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Food Forum for Industry and Government in Southwestern Ontario

25thAnnual Workshop

"Emerging Food Trends and Their Safety.... 25 Years and Counting" 

 May 02, 2018 
8:30 am-3:15 pm
Elm Hurst Inn & Spa
415 Harris Street, P.O. Box 123
Ingersoll, Ontario, N5C 3K1 
 Time   Topic
 8:30 am  Registration/ Coffee
 9:00 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks 
 9:15 am  Emerging food safety issues in Canada--Dr. Keith Warriner, Professor, University of Guelph 
 10:15 am  Marijuana and edibles: what are the food safety and public health concerns?--Fatima Kamal, Research Analyst, Whistler Therapeutics 
 10:45 am  Break and Networking
 11:00 am  Mushroom foraging and poisoning in Ontario-- Dr. James Scott, Professor, University of Toronto
 12:00 pm  Bugs, bugs, bugs, which are good? which are bad?--Dr. Kavita Wali, Post Doc Researcher, University of Guelph
 12:30 pm  Lunch and Networking
 1:30 pm  FoodNet Canada Integrated Surveillance: key highlights of public health issues-- Andrea Nesbitt, Epidemiologist, Centre for Foodborne, Environmental & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Public Health Agency of Canada
 2:15 pm   Whole genome sequencing and its application to foodborne outbreak management--Dr. Bryna Warshawsky, Medical Director, Communicable Disease, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Ontario
 3:00 pm  Closing remarks
 3:15 pm  Adjournment