New Safe Food for Canadians Regulations came into effect in January 2019. You must be ready to implement the requirements or face penalties. Find out what enforcement will look like direct from the CFIA, FDA, and industry leaders like Hershey, Loblaw, Nestle, Bayer, David’s Tea, and Sobeys.
Susan Abel is the Vice President Safety and Compliance for Food & Consumer Products of Canada where she works closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada, and Environment Canada on diverse activities such as regulatory change and safe chemicals management on behalf of FCPC’s members. She has been with FCPC for over seven years. In addition to her role at FCPC, Susan is also co-chair of the Canadian Supply Chain Food Safety Coalition.
Prior to her tenure at FCPC, Susan worked for 25 years in food manufacturing in Canada, primarily in Process Development and Quality/Regulatory roles for the Breakfast Cereal Industry as well product development with the Dairy Industry.
Susan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, with a major in Dairy Science, from the University of Guelph.
Ms. Maxwell, Senior Principal Regulatory Scientist in Corporate Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. brings expertise in global finished foods labelling and claims as well as additives and flavours. Prior to Ocean Spray, she led the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs management function at Nestle USA responsible for all the retail/food service brands from Solon, OH R&D facility. Her employment history also includes Director-level global regulatory compliance group management at Cargill, Inc. Wild Flavors, Inc., McCormick & Company and Givaudan where she describes her role as managing, motivating, coordinating and influencing multi-disciplinary functions to accomplish strategic business goals, anticipating regulatory obstacles/emerging issues throughout the product lifecycle and developing solutions with other technical/commercial teams across global geographies.
Kevin is the Senior Director for the Ontario Area of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency where he oversees the delivery of the Agency’s inspection programs in Ontario as well as the Area’s Enforcement and Investigation Services. He earned his Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in biochemistry and microbiology from the University of Guelph and has spent the past 16 years working for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Beginning as a food inspector in 2002, Kevin has worked in various inspection and management roles within the Agency’s Operations Branch. Recently, Kevin has also been tasked with implementing the Agency’s new electronic export certification system.