Safe Foods For Canadians Regulation and Licensing Compliance
President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), private
consultation for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global
Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop
65, Business Integration and Due Diligence. Formerly, Vice President,
Food Safety (Officer), Weston Foods (WF), a GWL Canadian company and
North American leader in bakery products. Transformed organization
toward World-Class Excellence for Food Safety within four years by
framing Food Safety Roadmap Strategy. This included fast-tracking to
FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act)
and new NLEA (Nutrition Labeling Education Act) for the US and Canada
compliance. Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after
holding successively senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola,
Bestfoods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to
joining Weston Foods held the position of Quality Director with
Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) in Europe, (Zurich,
Switzerland) and Cadbury as QA Chocolate Director (Quality,
Environmental and Health & Safety) for NA/Europe/Global.
In addition to an overview of new regulations, we will explain the online portal, for all transactional dealings going forward with the CFIA on food safety requirements for businesses as domestic, import, and export functions. Nuances for compliance and impact for violations will also be reviewed.
New Food Safety Regulation to process, import, or export foods.
The new standards will be covered in this session encapsulating everything the industry needs to know on launching the SFCR.
- Understanding SFCR and History
- 2020 Suspensions
- Preventative Controls
- Portal Overview and Resources
- Compliance Timelines for Implementation
- New 2020 Requirements
- Insights & Success Takeaways
Course Level - Basic to Advance
Who Should Attend
Quality and Food Safety staff/mgt., PCQI members, Operations leads/supervisors, Sanitation leads/supervisors, plant management, warehousing managers/leads, maintenance and engineering leads/supervisors, procurement team leads, crisis coordinators, and senior leadership in Food Industry wanting to understand the potential business impact on new FSMA requirements.
Why Should You Attend
Safe Food for Canadians Regulation (SFCR) kicked off January 2019 after several long gazette comment periods by the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency). Several compliance deadlines have been extended or change with a pandemic, which we will cover in detail.
This session delivers a broad overview of the standard and covers resources for compliance. Under this regulation, many food companies are now required to register for a license, with many aspects mimicking the new FDA FSMA requirements. The new portal, recordkeeping, and compliance requirements, as well as staggered deadlines, will be presented. Exclusions, responsible parties, and import and export items will be covered in this session.