate Change - Dr. Keith Warriner, Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

Responding to a Nuclear Emergency Affecting Food - Lorie Whitcombe, Acting Radiation Coordinator Specialisst, Health Canada & JoAnne Ford, Area Operations Coordinator, CFIA

FoodNet Canada-Integrated Surveillance for Food Safety from Farm to Fork - Dr. Frank Pollari, AVM, MPH, D.V.Sc., Senior Epidemiologist and FoodNet Canada Program Lead, Public Health Agency of Canada

Investigation of a Salmonella Thompson Outbreak at a Local London Restaurant - Carrie Warring, Public Health Inspector, Middlesex-London Health Unit & Randy Walker, Public Health Inspector, Middlesex-London Health Unit

Provincial Investigation of a Salmonella Thompson Outbreak - Amrita Maharaj, Senior Program Specialist, Enteric, Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases Unit, Public Health Ontario

2014

Assessment of Value-Added Fruit and Vegetable Products Sold at Farm Gate and Farmers' Markets - Dr. Robert Blenkinsop, Food Scientist, Horticulture, OMAF and MRA

Adapting High Hydrostatic Pressure for Food Processing Operations - Dr. Tatiana Koutchma, Research Scientist, Novel Food Processing, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Investigation of a Large Foodborne Illness Outbreak Associated with the Consumption of Cronut Burger at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE),
Dr. Sylvanus Thompson, PhD, CPHI(C), Associate Director, Toronto Public Health

Ontario's Local Food Strategy, Marc LaBerge, Senior Policy Advisor, OMAF and MRA

Foodborne Contaminants from a Global and Local Perspective, Dr. Sabah Bidawid, Chief, Microbiology Research Division, Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate, Health Canada

Revised Estimate of Foodborne Illness in Canada, Dr. M. Kate Thomas, Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada

2013

The Changing Environment for Food Safety, Traceability and Regulation - David Sparling, Ph.D., Professor, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario

Growning Forward 2: Grow Your Profits, Expand Your Markets, and Manage Shared Risks-Opportunities for Food Safety and Traceability - Gwen McBride, Director/A, Intergovernmental Relations/Growing Forward Project, OMAF and MRA

The Safe Food for Canadians Act and Improved Food Inspection Model - Pamela MacDonald, Inspection Manager, NorthEast Region, CFIA

Strengthening the Public Health System Through Partnership: Ontario FIORP - Tony Amalfa, Manager Environmental Health Policy and Programs, MOHLTC

The Food Safety Journey at Maple Leaf Foods - Are we There Yet? - Steve Tsuyuki, Senior Director, Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods

Functional Foods for Healthy Aging: Research and a Toolkit for Knowledge Translation - Alison Duncan, Ph.D., R.D., Professor, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph (Toolkit)

2012

Update 2012: Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Health and the Agri-Food Sectors - Dr. Bruce Holub, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph

Overview of New Canadian Allergen Labelling Requirements - Yin Lee, Senior Program Officer, Consumer Protection Division, CFIA

Food Handling Practices in a Retail Setting - Aldo Franco, Senior Director Food Safety Ontario, Loblaw Companies Ltd.

Pest Management Electronic Reporting Systems - Steven Graff, Quality Assurance Manager, Abell Pest Control

Policy Update on Listeria in Ready-to-Eat Foods - Dr. Maria Nazarowec-White, Associate Director, Bureau of Microbial Hazards Food Directorate, Health Canada

Standardized Product Recall Form for the Grocery Sector - Alan Grant, Senior Director, Product Safety, GS1 Canada

Strengthening Oversight on Imported Foods Under the Food Safety Action Plan - Matthew Bell, Acting Chief, Legislation, Import Systems, CFIA

Culinary Tourism - Danielle Brodhagen, Program Development, Stratford Tourism Alliance

2011

Food Surveillance Program for the G8/G20 Summits - Gilles Chartrand, Public Health Manager, Traveling Public and Conveyances Program, Health Canada

"Leading the Way to a Skilled Workforce for the Food Processing Industry" - Luis Garcia, Chair, Institute of Food Processing Technology, Conestoga College

Sodium Reduction from A Sensory Perspective - Challenges and Considerations - Dr. Lisa Duizer, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

Sodium Reduction Efforts in Canada: An Industry Perspective - The Campbell Canada Story - Andrea Dunn, Nutrition Strategy Manager, Campbell Company of Canada

"Chef's Challenge vs CHDS's Challenge", 2010 Cyclospora Outbreak in Lambton County - Janet Bowls, Public Health Inspector and Crystal Palleschi, Epidemiologist, Community Health Services Department, County of Lambton and Crystal Palleschi, Epidemiologist, Community Health Services Department, County of Lambton

Nanotechnology: How Science of the Small Could Have Large Implications for Your Food - Dr. Rickey Yada, Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

2010

Obesity & Healthy Eating
Mary Anne Dick, RD, MAN, Dietitian
Guelph Health and Performance Centre

Evidence for Inclusion of Mustard and Insufficient Evidence for Garlic and Onion as Priority Allergens in Canada
Dr. Olga Pulido, M.D., Senior Medical Advisor
Health Canada

