Category Archives: Food Safety

New Food Safety and Traceability Online Courses!

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By Jennifer Jarvis, Stakeholder Communications and Marketing Advisor, OMAFRA

Give your company a competitive edge – take free eLearning courses to learn more about industry best practices and to be more competitive in the marketplace!

Access the new Food Safety and Traceability eLearning courses online on the Agriculture and Food Education in Ontario online learning system through the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus.

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Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention presentations now available online

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable ConventionPresentation slides from the 2017 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) are now posted online. Field vegetable content at this year’s OFVC included: Continue reading Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention presentations now available online

Food safety workshops – last chance before the season hits

Are you interested in improving your on-farm food safety or formalizing your food safety program? The OSCIA offers free, introductory food safety workshops and webinars to get you started. These workshops are open to all sizes of operations — right down to the smallest farm stand.

While the workshops and webinars are open to all farm commodities, they are aimed at addressing food safety hazards from the horticultural perspective, and — as an introductory level — are most appropriate for those who do not yet have a certified food safety program in place. Continue reading Food safety workshops – last chance before the season hits

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) webinars for producers

Join the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ new webinars to learn what GFSI food safety schemes work best for your business. Learn first-hand from GFSI representatives and scheme owners about the key aspects of featured schemes.

Registration is FREE
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Food Safety Session at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention

Session Title: Listeria monocytogenes…an Emerging Concern in the Field and Packing Shed
Where: Rm # 206, Scotia Bank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON
When: February 23rd, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm.

Come to this information packed session to discover why Listeria monocytogenes is a concern for you. Over the past few years, Listeria monocytogenes has quickly become a significant public health concern. Listeria monocytogenes contamination has been responsible for devastating outbreaks in unlikely produce such as cantaloupes and caramel apples. Continue reading Food Safety Session at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention