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future of food safety in Canada.
"The Safe Food Program will help deWe bring credibility to the table. We enjoy credibility
velop the next generation of Canadian
with the government and industry because we don't
food safety experts, creating opportunhave a stake in the question-we have the benefit
ities for undergraduate and graduate students to work with senior scientists and
of third part objectivity-and in credibility surveys
faculty on emerging food safety issues
among the public universities rate high. We can bring
and new risk mitigating technologies," exto RCC a sort of third party distance that can only
plains Dr. Hill.
More broadly, it helps reinforce within
help. We're trained academics taking a step back and
the retail sector the importance of food
looking at all relevant issues, with absolutely no bias."
safety in the minds of the next generation
of food industry professionals.
- ART HILL, Guelph University
"Retailers have been very supportive of
the program," says Wilkes passionately.
only help. We're trained academics taking a
"We're starting from a great foundation, but they realize
step back and looking at all relevant issues,
how important it is to not only build consumer confidence,
with absolutely no bias," he explains.
but to also enhance it. There is no issue more important
Having two universities involved in the
than food safety today. It is our key obligation to Canadian
program makes for a great dynamic, Dr. Hill
consumers. The future of food retail depends on it."
believes. He stressed that McGill and Guelph
share ideas but have different perspectives.
If you have any questions concerning food safety, contact
"The production and sale of food is becomDave Wilkes, Senior VP, Government Relations & Grocery
ing increasingly complex and globalized. Thus,
Division, Retail Council of Canada at 416-467-3767 or via
a systematic and multidisciplinary approach
email at dwilkes@retailcouncil.org.
must be utilized to effectively ensure the safety
of the food that is purchased by the Canadian
consumer," explains Goodridge. "McGill University has a number of programs and experJoin us as we celebrate the best new
tise that allow for a comprehensive approach
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protocols at the retail level. At McGill, world
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of Law, and the Desautels Faculty of Management have expertise in the science (how to
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cess foods to reduce those contaminants), law
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that affect the export and importation of foods),
and business of the production and sale of food.
The presence of such diverse expertise allows
for holistic response to any retail food safety
challenges that may arise."

June 3, 2015

at retail

As RCC, the University of Guelph and McGill University continue to collaborate to
improve conditions for both retailers and
consumers, the headway that they're making
is evident. And, with an eye on creating lasting impact within the industry, the Safe Food
Program won't just pay dividends in the nearterm, but also represents an investment in the

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Publisher's Desk
Retail Currents
Retail: At Issue
Leading Partnership
Tips to Market on a Budget, Part 2 of 2: Human-to-Human Relationship
Bilder & De Clercq: An Innovation in Eating
Taking Inventory
An Analyst’s Perspective
Managing Consent
Kronos: Serving up Fresh Workforce Management
Advertiser's Index
Retail Quick Tips
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Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - cover1
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Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - Publisher's Desk
Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - 7
Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - Retail Currents
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Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - 11
Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - Retail: At Issue
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Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - Leading Partnership
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Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - An Analyst’s Perspective
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Canadian Retailer - Spring 2015 - Kronos: Serving up Fresh Workforce Management
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