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8th Annual Food Regulatory & Quality Assurance Summit

  • Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel Toronto, CA - Ontario M9W 1J5 Canada (map)

The 8th Annual Food Regulatory and Quality Assurance Summit is the most comprehensive food regulatory conference in Canada designed to help you navigate the minefield of new regulations.

You’ll get 10 actionable ideas to prepare your business for upcoming regulations including clarification on the 3 new labelling initiatives, SFCA & FSMA, natural health products and guidance to previously unregistered sectors. We have speakers from the CFIA, FDA, Health Canada, Unilever Foods, Campbell Company of Canada and many more.

Price: $1495-$2495


Agenda

  • 7:15 AM Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:15 AM Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 8:30 AM OPENING ADDRESS

    Opening Doors: The Potential Impact of the SFCA and Regulations on Canada’s Food Sector

    Dr. Donald Buckingham

    Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (CAPI)

  • 9:00 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CROSS-BORDER REGULATORY UPDATE

    A Comparison of the Regulatory Progress in Canada and the U.S. to Improve your Company’s North American Prospects

    Richard Arsenault dmv MSc

    Executive Director Food Safety Systems and Meat Hygiene Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

    Caroline Smith DeWaal

    International Policy Manager, International Affairs Staff Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • 9:45 AM INDUSTRY EXPERT

    Leverage Technology in Your Food Regulatory Processes to Ensure Compliance

  • 10:15 AM SPEED NETWORKING

    Ideas Factory – Develop Fresh Perspectives and Relationships with Senior Executives

  • 10:30 AM Networking Break

  • 11:00 AM LABELLING: FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES

    Comply with the New Front-of-pack Labelling Requirements – an Overview and Update

    Dr. William Yan

    Director, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada

  • 11:30 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: LABELLING IMPLEMENTATION

    Establishing a Blueprint to Navigate the Three Labelling Initiatives for Minimal Impact on Your Business

    Patrizia Barone

    Regional Regulatory Affairs Vice President – North America and Global Foods & Refreshment, Unilever Foods

    Andrea Saari

    Sr. Program Manager, Regulatory, Nutrition and Business Quality, Campbell Company of Canada

    Lauren DiMenna

    Regulatory Affairs, CFIA Lead, Kraft Heinz Company

  • 12:15 PM Networking Luncheon

  • 1:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: NEW REGULATIONS FOR TRACEABILITY

    Analysing the Impact and Advantages for your Company and your Customers

    Diljiv Dha

    Area and Compliance Manager, Cobs Bread

    Mark Benzaquen

    Head Brewer & Quality Control Manager, Henderson Brewing Co.

    Saqib Javaid

    Director, Quality Management Systems, Regulatory and Product Development, Nutrablend Food

  • 2:00 PM PROPOSALS TO REGULATE ANIMAL FEED AND DRUG USE IN FOOD ANIMALS

    Implications for Human Health and how this Could Impact your Business

    Dr. Michelle Illing

    Director, Animal Feed Division, Animal Health Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

    Dr. Manisha Mehrotra

    Director, Human Safety Division – Veterinary Drugs Directorate, Health Canada

  • 2:45 PM Networking Break

  • 3:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: TRANSPORT REGULATIONS

    Be On Top of New Responsibilities for Transporting Refrigerated Products and Livestock

    Mark Beavan

    Executive Director, Canadian Animal Health Coalition

    Jeff Howard

    Supervisor, Quality Assurance Systems, Gordon Food Service

  • 4:00 PM IMPORT AND EXPORT CHANGES

    Avoid Penalties and Master the Higher Standards for Smaller Importers and Exporters under the SFCA

    Daniel Miller

    Executive Director, Food Import Export and Consumer Protection Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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  • 4:45 PM Closing Remarks from the Chair

  • 5:00 PM Conference Adjourns to Day 2 & Executive Reception

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