Canada’s new food safety regime is expected to enhance Canada’s trade and investment opportunities as well as modify the rules for doing business in agri-food sectors. Advance your understanding of how your company can achieve higher levels of growth and better adapt to a changing regulatory environment. Develop a blueprint for your company’s strategic direction by hearing about:
Understand the potential increase in business and ways to adapt to a changing regulatory environment that the new regulations represent for your company.
The U.S. is a key market for Canadian food producers and has also been re-vamping its food safety regulations by introducing its FSMA. Perfect your North American strategy for business development. Take back to your office strategies to:
Improve your export process and potential North American sales.
Technology plays a crucial role in the management of your food regulatory and compliance efforts. This session provides an overview of food and beverage industry standards, compliance, key customer quality data, and how to track and report on this data within the Plex Manufacturing Cloud. This session will also cover quality process, exception tracking, mock recalls, and standards compliance.
Utilize ERP technology to efficiently manage your compliance duties.
Meet thinkers, doers, and trailblazers in food regulation. Break the ice and get to know fellow compliance and quality assurance executives during quick three-minute rotations. Start your day off right and make connections that will help you connect the dots and find ways to address compliance challenges.
Once its Front-of-pack labelling consultation process is complete, Health Canada will be introducing its regulatory proposals, which are expected this fall. Position your company to stay in front of these new regulations as they unfold. Create a roadmap for:
Get the latest information to prepare your company for the new Front-of-pack labelling regulations.
The three new labelling initiatives undertaken by Health Canada and the CFIA have created challenges for companies in determining their best approach to compliance. Listen to your peers as they discuss their coping strategies for this regulatory uncertainty. Walk away with an action plan to:
Bolster your strategy for navigating Canada’s three new labelling requirements.
Heighten your awareness of the impact that livestock nutrition and medication affects the integrity of the food chain. Prepare your company to respond as improvements in this sector unfold by:
Understand the impact that greater oversight of what farm animals ingest will have on the food chain and your products.
Under the proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, traceability standards will be taken to new levels and will now apply to all companies involved in food manufacturing and retailing. Sourcing top-quality suppliers has never been more important. Develop a blueprint to:
Know what you need to do to meet your customers’ needs and expectations under the new traceability regulation.
The CFIA’s proposed amendments to the Transportation of Animals rule, and the FDA’s Sanitary Transport rule under FSMA effective April 1, 2017, bring mandatory higher standards. Advance your company’s strategy for improving animal transport methods and monitoring systems for refrigerated products. Adopt best practices to:
Align your company’s transportation policies with growing public concern about the humane treatment of animals and food safety to improve your bottom line.
The SFCA includes more stringent requirements for importers and exporters, with smaller importers expected to feel the greatest impact. Enrich and transform your current food safety protocols to meet the new standards. Create a roadmap to:
Be regulation-ready to retain your company’s customers and preserve your bottom line.
Today’s consumers are far more aware of issues about food they perceive as a potential threat to their health than ever before. Increase your awareness of what influences consumer perception of what is safe and what isn’t. Take back to your office strategies to:
Understand what influences consumers’ food choices and learn how your company can effectively respond.
Determining which safety standard will meet your company’s current and future needs can be confusing. Improve your understanding of the different standards, such as ISO 22,000, BRC and HACCP, how they are applied and whether they align with emerging global standards. Walk away with an action plan to:
Determine which standards your company should adopt to best achieve its goals.
Tracking storage and product handling through your facility can be a challenge, as traceability regulations move forward this challenge becomes an exorbitant issue. Address your need for supply chain transparency, and traceability, while supporting your current operation and long-term growth plans. Master the success factors to:
Adopt automation to ensure compliance in your facilities.
The proposals under the SFCA consultation process may not result in regulations that are consistent with current established industry best practices. Advance your understanding of the potential impact on your organic business or that of your supplier, and how this sector should move forward. Create a roadmap to:
Engage with your peers to navigate the new regulations and determine what’s next for organics.
Communicating to consumers, particularly Millennials, about healthier products and the higher levels of quality the regulations represent can advance your company’s bottom line. While complying with the pending regulations may be either ‘business as usual’, or challenging depending on the size of your company, higher regulatory standards also come with a silver lining. Master the success factors to:
Discover how to use the new regulatory standards to transform your marketing message to consumers.
There is often a fine line between food products and natural health products, and increasing demands from your consumers for healthier food choices can sometimes mean this line gets blurred. Manage your product lines to ensure you are complying with the appropriate regulations. Source your plan of action to:
Perfect your understanding of the differences between food and natural health products for optimal product positioning.
The ‘one-size fits all’ approach to regulation is putting the development of new food products at risk. Discover what approaches to regulation could work better to accommodate this critical market sector and still achieve the same end result – safe food for Canadians. Enhance your knowledge of the challenges start-ups face and inform your strategy:
Develop your understanding of how regulations, when applied appropriately, can foster innovation.
There are a lot of regulations either in the pipeline or already in force that have implications for your business. This session will tie all of the regulations together, arming you with a to do list and plan of action to build your strategy for compliance. Plan your priorities by:
Amplify your knowledge of the regulations governing the entire food chain to ensure no gaps exist in your compliance plans.