Day 3:

There are no agenda items with this track

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

Grow Your Network!

Anticipate the Impact Global Trade Will Have on Your Business

Whether you are importing or exporting, International trade agreements can have a material impact on your business. Advance your company strategy by gaining insight into what is most relevant to global trade in the food industry. Create a roadmap to:

  • Anticipate the potential consequences that international trade agreements will have on your operations; NAFTA, CETA, TPP
  • Increase your export potential
  • Gain foresight to achieve a competitive advantage

Position your company to thrive in the new global trading environment

11:05 am

11:05 am

Panel

Maintaining Food Safety in the Face of COVID-19

As we navigate these unprecedented times, many are wondering how to safely shop, order, and prepare food to minimize transmission of the novel coronavirus. While there is no published evidence of contracting COVID-19 from touching food or food packaging, the virus causing COVID-19 can survive on surfaces and objects for a certain amount of time. Ensure proper protocols are followed to maintain food safety in the face of Covid-19. Gain insights on:

  • The effects of Covid-19 on the current state of the food industry
  • Exploring the regulatory side of shopping, ordering and preparing food during Covid-19
    • What are food providers required to do to ensure safety both behind and on the front lines
  • Helpful tips to minimize the spread when it comes to all things food

Examine food safety measures in the face of Covid-19.

11:30 am

11:30 am

Understanding Changes to Canada’s Food Labelling Regulations

In 2017, Health Canada introduced changes to the Food and Drug Regulations regarding nutrition and ingredient labelling for prepackaged foods. The amendments to these regulations aim to help Canadian consumers make informed food choices. The food industry has a transition period of 5 years to implement these changes, and during this time, both pre-existing and new labels will be seen on grocery shelves. This presentation will outline

  • Modified food labelling requirements
  • Timelines of implementation
  • The impacts felt by the food industry.

Improve your understanding of Canada’s food labeling regulations.

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

Industry Expert

Using Sentinel Environmental Monitoring for SARS-CoV-2 to Improve COVID-19 Control

This presentation will provide insights on:

  • Why COVID-19 control programs routinely fail
  • How sentinel Coronavirus environmental surface testing can be used to detect asymptomatic and presymptomatic virus shedders in workplaces, schools, and other locations where social distancing is impractical and in effecitive
  • How environmental surface testing can be used to validate and verify your disinfection protocols
  • How environmental surface testing can be combined with used mask testing, wastewater testing, and employee testing to help protect your brand

12:30 pm

12:30 pm

Selected Presentations from the International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting.

With constant regulatory updates being the norm in the food industry, it’s essential to have training programs that are up to date. Perfect the training for your workforce with new resources. Source practical insights on:

  • Addressing the current challenges surrounding the availability of food safety courses
  • Mastering the difference between food safety knowledge vs. food regulatory knowledge
  • The overlap of in-house training by government and industry and the lack of accessibility to courses

Create training programs that keep your employees on top of new regulatory changes to ensure compliance.

1:00 pm

1:00 pm

Industry Expert

Leverage IoT Technology to Improve Food Safety and Reduce Costs

The internet of things has made it cheaper and easier to track and monitor food. Explore how this technology can improve safety and productivity in your business. Develop a blueprint to:

  • Use sensors to monitor food temperature in real-time
  • Track food as it moves through production and through the supply chain
  • Automate safety reports based on real-time data to save time and money

Save time and money while improving food safety by embracing IoT technology.

1:30 pm

1:30 pm

Grow Your Network!

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

2:00 pm

2:00 pm

Case Study

Understanding Changes to Canada’s Food Labelling Regulations

In 2017, Health Canada introduced changes to the Food and Drug Regulations regarding nutrition and ingredient labelling for prepackaged foods. The amendments to these regulations aim to help Canadian consumers make informed food choices. The food industry has a transition period of 5 years to implement these changes, and during this time, both pre-existing and new labels will be seen on grocery shelves. This presentation will outline

  • Modified food labelling requirements
  • Timelines of implementation
  • The impacts felt by the food industry.

Improve your understanding of Canada’s food labeling regulations.

2:30 pm

2:30 pm

Key Take-Aways and Summary of Day 3 from your Host

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

3:00 pm

3:00 pm

Grow Your Network!

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.

 

3:10 pm

3:10 pm

Networking Lounge Closes / Conference Adjourns

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