International collaboration

International collaboration is essential because Canada feeds far more non-Canadians than Canadians.

Not only are food exports a major economic driver, but Canada also imports a significant amount of food for its population, making international collaboration central to the food system. This is why our mandate is to set in motion a centralized curriculum development for food safety and implement a delivery mechanism throughout academic institutions and private sector training organizations. Canada will then be in a position to effectively share this curriculum framework with international food suppliers to help them emulate a similar quality of food production.

Food safety standards and practices vary from one country to the next, but helping international markets prioritize discipline, standardization and uniformity within food processing plants is what Safe Food Canada can offer through international learning partnerships.

We are happy to see borders blur as we collaborate closely with the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand.