Food Safety Symposium "Salmonella, the next frontier!"

Date and Time



Delta-Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre
50 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario 
N1G 0A9

Afternoon Workshop:

University of Guelph Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS)



2nd Food Safety Symposium 

"Salmonella, the next frontier!"

Brought to you by the University of Guelph Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS) in collaboration with bioMérieux

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

8:45 am - Symposium 
Lunch provided with registration
1:45-4:45pm - Afternoon Workshop (limited to 50 people)

With the Government of Canada mandated Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) and Action Plan, the government is focused on strengthening the food safety system. To achieve the goal of the safest possible food supply, emphasis will be focused on preventive controls, both in the animal production and processing environments.

Now more than ever, it is essential to have well designed and implemented monitoring and control programs. This is especially true for foodborne pathogens. Our symposium last year focused on Listeria monocytogenes which has caused many recalls and outbreaks in recent years.

This 2nd Food Safety Symposium will now focus on another very important foodborne pathogen, namely Salmonella. Renowned scientists, government representatives and industry leaders will share their experiences, ideas and tools for managing Salmonella on the farm, during food production and in processing.

For more information about "Salmonella, The Next Frontier!" including sponsorship, please email Dr. Rocio Morales

8:15 – 8:45 Participants arrival at the venue and registration

8:45 – 8:55 University of Guelph and CRIFS welcome and overview – Dr. Jeff Farber

8:55 – 9:00 bioMérieux welcome - Mr. Xavier Nouvelot, General Manager – bioMérieux Canada Inc.

Moderator: Dr Jeff Farber, Director CRIFS, Professor Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

9:00 – 9:20 Salmonella surveillance and outbreaks in Canada – Current Status and Trends - Public Health Agency of Canada, Guelph 

9:25 – 9:45 Salmonella regulatory controls in Canada - Mrs. Leanne DeWinter, Chair, Microbiological Methods Committee, Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Health Canada

9:50 – 10:10 Long Term Salmonella Control on Farms-Challenges and Lessons - Dr Peter Gazdzinski, Director Veterinary Services, Cuddy Farms Ltd 2008

10:15 – 10:30 Break

Moderator: Mr. Miguel Villa - VP Sales and Marketing | bioMérieux Industry America Region

10:30 – 10:50 Control of Salmonella in primary process - Mr. Christian Fuchs, Director- Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods

10:55 – 11:15 Control of Salmonella at the retail level - Mrs. Marcelle Lavergne, Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance at Costco Canada

11:20 – 11:40 Control of Salmonella in produce and low moisture foods - Dr. Keith Warriner, Professor –Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

11:45 – 12:10 Cutting-edge Salmonella methods – what’s new and exciting - Dr. Stan Bailey, Sr. Director Scientific Affairs, bioMérieux, Industry

12:15 Closing statement

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

Afternoon Workshop – CRIFS

1:15 – 1:30 Breakup into 5 groups of 10 attendees

1:30 – 2:50 Visit of 4 stations – 20 minutes each

2:50 – 3:10 Break

3:10 – 4:10 Visit of 3 stations – 20 minutes each

4:45 End of workshop


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