Plant Sanitation and Listeria Control for Plant Workers
Jan 17 all day

This food safety course provided by Bio|Food|Tech is a comprehensive one day course covering all aspects of plant sanitation listerial control.

Topics Covered

1) Background 

2) Overview of Listeria Monocytogenes

3) Sources of Listeria Monocytogenes in the Food Plant Environment 

4) Factors that Contribute to Listeria Monocytogens in the Food Plant    

5) Control of Listeria Monocytogens in the Food Plant: Prevent Cross Contamination  

6) Importance of Control Programs

Jan 23 – Jan 25 all day

This comprehensive three day training course, conducted by BIO|FOOD|TECH, covers all aspects of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) as it relates to all sectors of food processing. It also covers the requirements for Canadian QMP and FSEP programs. This is a hands-on course with 50% of the course spent preparing a HACCP plan for a product chosen by the participants.


Ebo Budu-Amoako, Ph.D., Senior Microbiologist
Ebo is an internationally recognized food microbiologist having worked with international organizations in world-level consulting assignments. He has developed and delivered Food Safety training in Canada and internationally for the past 15 years. Recently, he has been assisting with the development and implementation of food inspection and HACCP systems in various Caribbean countries.

Jim Landrigan, P.Eng., M.B.A., Technical Advisor

As well as providing numerous training workshops on food safety and quality systems for BIO|FOOD|TECH clients during the last ten years, Jim has implemented several Food Safety (HACCP) and Quality Management (ISO 9000) programs for small to medium sized food processors. He has also developed and delivered national food safety and quality training programs for one of the largest management consulting groups in Canada. Jim was also a Sessional Instructor at Holland College and taught Strategic Crisis Management and Management of a Diverse Workforce courses in the Applied Degree in Culinary Operations program. 

Topics Covered

1) Introduction to HACCP
2) Hazards
3) Prerequisite Programs with emphasis on the control of Listeria
4) Product formulation to prevent the growth of L. monocytogenes
5) Treatment of products to destroy viable cells of L. monocytogenes
6) Ingredient and Raw Materials
7) HACCP Plan with emphasis on the control of Listeria
8) Environmental Monitoring to detect locations that harbor Listeria
9) Corrective actions if you detect Listeria species on critical surfaces or areas or in product.

HACCP and the Control of Listeria Workshop @ St. John's NL
Mar 4 – Mar 6 all day

This HACCP training course conducted by BIO|FOOD|TECH is a comprehensive three day course covering all aspects of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) concept as it relates to all sectors of food processing. Covers the requirements for Canadian QMP and FSEP programs. This is a hands on course with 50 % of the course time spent preparing a HACCP plan for a product chosen by the participants.


Canadian Food Summit @ Westin Nova Scotian
May 22 – May 24 all day



Renamed the Canadian Food Summit for 2019, the 54th CIFST national conference will take place in the historic and picturesque city of Halifax, NS. The annual gathering of food science and technology professionals is scheduled for May 22 to 24, 2019 at the Westin Nova Scotian.

The theme of the 2019 Canadian Food Summit is Sustainable Innovation and the sessions will include presentations on a variety of topics and themes including emerging ingredients, nutrition and health, food processing, consumer attitudes, global food security, food safety, sustainable food systems and food policy.  For more information, and to register or exhibit, check out CIFST Canadian Food Summit.

EU Market Opportunity & Trends Workshop @ Charlottetown PE Venue to be confirmed
Sep 11 – Sep 12 all day

Special Invitation to
Food & Beverage companies in Atlantic Canada 

If your company is currently exporting or if you are considering exporting to Europe, this is a not-to-be-missed session on what you need to know about exporting to the European Market!

Tuesday September 10, Moncton NB
Wednesday September 11, Charlottetown PE 
Thursday September 12, St. John’s NL

This session will cover topics and answer questions about:

  •  Market intelligence services and tools
  • CETA overview
  •  Overviews of various markets and export opportunities in the EU with focus   on the Netherlands, Poland, Germany and Brussels)
  •   Labeling regulations
  •   Logistics and freight considerations
  •   Pricing your product for the market
  •  How to get your products in to the European market
  •   Trade Commissioner Service available
  •   How to contact buyers, distributors, and importers
  •  What are buyers looking for and how to position your company
  •   Resources available to you

In addition to presentations, panels and discussions, you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives such as Trade Commissioners, European market consultants, an importer, a logistics company, ACOA, Government of NB, AAFC, EDC, BDC, and others.

This event is free-of charge to attend

Read more here

Reserve your seat today.

This is currently a tentative outline. More information will follow.