The 6th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit

For the past several years, we have enjoyed participating in the Strategy Institute’s Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit.  Without a doubt, we are looking forward to another exciting session at this year’s Forum which is scheduled for November 17th and 18th, 2015 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport.

Year over year, this North American Summit brings together a wonderful collection of industry experts who candidly share the latest in legislation, trends, best practices, consumer expectations, emerging policies and compliances – anything and everything that affects your business from a Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance standpoint!

A favourite aspect of this two-day forum has always been, and continues to be, the ability to network with peers on issues of common interest around the subject at hand and for attendees to create enduring relationships, to learn from and appreciate our speaker perspectives and experiences, and to connect and explore the latest in testing, equipment or resources from exhibitors.

Please mark your calendar and join us for what promises to be another stellar opportunity to strengthen our knowledge and our connections at the 6th Annual North American Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit in Toronto!

Topics, reports and best practices will include presentations on SFCA, FSMA, Consumer Demand, GMO, Natural Health Products, Recalls, Compliance Tools, Labelling, Imports and Exports and Packaging!  Sharing their experiences will be industry leaders from:

* Food Standards Scotland
* Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
* Mars Incorporated
* Piller’s Fine Foods
* Ganong Bros. Ltd.
* Health Canada
* Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal
* DOM International Limited
* Sixteen2 Inc.
* Sweets from the Earth
* Gourmet Inspirations
* Daiya Foods
* Thomas Utopia Brand
* Bessie’s Best Foods

Supplementing this awesome Summit will be three Post Conference Workshops:  Functional Foods, Allergens and Labelling.

Without a doubt, this Event presents participants with a wonderful opportunity to network with industry leaders, to share experiences and challenges with peers, and stay up to date with important industry developments that may affect your organization.

For more information on the 6th Annual Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance Summit, please feel free to contact the Strategy Institute at 1-866-298-9343 ext 200 (registrations@strategyinstitute.com) or Bren at 519-396-6521 (bdeleeuw@emccanada.org).

Website:  www.foodregulationcanada.com Follow on Twitter:  @FoodRegQA

On behalf of the Strategy Institute and WFIM, we sincerely hope that you are able to participate in this very special Summit and our WFIM volunteers look forward to welcoming you at our booth!  If you would like to learn more, please reach out to the Team at Strategy Institute – they would be delighted to hear from you.

Hope to see you on November 17th and 18th, 2015!

All my best,

Bren

Bren de Leeuw, Director – EMC Food, Beverage, Bio & Ag Program Canada
Excellence In Manufacturing Consortium – bdeleeuw@emccanada.org – 519-372-6009
WFIM – Past Board Member (Director of Events)

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The 11th Annual North American Food Safety Summit

The Food Safety Summit provides an opportunity for Manufacturers and Processors, and those up and down the value chain, together with service providers, government agencies and suppliers to connect on all issues related to the conference focus. It is a perfect opportunity to learn the latest in legislative updates, to gain insight from peer best practices, and to hear from industry experts.

This Summit enables participants to readily engage with industry leaders, learn from experiences and best practices in an effort to adapt to the evolving demands of North America’s food industry.  It presents a perfect opportunity to hear the latest findings on North America’s most notable food recalls and source prevention strategies and witness how leading food manufacturers are ensuring food safety across the supply chain.

It’s going to be a great two-day event that tackles issues relating to food safety such as:

* Recall Prevention: Learn from major recalls and source strategies to prevent future ones
* Traceability: Ensure product safety at every step of the supply chain
* Systems Management: Implement programs to contain food safety hazards from farm to fork
* Education and Training: Assess the value of academic and industry-driven initiatives
* Sanitation: Source proven methods and technologies to preserve hygienic conditions
* Emerging Pathogens: Scientific innovations in detection and eradication of microorganisms
* Risk Mitigation: Improve machinery design and cross-contamination risk tools
* Social Media: Refine risk communication procedures and digitally engage consumers
* Allergen Control: Accurately label your products to protect all consumers
* Consumer Demand: Transform your safety procedures to meet consumer expectations

This year’s Pre-Conference Workshop will be help on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 and will be focusing on Strengthening Supply Chain Traceability and Complying with GFSI Standards to be Audit-Ready.

