Traceability in Food Supply Chains Workshop
The need for traceability is driven primarily by food safety, however, traceability is also a key requirement in many certification systems, as well as a component of logistics and inventory management. As more food recalls take place within the food supply chain, and in particular in the food production sector, traceability requirements must now be applied throughout the farm-to-table food supply chain.
This highly specialized, 2-day workshop explores how to identify, trace, recover and pull unsafe or potentially unsafe products from the marketplace in the event of a food recall.
Date and Location
May 7-8, 2013
Macdonald Campus of McGill University
21111 Lakeshore Road
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, H9X 3V9
Food industry professionals and food safety and quality practitioners/regulators working in the food supply chain, from on-farm production to processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and wholesale and retail distribution.
To train food industry professionals and food safety and quality practitioners/regulators on food traceability competencies.
Dr. Inteaz Alli is a professor in the Food Science Department, McGill University and the instructor for courses in Food Quality Assurance and Food Traceability. His professional expertise is in the area of standards and management systems for food safety/food quality/food traceability. He is the author of a university-level textbook, Food Quality Assurance: Principles and Practices, as well as an invited contributor to other books and food safety training modules. Dr. Alli has conducted training courses and workshops in food quality, food safety, HACCP and food analysis in universities, food companies, government institutions and international agencies around the world. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology, a Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor and Certified HACCP Auditor, a Certified HACCP Trainer, and a Food Safety Technical Expert/Assessor for Standards Council of Canada.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Identify the components of a food traceability system including: the recognition of the traceable items in all food supply chain operations, common tools and technology that they can use for identification of traceable food items.
- Identify the traceability information that must be generated and retained in their food operations and the roles of food companies as traceability partners in the food supply chain.
- Explore how food businesses can implement these traceability activities to both meet food safety and certification requirements.
Manuals and reference materials will be provided for this workshop.
Certificate of Participation
Upon successful completion of the workshop, a Certificate of Participation and a letter of attestation from the Department of Food Science will be issued to each participant.
$1,800 (plus taxes) per participant. To register, please click on the REGISTER button at the bottom of the page.
Registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch, and workshop materials.
Before April 7, 2013: A refund will be issued, less a $100 administration charge.
After April 7, 2013: No refund will be issued however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.
All requests must be submitted in writing to: eduardo [dot] ganemcuencamcgill [dot] ca (CPD@Mac).
The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences reserves the right to cancel the workshop up to five (5) days prior to its start and refund the full amount of the registration fee.