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10:00 am

10:00 am

Enter Networking Lounge, Connect with Your Industry Colleagues

  • Get a good start on the day and make connections with industry leadership
  • Join “drop-in” roundtables on most topical issues
  • Schedule 1-2-1 video meetings with peers
  • Gather essential content at virtual exhibit booths

11:00 am

11:00 am

Setting Today’s Plan from your Host

Gather your learning take-aways and key highlights of this event to map the current situation and help in achieving success from today’s event.

11:05 am

11:05 am

Keynote Address

A Genomics Toolbox For Food Safety

This presentation will describe how regulatory food safety investigators use leading-edge genomics techniques to support risk management actions aimed at minimizing public exposure to food-borne microbial hazards.

11:30 am

11:30 am

Industry expert

Best Practices to Prepare and Maintain Your Facilities in the Era of COVID

As we see new waves of COVID-19 spreading through Europe and now North America it is proper to take pause, review and share knowledge, and sure up our policies and programs to keep our facilities open, our employees safe, and provide our services to the community. In this presentation, GDI Integrated Facility Services VP of Safety, Michael G. Cadotte, will lead us in actions we should be taking to protect our most precious assets, our employees, review processes, and foster a conversation with the audience to share best practices.

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Build a Culture of Food Safety in Your Company to Minimize Risks

Food manufacturers face the same economic pressures as those in other sectors. They also have unique issues that defy a strict adherence to the bottom line, which requires a different mentality to tackle successfully, especially at the time of the pandemic. Set your company on the path to establishing a culture of food safety by:

  • Understanding the different mentality that the most successful companies have adopted as the foundation of their food safety culture
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a failed Food Safety Management System (FSMS)
  • Learning from real examples of success and failure based on the presence or absence of food safety culture

Master the success factor of the most successful companies and establish a culture of food safety.

12:10 pm

12:10 pm

Food Safety

Supply Chain Resilience, how to proactively unlock the presence of risk in your supply chain

  • PAS 9017 – A specification for the biodegradation of polyolefin plastics in an open-air terrestrial environment (published Q3 2020)
  • PAS 320 – A practical guide to a culture of food safety (expected Q2 2021)
  • PAS 224 – A code of practice of plant-based foods (expected Q4 2020)
  • PAS 510 – A specification for the handling and management of plastic pellets, flakes and powders throughout the supply chain to prevent their leakage to the environment (expected Q3 2021)

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

Build Relationships, Network and Experience Unparalleled Peer-to-Peer Learning

Expand your network and engage in-depth learning with your peers. Take advantage of any format to further build your knowledge and networking base:

  • “Drop-in” virtual Roundtable chats with up to 15 fellow delegates
  • Cozy 3-4 person discussion
  • Engage in 1:1 video conversation with peers or vendors
  • Vendor solution roundtables

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

Case Study

A Technology Approach to Supply Chain Risk Reduction

The supply chain presents many risks to food companies. Explore how technology can minimize the risks for your company. Gain insights on:

  • Employ technological innovations to reduce risks
  • Managing required supplier and raw material documentation
  • Better manage compliance issues.

Leverage technology to reduce your risks in the supply chain.

1:30 pm

1:30 pm

Industry Expert

Stay Ahead of the curve with a Preventative Focus on Food Safety

Although we enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world foodborne illness remains common. Learn how you can stay ahead of the cube with preventative focus on food safety.
Create an environmental monitoring program that considers:

  • An integrated approach
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk management
  • Risk communication

Take away experienced perspectives to help you build and embrace your environmental monitoring program

2:00 pm

2:00 pm

Panel Discussion

Driving New Business Growth with the Legalization of Cannabis Edibles

The Canadian cannabis industry enjoyed the legalization of edibles, extracts, and topicals. With a change in cannabis regulations that occurred in October 2019, this has effectively opened up the legal market to dozens of new products. Understand the challenges the industry is currently facing in regards to:

  • The regulations around the production and preparation of edibles and other cannabis-infused products
  • Modified labeling and packaging requirements and the timelines of implementation
  • Limits on additional ingredients added to cannabis edibles.

Learn how the legalization of edibles has impacted the food industry.

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

Key Take-Aways and Summary of Day One from your Host

Hear the key solutions and take-aways from today’s sessions. Source a summary of action points for you to implement. Learn about the key highlights and content for tomorrow.

2:35 pm

2:35 pm

Networking Extravaganza and Virtual Happy Hour!

  • Meet informally with fellow delegates in “Drop-in” virtual roundtable chats.
  • Engage in 1:1 video conversation with peers or vendors.
  • Connect with fellow delegates as “recommend matches” based on similar interests and business objectives.

2:40 pm

2:40 pm

Conference Day 1 Adjourns

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