CPMA and NSF Canada to Offer Online Food Safety Workshops Beginning in June
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA - In a bid to strengthen the industry’s understanding of food safety, CPMA has partnered 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 this month. These workshops were originally planned to take place in person but have now been moved to an online format.
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. As noted in a press release, 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 (PCP) requirements.
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations officially came into force for the produce industry on January 15, 2020, and CPMA plans to support ongoing member compliance through these workshops. The first workshop is set to take place over the course of three days: June 11, June 15, and June 17, 2020. Subsequent workshop dates are to be announced.
Workshops are limited to 25 participants in order to maximize engagement with participants, and CPMA’s first round has already been filled!
Interested in attending future workshops? Stay tuned to AndNowUKnow as we report.