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Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Announced for 2019
Ginette Petipas Taylor, Canada’s Minister of Health, and Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, made the announcement in conjunction with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Safe Food for Canadians is a response to the increasing speed, volume, and complexity required to produce today’s food. The new regulations are meant to focus on prevention and allow faster removal of unsafe food from the marketplace. Once in place, Safe Food ffor Canadians will require food businesses that import or prepare food for export or to be sent across provincial or territorial borders to have licences, as well as preventive controls that outline steps to address potential risks to food safety. They will also help reduce the time it takes to remove unsafe food from the marketplace by requiring businesses to trace their food back to their supplier and forward to whom they sold their products.
Safe Food for Canadians will reduce unnecessary administrative burden on businesses by replacing 14 sets of current regulations with one. Canadian health officials also expect better maintenance and market access for Canada’s agri-food and agricultural sector.
Safe Food for Canadians Regulations are set to go into effect January 15, 2019.
You can read the regulations online via Government of Canada’s official website.
Des Moines, Iowa – The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our 2019 Association Awards. Nominate your colleagues for one of the many prestigious awards. We also encourage applications for the IAFP Travel Award for State or Provincial Health or Agricultural Department Employees (North America only) and for the IAFP Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy. In addition, students may apply for a Student Travel Scholarship. Nomination criteria and instructions are available online at: www.foodprotection.org/get-involved/awards/.
The awards to be presented are as follows:
Black Pearl Award
Sponsored by F&H Food Equipment Company
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company’s outstanding commitment to and achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.
Plaque. Presented to Members who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.
Honorary Life Membership Award Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Members for their dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.
Harry Haverland Citation Award
Sponsored by Eurofins
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for many years of dedication and devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.
Food Safety Innovation Award
Sponsored by Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to a Member or organization for creating a new idea, practice or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health and the quality of life.
International Leadership Award
Sponsored by Cargill, Inc.
Plaque, $2,000 Honorarium and reimbursement to attend IAFP 2019. Presented to an individual for dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.
GMA Food Safety Award
Sponsored by Grocery Manufacturers Association
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2019, the award will be presented to a group or organization for a highly significant food safety development or in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety.
Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.
Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Sponsored by Weber Scientific
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.
Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.
Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award
Sponsored by Marler Clark Attorneys at Law
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the reduction of risks to foodborne illness.
Sponsored by Ecolab Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional service to the profession of the Sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry.
Elmer Marth Educator Award
Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.
Harold Barnum Industry Award
Sponsored by NSF International
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional service to IAFP, the public and the food industry.
Travel Award for State or Provincial Health or Agricultural Department Employees
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funds for state or provincial health or agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in North America to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.
Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funds for food safety professionals working full-time in the field of food safety in a country with a developing economy to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Related professions may include positions in the fields of research, education, industry, government service or in the private sector.
Student Travel Scholarship
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a college or university food safety-related degree program.
Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award Presented annually to local environmental health jurisdictions for excellence and continual improvement in a comprehensive program of food protection at the local level.
You may make multiple nominations. All award nominations and applications (other than the Black
Pearl Award) must be submitted electronically as instructed on the IAFP website by Tuesday,
February 19, 2019. You need not be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague or submit an application for the Travel Award to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting. IAFP Student Members are invited to submit their application for the Student Travel Scholarship award to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting.
Questions regarding award nominations submission should be directed to Susan Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call + 1 515.276.3344; + 1 800.369.6337.