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Food Safety & Quality

  • Learn about food safety culture, audits and public perception. Prerecorded talk by Dr. Douglas Powell Professor, Food Safety from Kansas State University at the AFPA Food Safety Conference in March 2013 (video)
  • Health Canada's Guidance on Safe Cooking and Handling Labelling for Raw Ground Meat and Raw Ground Poultry
  • Growing Forward Programs/Funding The Growing Forward 2 Food Safety Systems Processor program is open. The purpose of the program is to help food processors invest in new food safety systems or improve existing systems by investing in non-capital items such as food safety program development and implementation, in-house staff training, food safety training or courses, food safety audits, and validation studies. Capital items to support best practices in food safety may include facility modifications, processing equipment with hygienic design, foreign material detection equipment, good manufacturing practices tools such as utensils and bins approved for food use, sanitation equipment. Food safety testing equipment includes water activity meter, pH meter, thermometers, ATP testing equipment and swabs, in house micro-testing equipment, incubator for micro-testing, data loggers, allergen testing equipment, food safety ingredient scale (i.e. nitrites, culture) and its calibration weights. For program details and application form, please visit the Growing Forward 2 website
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*Food and Safety Supervisor – Oliviers Candies (Calgary)
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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*Crust Craft Edmonton Seeking P/T HR Recruiter
Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Crust Craft is looking for a Part Time Human Resource Recruiter (not an agency) that could help with employee recruitment and orientation. This is a part time/casual style position that is ideal for someone that has flexibility with their full time schedule. Not looking for a HR Manager level and it would be not full time.

Dave Nicolson V P Operations E:

13211 – 146 St. Edmonton, AB T5L 4S8

*Sofina Foods Edmonton seeking Quality Assurance Manager
Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sofina Foods is seeking Quality Assurance Managers for our plants in Edmonton (North and South), AB. Reporting to the Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, the QA Manager is responsible for the implementation of, and compliance to all Sofina, governmental and customer quality assurance, regulatory and food safety programs.

Using your many years of experience, you will lead by example so as to properly nurture your team and foster a positive environment that produces consistent successful results. If you have a thirst for knowledge, are open to learning new things, and can take initiative, then we want to speak with you. If this sounds like you, start building your career with Sofina Foods today! At Sofina Foods, you will enjoy working not only for one of Canada's leading manufacturers of primary and value-added protein products, but you'll also be part of a supportive, family-oriented team who take pride in their work. The majority of our employees have been withSofina for many years and have contributed to building a supportive, close-knit atmosphere for all staff. In return for your hard work and commitment, you will also receive: •A competitive salary and benefit package; •Training; •Opportunities for growth. If you share our commitment to integrity, respect and accountability, this is the role for you! Sofina Foods is committed to growth and wants you to join our team - Apply Today at

*Bay for Rent in Edmonton
Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

3700 Sf Bay For Rent in Edmonton, Alberta at 12541-89 Street 3000 Sf of Warehouse 700 Sf of Office 14’ High Ceilings Loading Dock for Body jobs or Pup Trailers 1 Phase & 3 Phase Power Easy access off of Yellowhead Trail & 89 Street Available Immediately Rent $3600.00/month includes gas (based on general heating consumption)

We can also offer the space as ambient cross docking services as well.

Paul Meyer President Royal Food Products 12525-89 Street Edm.,AB. T5B 3X2 office - (780) 474-2313 cell - (780) 497-1069

*Butcher (retail or wholesale) (NOC 6251) (2011 NOC code 6331) Capital Packers Inc
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016

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Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016

A small local food processor is looking for a packaging machine to create packets similar to condiment packets. Please contact Mike at 587-435-2658 or with details.

*Rogers Sugar is hiring a Millwright!
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Rogers Sugar Inc. was established in 1890 and has grown into a leading sugar refining facility that employs over 1000 employees across three plants which are located in Montreal and Vancouver, with a blending facility in Toronto.

The Taber plant is powered by about 140 employees, and is Roger Sugar’s only sugar beet refining factory that uniquely produces 100% Canadian product. The Taber plant is proud to produce zero waste, and is complete with a state-of-the art waste water treatment plant.

About the Town of Taber, AB This Town of Taber, located just 37 minutes from Lethbridge, Alberta boasts many amenities for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike. Taber is also conveniently located approximately an hour away from Medicine Hat, reasonably close to Castle Mountain and Fernie (for avid skiers), and is just 45 minutes from the border. With the amount of sunshine in the area, the town is known as the “Corn Capital of Canada”. In Lethbridge, you will find a full wellness centre at the university to ensure you keep a health work/life balance.

About the Opportunity Currently, our Taber facility is hiring a full-time, permanent Journeyman or Red Seal Millwright in Taber, Alberta. Above all, in addition to holding an acceptable certification, we are looking for a proactive, positive team player with excellent communication skills. A positive “eagle eye” attitude is very important to this role, as you will often be required to assess a situation on a big-picture troubleshooting level before determining the appropriate actions to take. Please apply if you are a lifelong learner who is eager to learn new skills to ensure you are always at the top of your trade.

In order to qualify for this role, you will need to be an AB Journeyman or Red Seal Millwrightwith 3-5 years of experience. It will be an asset if you have any experience with pump maintenance, and have worked in a manufacturing environment, or an industrial food manufacturing environment.

