BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - At the recent Safe Food Canada 2013
symposia, the winners of the inaugural GFTC Food Safety Recognition Awards were announced. The submissions were diverse, country-wide and
represented various areas within the food industry. The awards were created to recognize Canadian individuals and companies
who embody the high standards of food safety.
The committee's backgrounds, accomplishments and experiences reflect the
diversity of the food and beverage industry in Canada. The members of
the committee were:
Susan Abel, Food & Consumer Products of Canada
Denis Bélanger, Agropur cooperative
Albert F. Chambers, Monachus Consulting
Neil Checketts, Sobeys Inc.
Tom Graham, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Marilyn Lee, Ryerson University, School of Occupational and Public
Derek Jamieson, Parrish & Heimbecker Milling Group
Lee-Anne Lyon-Bartley, Compass Group Canada
Keith Warriner, University of Guelph
Allied Trades Food Safety Award
Given to a company that supports the food and beverage industry (e.g.
sanitation, pest control, contractors, millwrights, consultants, etc.)
through the use of quality and process management systems to deliver
product and service excellence.
Winner - Sani Marc Group
Keith Warriner, microbiology expert, states: "Sani Marc Group have made
a significant contribution to food safety through innovations in
sanitation. They have demonstrated an active R&D program and are
serving major companies with high standards."
Food Safety Excellence
Given to a company (designated site or facility) demonstrating
commitment to and stellar results with food safety performance and
Winner - Skilcor Foods Inc.
According to Paul Medeiros, GFTC Director, Consulting Services : "The
numerous examples of cross functional and management engagement from
daily operational meetings to regular senior management reviews
indicate that the entire organization works to keep their finger on the
pulse of their food safety program."
Food Safety Leadership
Given to an individual (employee of food or packaging company or allied
trade) who drives food safety excellence within a company and inspires
others through their passion and actions.
Winner - Marilyn Allen
The Leadership selection sub-committee was impressed with how Marilyn
inserts herself in regulatory and industry committees in order to
ensure the allergen voice is heard....and that voice is resounding.
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confidential services in food safety and quality consulting, auditing,
training, product development, packaging, and food labelling.
SOURCE: Guelph Food Technology Centre
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