Ottawa, Ont. – The Food Safety Coalition (FSC) has launched a national program highlighting food safety auditing competencies in Canada.
The new project is designed to connect the food supply chain, government and other stakeholders in a discussion on food safety auditor qualifications. It will also develop a food safety audit certification program for voluntary and government-mandated food safety programs.
The program will include a series of national workshops to discuss Canadian requirements, as well as the supply and demand for public and private sector food safety audit personnel. The first workshop will be scheduled for January 2012.
The FSC is a not-for-profit corporation formed with the goal of developing a national, co-ordinated approach to food safety throughout the food chain, with the participation of industry and all levels of government.
Funding for the project will include a contribution of up to $100,000 from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Integrated Food Safety Initiative.