The successful candidate will work shifts that will vary based on the processing and non-processing cycles of the factory.

About the Benefits Our most senior employee has been with the company for over 41 years which is a true testament to our employees' love for their careers at Rogers Sugar! Upon joining the company, you will be given the chance to socialize with fellow staff at regular social events like the annual “Sugar Ball”, our monthly birthday celebration, or the July picnics. This year, you’ll be invited to our new Easter egg hunt event, where family is invited, as well as one additional family, in order to promote community inclusivity.

In exchange for all your hard work and determination, you will be rewarded with the following: •Defined Benefit pension plan;

•Medical;•Dental;•Vision;•Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, AD&D, and Long Term Disability; and •Negotiable relocation assistance for the right candidate.

If you have what it takes and want to join a supportive company, please apply now!

Please read the FULL job description or apply online at

*Edmonton HACCP Coordinator
Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A privately owned, federally inspected, company located in Edmonton, Alberta is seeking a HACCP Coordinator. The position will involve the individual to maintain the existing fully established FSEP and SQF systems, participate in the day to day responsibilities within the food safety system and provide assistance to the QA Manager.


•Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or related field. •Minimum 3 – 5 years of HACCP/GFSI experience in the food industry. •Working knowledge of quality assurance principles, CFIA meat processing regulations and GFSI standards is an asset. •Must be able to manage and effectively follow up on multiple projects and assignments and meeting all deadlines. •A team player, capable to work independently and under supervision. •Possess good observational skills and have aptitude for attention to detail. •Strong interpersonal and communication skills •Flexible working hours and days. •Good oral and written and communication skills. •Possess the ability to work effectively in a team environment and develop positive relationships with the CFIA inspectors. •Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel and Word. •Proficient in computer software programs such as inventory/traceability software, manufacturing software and Microsoft Office.

*** The ideal candidate will be a tech savvy individual with the desire to learn new skills.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and copy of any credentials (degree, certificates) in confidential to

*Crust Craft, Edmonton seeking Sanitation Manager
Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Crust Craft is a Research and Development-driven commercial bakery that specializes in the manufacturing of specialty breads and pizza crust products. This challenging role will report directly to the V.P. Operations. Crust Craft has a dynamic team of professionals that produce high quality results in a fast-paced environment. Crust Craft is seeking a career oriented, self motivated individual to direct the Sanitation Operations of the commercial baking facility. The facility is maintained to a Global Food Safety Standard (British Retail Consortium). Crust Craft has a “AA Rating” of this standard. This position requires good leadership, supervisory, organizational and basic mechanical skills. This individual must be team orientated, have good interpersonal skills and attention to detail. Flexibility in scheduling and availability are mandatory. This position is considered a management position. Crust Craft offers competitive wages and benefits and a great working environment. Please submit resume with cover letter, complete with salary expectation and employment date availability. Submit resumes to

*Head Butcher (retail and wholesale) (NOC 6251) (2011 NOC 6331)
Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

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*Honey Bunny in Guy, AB is seeking Plant Manger and QA
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016

A)Plant Manager duties include:

Background in Honey would be an asset but not a requisite Must be able to plan/schedule production dates Have a background in food safety and HACCP Mechanically Inclined Can implement systems ( 3rd party audit criteria) Team Leader that can work alongside current staff Must be willing to relocate in the Peace River/ Smoky River region

B) QA individual:

Must have experience/background in Food Can help create and implement a HACCP/Organic Plan Establish a coding/lot #ing system for the Organic beehives Work closely with Plant manager ( 3rd party audit criteria) Maintain all records and SOP manuals Must be willing to relocate to the Peace River/Smoky River region

Salaries/wages are negotiable depending on experience

Interested parties send resumes to:

*Distribution and plant capacity Edmonton - All Asian Fresh
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

All Asian Fresh does fresh food prep for food service and retail. They would like to offer their prep and processing capabilities to companies needing fresh food prep. They also have capacity for fresh food refrigerated distribution in the urban centres in Alberta.

There are many ways to meet the needs of our community. Very often, delicious and convenient food is often the first thing on the list. [AAF] adds it’s own products to store shelves daily. Our services extend beyond our own lines of fresh products though. So—we’re letting you in on a secret—we partner with vendors with a passion for food and business. Our team can help streamline your preparation, refrigeration and distribution. In taking away the expense, overhead, and stress of fulfillment, you can focus on quality, creativity, and growth.

Food preparation is artful, and fulfilling, but it’s also best when it’s ruthlessly efficient. Our experience yields economies of effort and time. We can likely improve the prep of your product and ensure allergen-free products. Efficiency can free up time, and revenue, and open up new opportunities. This is just the start!

We have created a system that’s an open socket—you just plug into it. You are given support in areas where vendors can have challenges. Refrigerated delivery is one of those challenges. You need assurances that your superb food stays that way—fresh, and tasty. We can ensure your product is it’s own best advertisement. Talk to us about our areas of service—you’ll find it extensive.

There is so much potential in our communities and in our systems are set up for partnerships—so let’s get busy! We invite you to find out more. From packaging to design and labelling—everything you need to bootstrap your enterprise or take an existing brand to the next level.

Contact Malik Z. Talib

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