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NSF-GFTC experts at SIAL Canada


February 26, 2015
By Bakers Journal

Feb. 26, 2015, Toronto — SIAL Canada, the largest food & beverage product and equipment show in Canada, returns to Toronto for the third time from April 28 to 30, 2015.

The Toronto edition promises to deliver a rich program of conferences that speak to food innovations, global market trends, packaging, and challenges and opportunities in foodservice, among others. In addition, over 800 exhibitors will be present for excellent networking opportunities.

NSF-GFTC technical experts will be onsite at booth #1452 and presenting on the topics listed below.

Serban Teodoresco, Global Managing Director, Consulting & Technical Group, NSF International Global Food Division

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Conference: Maintaining Food Product Integrity During Transportation

April 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Room #108

Managing a food supply chain has inherent challenges that require all contributors in the supply chain to adhere to stringent operational practices in order to ensure the product is safe for consumption once it reaches the end consumer. It can affect your customers, your brand and your business. When fresh or frozen foods are being transported, especially in a global supply chain, the procedures and equipment needed to maintain integrity are elevated to a more critical role. Areas of concern to be discussed include: asset management; environmental impact; product integrity and product theft. Don’t let transportation be the ‘weak link’ in your food safety systems.

Carol Zweep, Manager, Packaging & Food Labelling Services, NSF-GFTC

Conference: Trends in Packaging

April 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Room #108

Consumers are demanding fresher, minimally processed, more convenient foods with prolonged shelf life. Combined with stricter requirements regarding consumer health and safety, as well as concerns for food security, traceability and brand protection, makes food packaging a challenging area. There has been widespread introduction of active and intelligent packaging and the demand is expected to grow. Learn about the latest developments in active and intelligent packaging and how these technologies are being implemented in the food industry.

Karen Leacock-Bingham, Senior Project Manager, Food Safety Consulting & Technical Services, NSF-GFTC

Conference: Packaging Audit Options

April 28, 3-4 p.m., Room #108

The new packaging auditing standards apply to all facilities that manufacture packaging for direct or indirect food contact (secondary packaging). Each standard has requirements for senior management commitment, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), site standards and personnel. This presentation will explore the elements and benefits of the GFSI benchmarked standards.


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