Canadian Packaging

September Courses At The GFTC

July 24, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff

The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has released its curriculum for September 2009. These courses, while dealing with food-related issues, are packed with information progressive companies should know.

Food Safety & Quality: Microbiology:
September 14-15: HACCP I: Prerequisite Programs
September 16-18: HACCP II: Developing Your HACCP Plan
September 28: HACCP: A Management Summary

Food Safety & Quality: Regulatory Series:
September 10: Health Claims Workshop: New Guidance Document
September 15: Food As Natural Health Products: Opportunities and Challenges
September 18: Webinar – Country Of Origin Labelling: The COOL Conundrum
September 21-22: Implementing SQF 2000 Systems
September 22: Halal Foods: Standards And Regulations

Food Safety & Quality: General Programs
September 21-22: Certified Manager Of Quality (ASQ), Part II
September 29-30: Supervision Skills For The Food Industry, Part I of II

Research & Development: Product Development:
September 17: Packaging Materials Performance And Foods
September 23-25: Culinology 101 Workshop III: Basics Of Food Processing And Food Systems

Sustainability Series
September 25: Webinar – 10 Steps To Your Environment & Energy Management Plan

*** What would you do with $20,000? Growing Forward – Food Safety and Traceability Initiative (FSTI) is a new program introduced by OMAFRA (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs) to help facilities adopt food safety and traceability practices. FSTI provides 75 per cent reimbursement of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $20,000. Your $20,000 can be used to train staff to increase the adoption of food safety and traceability by off-setting the cost of program registration or development of on-site, customized food safety training programs.
For more information, please contact Lindsay Walker at or 519-821-1246 ext. 5034.

For more information please contact Leigh Parsons at 519-821-1246, ext. 5050 or by e-mail at
For registration enquiries, please contact Marlene Inglis at 519-821-1246, ext. 5028 or by e-mail at
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