Karine Lawrence
Principal - Sirocco Food and Wine Consulting
Karine Lawrence is a sensory scientist and food safety specialist with over 14 years of industry experience in the field of Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Research and Development. She holds a master's degree in Food Science and Engineering (France) as well as a Master of Food Science (Canada). Karine is a certified SQF consultant and trainer and provides services to the wine and food sector in Canada and the US. Karine is a certified HACCP auditor (CHA-ASQ) and a Canadian Certified HACCP professional (CCHP). She is also an instructor in the school of Food, Wine and Tourism at Okanagan College.
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Traceability as part of Food Safety Management
"Traceability is the ability to follow an item or a group of items - be it animal, plant, food product or ingredient - from one point in the supply chain to another, either backwards or forwards" (CFIA, 2016). This 45-minute webinar will offer an overview of food traceability in the context of food safety management (HACCP, Preventive Controls, GFSI). Supply chain traceability as well as internal traceability will be defined.
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Food Safety Modernization - Food Importer/VQIP Program
This 60-minute webinar will offer an overview of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) that will come into effect on May 2017. Scope, key provisions and compliance dates will be discussed. The talk will focus on the risk-based activities that qualified individuals will need to implement in order to comply with FSVP regulatory requirements. Exemptions and modified requirements will be presented.
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FSMA Final Rules - Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) for Food Importers and Accredited Third-Party Certification
This 60-minute webinar will offer an overview of the Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) and the accredited third party certification rules identifying scope, key requirements and compliance dates or implementation dates. Specifically, the presentation will focus on the risk-based activities that food importers will need to implement in order to comply with FSMA requirements. The accredited third party certification rule addresses the food safety certification of foreign facilities by accredited certification bodies. This section of the talk will detail the voluntary qualified importer program (VQIP) that will allow importers to expedite the review and entry of food products in the US.
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Allergen Labeling and Control in Canada
Food allergies are a serious public health and safety issue. Identification and control of food allergens is therefore a top priority in the food industry. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 67% of domestic food recalls for the period 2011-2014 originated from the non-federally-registered food sector. In this category, the number one cause for the recalls was undeclared allergens.
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Upgrading from HACCP to "GFSI"
Regulators around the world are modernizing and harmonizing their food safety legislation to ensure consumer protection and to align with that of key trading partners. Food safety legislation is developed based on best practices and internationally recognized standards. The GFSI-benchmarked standards for food safety help food businesses prepare for regulatory compliance.
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Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA), a primer
In Canada, the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) received royal assent on November 2012. The new food safety regulations will impact all food manufacturers including businesses that are not currently federally-registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Licensing, HACCP-based preventive control plans and food traceability are new proposed regulatory requirements under SFCA. Becoming familiar with the proposed regulatory changes is the first step towards compliance.
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