Ontario Food Safety Research Program
Food safety research has been funded by the Ontario government’s Food Safety Research Program since 2001. The current priority areas are:
- Development/validation of testing methods for pathogen and chemical detection in food and water
- Data to support risk assessments / risk assessments, including the identification of emerging hazards and contaminants
- Risk management and control in food safety
Researchers present their results at the annual Food Safety Research Program Forum. Invited speakers from government and industry augment the program. Since 2009, oral presentations have been available through the Food Safety Network.
Contact OMAFRA for more details.
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Date: May 5, 2011
Location: Best Western Royal Brock Hotel & Conference Centre 716 Gordon Street, Guelph
Fourteen oral and 19 poster presentations were given at the 2010 Food Safety Research Program Forum held in Guelph, Ontario on May 6.
Forum agenda (Revised links coming soon)
For presentations that are available on-line, click on the presentation titles with hyperlinks for the PDFs of slides.
Oral presentation abstracts
- Alain Stintzi (U of Ottawa): Role of protozoa in the persistence and amplification ofCampylobacter in poultry houses
- Perry Martos (LSD/U of G): A complete multi residue mycotoxin analysis in food
- Scott Weese (U of G): Development and application methods for detection of Clostridium difficile in retail meat
- Brian Sterling (OnTrace): Bridging the Traceability R&D Gap in Ontario – Industry perspective
- Andrew Watt (OMAFRA): Bridging the Traceability R&D Gap in – Government perspective
- Andreas Boecker (U of G): Investing in traceability - an economic perspective and empirical results
- Marianne Elia (Maple Leaf Foods): Maple Leaf Foods’ Approach to Adoption of Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
- Shu Chen (LSD/U of G): Detection of Food-borne Pathogens by Nanoparticle-based Technology
- Keith Warriner (U of G): Control of human pathogens on tomatoes and sprouted seeds using a combination of lytic bacteriophages and antagonistic bacteria
- Chris Cyrenne (Wal-Mart): Harmonization of Food Safety Standards - GFSI Certification”
- Scott McEwen (U of G): Synthesis research on intervention strategies for Salmonella in broiler production in Ontario
- Richard Holley (U of Manitoba – Keynote): Food Safety - compliance, complacency, and the constitution
- Emergency Management Research Theme: What you need to know
a) Dave Kelton (U of G): 2008-2018 OMAFRA-UofG Emergency Management Research Theme
b) Grant Maxie (AHL/U of G): Animal Health Laboratory Update 2010
c) Tom Baker (OMAFRA): Setting priorities for OMAFRA Funded Research
- Moustapha Oke (OMAFRA): Food Safety Research Program and Research Priorities for 2010/2011
Click on the hyperlinks for PDFs about the poster presentations. (Revised links coming soon)
- Poster presentation list (titles, authors and presenters*)
- Poster presentation abstracts
The Food Safety Research Program Compendium is available here.
Ten speakers gave oral presentations at the Food Safety Research Forum held on April 30, 2009 in Guelph, Ontario.
For speakers and presentations, click here. (Revised links coming soon)
For speakers' biographies, click here.