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Are Companies Prepared for Canada’s Food Regulatory Makeover?

Experts meet in October to provide clarity and guidance on changes, regulatory issues and compliance

Upcoming food regulatory changes will transform the way Canadian food companies do business. A number of industry professionals could be found arming themselves with the latest guidelines, best practices and tools to meet Canada’s new regulatory regime head-on.

To help North American, especially Canadian, businesses cope with these fast evolving regulatory policies and guidelines, the 5th annual edition of Canada’s leading Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance summit is being acknowledged as the most important meeting place for industry professionals to discuss their challenges and seek solutions.

The event is scheduled on 21st & 22nd October this year at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel and is expected to draw more than 150 top regulatory managers and experts from the leading food manufacturers, producers as well as supply chain professionals. This year’s meeting gathers further importance with the confirmed participation from some of the top government officials as well as service providers that will provide the much-needed and direct input on assessing the impact of recent regulatory implementations.

The 2014 program includes exclusive features, such as:

  • CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY (CFIA) EXCLUSIVE SESSIONS: 2015 Regulatory Changes | Recalls | Complaints & Appeals Office
  • FSMA 2014 Update
  • EXCLUSIVE CASE STUDIES: Olymel s.e.c./l.p | Monsanto Canada Inc. | Vegpro International | John Morrell Food Group

The program features more than 20 leading experts and strategists from food industry, presenting at the summit, including:

  • Rebecca Buckner, Senior Advisor for FSMA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Colleen Barnes, Executive Director, Food Regulatory Modernization, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Amy Norris, Chief Legal Counsel, Clif Bar & Company
  • John A. Lynch, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, Monsanto Canada Inc.
  • Marcelle Lavergne, Director, Product Safety & Quality Assurance, Costco Canada
  • , Vice-President, Food Safety & Technical Services, Olymel s.e.c/l.p.

The 2014 edition of the Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance summit directly addresses some of the essential and practical solutions that industry professionals seek to meet their regulatory compliance and excellence needs in wake of FSMA, which include:

  • Regulatory Modernization: Get updates and answers from CFIA and FDA
  • Health & Wellness Claims: Help your customers make informed choices
  • Recall Management: Implement processes to protect your customers and reputation
  • GMO Labeling: Source best practices to meet consumer demands
  • Sodium Reduction Trends: Provide healthier products and be the label of choice
  • Traceability: Improve your supply chain an d ensure product quality
  • Risk Mitigation: Safeguard your company against costly disruptions
  • Retailers Roundtable: Keep abreast with retailers’ private policies and requirements
  • GFSI Certification: Stay compliant with industry-harmonized standards
  • Quality Assurance: Achieve and exceed certification standards

Through direct interaction and networking with the top policy and decision makers the attendees will be able to anticipate and prepare for upcoming regulatory changes in 2015 while maintaining their quality excellence and certification standards.

By attending various case studies, presentations and panel discussions planned for the 2-day summit, the attendees will be better able to improve their operational efficiency through better traceability programs”, says Carolina Pizarro Fogel, producer of the 5th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance program at the Strategy Institute.

For further information on the event and detailed conference program, visit www.FoodRegulationCanada.com

Exclusive VIP Discount* Code for GFSR readers: GFSR20

Mention this code while registering online, via email or on phone to receive your exclusive 20% discount!

Event & registration Details:

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5th Annual Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance Summit

When: 21st & 22nd October 2014

Where: Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel – Ontario, Canada

Website: www.FoodRegulationCanada.com

Email: registrations@strategyinstitute.com“>registrations@strategyinstitute.com

Tel: 1-866-298-93434 ext 200 (toll free)

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