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U of Guelph launches online food safety program


December 9, 2014
By Canadian Pizza

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Dec. 8, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – The University of Guelph’s Department of
Food Science has launched an expanded online interactive food safety
training program for industry.

Dec. 8, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – The University of Guelph’s Department of Food Science has launched an expanded online interactive food safety training program for industry.

“We are thrilled to offer the Guelph Food Academy to global food suppliers. Originally exclusive to Loblaw Companies Ltd. suppliers, this comprehensive training program is now being opened up to meet a demand in the global food-processing industry,” states Dr. Art Hill, chair of the Department of Food Science, in a news release.

The first seven-program modules will begin in February 2015 and will run for six months. The training program was originally developed in partnership with Loblaw Companies Ltd. and was exclusive to its global President’s Choice brand suppliers.

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After three years of development, the Loblaw Academy is now being offered to the international food-processing industry.

To date more than 375 participants from Canada and 17 countries around the world have successfully completed the training with 170 currently enrolled.

“Participants will also get to virtually network with food industry professionals from around the world and discuss issues and trends. This is a big opportunity for industry professionals,” said Bill Lachowsky, food safety education co-ordinator, in the release.

The program has been designed specifically for professionals and staff working in food safety, quality assurance, production and management.

Topics included in the program are regulatory affairs, risk analysis, incident management, raw materials and finished product specifications, allergen managment, nutrition and labelling, and plant layout.

For more information on the program visit the department's website.