Each day will include a variety of case studies and panel discussions and regulatory updates. Leaders and industry experts will be joining us from Starbucks Coffee Canada, Loblaw Academy, Metro, Chick-fil-A, Nadja Foods, Samworth Brothers Quality Foods (UK), Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, Trophy Foods, Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety – University of Guelph, Canadian Food & Wine Institute – Niagara College, XL Foods Recall Review Panel and Windsor Foods.

2015 Event Highlights:

•    Exclusive insights from 20+ leaders in Food Safety
•    10 Practical Solutions to your challenges
•    Latest updates on safety standards from CFIA and USDA
•    6 in-depth Case Studies from leading local and international companies
•    Best practices from top food businesses, key regulators, and academic leaders
•    Vital information on GFSI Standards and Supply Chain Traceability

Without a doubt – this will be an excellent, excellent Summit full of opportunities!

The 11th Annual North American Food Safety Summit (www.foodsafetycanada.com) is scheduled for March 4th and 5th, 2015 and will be held at the International Plaza Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. More detailed information and a complete Agenda overview is available online and if you are interested in joining us, please use VIP code WFIM20 – we would love to see you there!

Three Easy Ways to Register:
Register Online @ http://www.foodsafetycanada.com
Email: registrations@strategyinstitute.com
Call: (866) 298-9343 ext 200 (Toll Free)

All the best as always!

Bren

Bren de Leeuw, Director of Events
WFIM – Women in Food Industry Management
bmckeachnie@gmail.com – 519-396-6521
http://www.wfim.ca

5th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit

Enabling opportunities for businesses to expand their knowledge to develop strategies and standards to be more compliant in an ever-changing environment from a regulatory and quality assurance standpoint is one of the keys for maintaining business competitiveness in today’s marketplace. With that thought in mind, WFIM is pleased to be partnering once again with the Strategy Institute who will be hosting its 5th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit in Toronto on October 21st and 22nd, 2014.

This special Event for those in the Food and Beverage Sector is designed to help Regulatory, Quality Assurance and Food Safety practitioners in manufacturing, processing and the retail sector prepare for Canada’s new regulatory requirements. It provides an excellent forum to gain peer insights through best practice sharing and industry perspectives from experts focused on Canadian Food Regulations.

Timely and relevant topics such as: Regulatory Modernization, Health and Wellness Claims, Recall Management, GMO Labelling, Sodium Reduction Trends, Traceability, Risk Mitigation, GFSI Certification, Quality Assurance and a Retailers Roundtable with an excellent line-up of speakers from the US Food & Drug Administration, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Clif Bar & Company, Mars Incorporated, Walmart Canada Corp., Target Canada, Monsanto Canada Inc., VegPro International, John Morrell Food Group, Plats Du Chef, Olymel and Sensient Flavors Canada – promise to make this a wonderful learning opportunity!

To view a complete Agenda for this special Summit including venue information and registration details, please visit:  http://www.foodregulationcanada.com.

When:                  October 21st and 22nd, 2014
Where:                 Marriott Toronto Airport, Toronto

As a special media sponsor, WFIM is very pleased to be able to extend a special 20% discount to its Members – please use VIP Discount Code WFIM20 when registering!

Without a doubt, this Event presents participants with a wonderful opportunity to network with industry leaders, to share experiences and challenges with peers, and stay up to date with important industry developments that may affect your organization.

For more information on the 5th Annual Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance Summit, please feel free to contact the Strategy Institute at 1-866-298-9343 ext 200 (registrations@strategyinstitute.com) or Bren at 519-396-6521 (bdeleeuw@emccanada.org).

On behalf of the Strategy Institute and WFIM, we sincerely hope that you are able to participate in this very special Summit!