CPMA and NSF Canada to offer online food safety workshops beginning in June

CPMA has partnered with NSF Canada, a division of NSF International, to offer online Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops to CPMA members and non-members, beginning in June. These workshops were originally planned to take place in person but have now been moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 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 over the course of three days: June 11, June 15 and June 17, 2020. Subsequent workshop dates are to be announced.

CPMA Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance Workshop:

  • 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.

Attendance at all three sessions is required to complete the course.

The event is set to occur online via Adobe Connect – links will be sent to participants upon registration. The cost of the event is $80 (+HST) per person. The workshops will be limited to 25 participants in order to maximize engagement with participants.

To register for this event, click here.

For more information:

Allan Gordon
Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Tel: +1 (613) 226-4187 x225
Email: agordon@cpma.ca

Source: Originally posted at Fresh Plaza May 21, 2020.