Guelph Food Safety Symposium - 16 Annual Symposium

Date and Time


OMAFRA Building

1 Stone Rd W, 

Guelph, ON 

N1G 4Y2



Save Wednesday October 9th in your calendars for the 16th annual Guelph Food Safety Symposium (GFSS) to be held at  the OMAFRA  building (1 Stone Rd W, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2) from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

This is a free event but registration will be required. Registration details will be posted here early in September.  Please let interested colleagues know as well.  

The theme this year is:

Cannabis Edibles: Happy Times or Food Safety Nightmare?

There are some high expectations for the second phase of recreational cannabis legalization in Canada, as edibles are expected to enter the marketplace around mid-December.  Although cannabis infused edibles in Canada will be regulated as a drug instead of food, the majority of them will be produced and consumed in food and beverage form.  Regulations have addressed concerns around dosage, labelling and youth appeal.  What about the potential for pathogens, allergens and extraneous matter?  Will cannabis edibles producers have a preventive control plan to reduce the risks for foodborne illness? This year’s Symposium will focus on what is being done to mitigate food safety risks in cannabis infused edibles.

Objective of the annual GFSS Symposium:

To bring together people from the Guelph Food Safety Network and others who are interested in the risk management approach to food quality and safety, in order to learn more about these topics, discuss issues of common interest and broaden networks.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Susan Sabatini
Dept. of Population Medicine
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph ON N1G 2W1


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