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Food Forum for Industry and Government in Southwestern Ontario

Join us in September this year for the annual Food Forum for Industry and Government in Southwestern Ontario (FFIGS) symposium!

To be held in person on Wednesday September 27th, 2023!

29thAnnual Workshop (2023)

Food Safety - An Ever-Changing Landscape 

Click here for the Speaker Bios 

 September 27, 2023
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  Presentation #1: Gas phase hydroxyl process for enhancing food safety and shelf-life of foods: from the lab to commercial reality -- Dr. Keith Warriner, University of Guelph & Paul Moyer, Clean Works 
 10:15 AM  Presentation #2: Feeling eel? Fish, fish products and food safety -- Dr. Alex Reid (OMAFRA) 
 10:45 AM   Break and Networking 
 11:00 AM  Presentation #3: Aconite poisoning in York Region: Successes and Lessons Learned -- Dr. JoAnne Fernandes, Associate Medical Officer of Health for The Regional Municipality of York & Dorianna Simone, Manager, York region Health
 11:30 AM  Presentation #4: Salmonella outbreaks associated with tofu and tahini- foods of growing popularity -- Christina Lee, Public Health Ontario 
 12:00 PM   Lunch and Networking 
 1:00 PM  Presentation #5: Listeria monocytogenes and challenges in Direct-to-Consumer Food Establishments -- Naghmeh Parto and Kelly Briscoe, Public Health Ontario 
 1:30 PM  Presentation #6: What is Food Safety Culture and Why is it Important? -- Jennifer McCreary, Training Manager, NSF 
 2:00 PM  Presentation #7: Food Fraud -- Renata McGuire, Training Program Manager - Food Division, NSF  
 3:00 PM   Closing remarks
 3:15 PM   Adjournment