At the Food Processor

Food safety practices are becoming an important competitive advantage for food processors. Manitoba companies big and small are adopting recognized, certifiable programs that build trust and confidence in the marketplace.

Food safety specialists are ready to help you plan and implement a food safety program in your facility, whether you are looking at a basic or a comprehensive food safety program. Sign up for the e-Bulletin to get the latest news about these services.

Here's an overview of the information you'll find in this section:

Explaining food safety programs

Basic Food Safety Programs include personnel practices and sanitation programs.  Resources include a guidebook and electronic templates designed to support processors implementing these programs.

Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP are food safety best practices that make up a food safety program. The Manitoba HACCP Advantage is a standard that will help companies implement a food safety program in their facility.

Food Safety Management Systems incorporates food safety practices with additional management requirements and in some cases food quality aspects.  Examples include: ISO 22000 and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) standards.

Food safety audits

This section guides you through the process of independent food safety audits, which provide objective evidence that food is produced in a safe environment.

Resources for food processors

Technical Resource Centre provides information on food safety topics that are very important while you implement a food safety program. 

Industry Resources provides an overview of the many food safety services available to Manitoba food processors, from training and conferences to consulting services.

Information Centre links you to a range of technical documents on food safety topics such as new technologies, validation of food safety systems and supplier management.

Educational Materials provides links to food safety posters and fact sheets and the foodborne pathogens booklet, a handy reference tool.

Training is where you can view the Manitoba training calendar and prepare to register for upcoming sessions.

To learn more

For more information, email the CVO/Food Safety Knowledge Centre or call 204-795-8418 in Winnipeg.