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The Road Ahead
The Road Ahead

The Canadian On-Farm Food Safety Working Group and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency collectively organized the “Road Ahead” conference held in Ottawa on June 26th, 2007. The platform for this international conference served as a forum for discussion, networking and learning of the value chain involved in food safety. Panel discussion provided participant’s the opportunity for dialogue based on Canadian achievements in program development, emerging challenges, international approaches and the exploration of new initiatives in partnerships along the supply chain. This is an exciting time for Canada as we bring together all aspects of the food value chain and continue to be a world leader in food safety systems.

The following is a list of the presenters and their presentations:

Panel 1 - Canadian Achievements: On-Farm & Post Farm Programs

Jocelyne Galloway
Program Manager, On-Farm Food Safety, Canadian Federation of Agriculture

Steve Leech
National Program Manager, Chicken Farmers of Canada

Larry Dworkin
Director of Government Relations, Packaging Assocations of Canada

Germain Brazeau
Policy Analyst, Policy and Strategies, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Panel 2 - The International Approach to Food Safety & Quality Programs

Duncan Bruce-Smith
Coordinator, livestock Quality Systems, Meat and Livestock Austraila

Hank Giclas
Vice President Strategic Planning, Science and Technology, Western Growers Association, USA

Paul LeBlanc
Chairman, On-Farm Food Safety Committee, Canadian Horticulture Council

Heather Holland
Senior Technical Manager, Food Safety and Government Relations, Canada Produce Marketing Association

Keynote speaker Larry McIntosh, President and CEO, Peak of the Market

Panel 3 - Emerging Challenges in Food Safety

Mary L’Abbe
Director, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Health Canada

Mary Alton Mackey
President, Alton Mackey and Associates

Wenran Jiang
Acting Director, China Institute, University of Alberta

Keynote speaker Anita Stanger, Director, Food Safety and Quality Programs Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Panel 4 - Partnerships: On-Farm & Along the Supply Chain

Craig Bellamy
Chief/ Biosecurity Specialist, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Tracey Bryksa
manger, Public Affairs and Marketing, Manitoba Pork Council

Dennis Stephens
Meadowood Consultants Secretary, Canada Grains Council

Conference Summary report

The conference is sponsored by the Canadian On-Farm Food Safety Working Group and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, with financial assistance from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada under the Agriculture Policy Framework.

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