GFTC Food Safety Recognition Awards Winners announced

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 Health 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 continuous improvement 
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. 
About GFTC
GFTC is a world leader in food industry solutions, helping companies along the 
entire food value chain compete globally by strengthening the very foundations 
of their business: their products, processes and people. 
Each year, GFTC assists more than 1,500 companies, providing confidential 
services in food safety and quality consulting, auditing, training, product 
development, packaging, and food labelling. 
Lise Smedmor Manager, Marketing and Communications 519-821-1246 ext. 
5024,lsmedmor@gftc.ca 
SOURCE: Guelph Food Technology Centre 
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