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
The committee's backgrounds, accomplishments and experiences reflect the
diversity of the food and beverage industry in Canada. The members of the
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
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
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
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.
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.
SOURCE: Guelph Food Technology Centre
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