Ontario Multi-Agency Salmonella Enteritidis Working Group
Yvonne Whitfield
, Senior Program Consultant
MOHLTC

Ontario Multi-Agency Foodborne Outbreak/Food Recall Working Group
Louise Sharpe
, Manager, Intergovernmental Affairs
CFIA

Biological Strategies to Control Human Pathogens in Food
Dr. Keith Warriner
, Associate Professor
University of Guelph

DNA Barcoding and Food Forensics
Dr. Bob Hanner
, Assistant Professor
University of Guelph

How Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is Changing Industry Food Safety Practices
Paul Medeiros
, Manager of Consulting Services
Guelph Food Technology Centre


2009

Update on the New Listeria Policy
Joanne Boudreault, Inspection Program Officer, National Inspection Division-National Operations C.F.I.A.

The Chemistry of Cleaning
Kevin J. Wallace,
Account Manager
Johnson Diversey

Avoiding Hidden Treasures: Sanitary-Hygienic Design of Food Processing Buildings And Equipment
Diana Bennett, P.Eng., Manager, Food and Beverage
Sandwell Engineering

Threatening Pests Food Safety Through Integrated Pest Management
Steven Graff, Quality Assurance Manager,
Abell Pest Control

Food Safety Inspection in Toronto : DineSafe,
Jim Chan,
Manager, Food Safety Program,
Toronto Public Health

Food Safety Liability and Producer Due Diligence,
Bryan
Hicks, B.A., LL.B., Barrister and Solicitor
Trillium Mutual Insurance Company


2008

Salmonella Outbreak Investigation in London Implications for Food Handlers
Dr. Bryna Warshawsky, Associate Medical Officer of Health
Middlesex-London Health Unit
Jim Reffle, Director of Environmental Health and Chronic Disease
Middlesex-London Health Unit

Implementing Facitlity Level Traceability Across the Ontario Agir-food Industry
Holly Sabara, Traceability Project Coordinator
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

CFIA's Activities for the Safety of Domestic and Imported Fresh Fruits And Vegetables  
Isabelle Laberge, Senior Officer Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program
CFIA

Branding Ontario Food Products
Gayle Labuz, Marketing and Communications Officer
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Recommended Guidelines for Management of the Risks Related to the Consumption of Donairs and Similar Products (Gyros, Shawarmas)
Bill Slater, Regional Food Liaison Officer, Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada , Edmonton , Alberta

The World of Dairy Proteins- Enhancing the Value of Milk and Milk Products
Dr. Milena Corredig, Associate Professor and Ontario Dairy Council/ INSERC Industrial Junior Research Chair in Dairy Technology and Graduate Coordinator
University of Guelph


2007

DHA/Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Human Health: Part ll
Dr. Bruce Holub, Professor Emeritus Dept. of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
University of Guelph

Alternatives to Trans Fats: Research Developments and Industry Opportunities
Dr. Alejandro Marangoni, Professor and Canada Research Chair Food and Soft Materials Science Dept. of Food Science
University of Guelph

Interaction of Human Pathogens With Growing Plants and Novel Post-Harvest Intervention Strategies
Dr. Keith Warriner,
Assistant Professor Dept. of Food Science
University of Guelph

Food Safety and Leafy Green Products
Sandra Jones, On-Farm Food Safety Program Lead
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Implementation of the Canada Organic Regime
Michel Saumur, Acting Program National Manager Canada Organic Office
CFIA


2006

The Societal Services Of Organics
Dr. E. Ann Clark, Associate Professor Dept. of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph

Organics: Poised to Change The Face of Food
Randy Whitteker, General Manager
Ontario Natural Food Co-op

Avian Influenza Update
Dr. Graeme Stott, Program Specialist-Disease Control Animal Health and Production Program Network,
CFIA

Task Force on Trans Fat-Health Canada Initiative
Dr. Mary L'Abbe, Co-chair of the Trans Fat Task Force
Health Canada , Ottawa

DHA/Omega-3 Fatty Acids For Human Health: Scientific Perspective
Dr. Bruce Holub, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Science Dept. of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
University of Guelph

Food Delicacies-The Ultimate Specialty Foods
Dr. Massimo Marcone, Adjunct Professor Dept. of Food Science
University of Guelph


2005

Factory Farming and GMO's: Is There Another Way?
Dr. E. Ann Clark, Associate Professor Dept. of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph

On-Farm Food Safety Recognition Program
Jamie Sefton, Ontario Area Coordinator On-Farm Food Safety Recognition Program
CFIA

The OMAF Fresh Fruit And Vegetable Survey
Lindsay Arthur, Applied Research Coordinator Crop Technology Branch
OMAF

Haines Report: Farm to Fork: A Strategy for Meat Safety In Ontario
Dr. Gwen Zellen, Director, Food Safety Policy Branch
OMAF

Update on The Food Safety Enhancement Program (FSEP)
Tom Graham, National HACCP/FSEP Coordinator Operations Coordination, OFVPO
CFIA

HACCP Advantage Update
Dr. Pat Johnson, Manager, Science and Advisory Unit Food Inspection Branch
OMAF

Food Security
Larry R. Wallace, Manager Safety and Security
Schneider Foods