Upcoming Events & Information
Food Safety Workshop with FoodMetrics Laboratory

October 19, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, 407 5th St.
FoodMetrics Laboratory in Courtenay, the first community food analysis lab of its type in western Canada, is opening its doors for an open house and food analysis workshop on October 19th. Join us from 4pm-6pm to learn about the importance of analysis in food safety and the role FoodMetrics will play in the food and agricultural industry of the Comox Valley. This free forum will feature discussions and hands-on demonstrations.
Ask the Experts: Certified Organics Regulations

October 23, 3:00 - 5:00 PM, Vancouver Island Visitor Centre
Learn about the changing landscape of what it means to be certified organic with Carmen Wakeling and Lisa Pierce of the Certified Organics Association of BC. Mandatory organic regulations have just come into effect this September and all products marketed as organic in BC must now be certified organic.Join this discussion to discover what this means for producers, consumers and the organic sector.
A Step by Step BC HACCP Workshop

October 29 & 30, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Vancouver Island Visitor Centre
This workshop aims to:
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of HACCP
  • identify high risk foods, and high risk processes
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Control Methods used in a HACCP Plan:
  • Prerequisite Programs
  • Good manufacturing Practices
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Be able to implement key monitoring procedures
  • Introduce Preventative Control Plans

To register, please email info@intrisktraining.com or call 866-547-7372
Book a B2G with Agirculture and Agri-Food Canada

Faye Wu, Senior Industry Development Officer from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada will be available to meet at the Export Pavillion at the Comox Valley Business Expo, October 17, 12- 4 PM. Please email geoff@investcomoxvalley.com to schedule a meeting
BC Agrifood & Seafood Market Development Presentation

The 'Access Support for Agrifood & Seafood Exporting' webinar took place on October 3. The presentation has information about the Federal AgriMarekting Program and the Provincial Agrifood and Seafood Market Development Program. Click here to view the presentation.
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