Food Safety Forum: Enhancing Public Trust Among Consumers


How can Canada strengthen public trust in food safety?

Attend our forum to find out.

Recent public opinion polls identify food safety as one of Canadians’ primary concerns with the agri-food system; yet Canada has one of the world’s most stringent regulatory systems. Studies also show that increasingly Canadians lack the basic knowledge and understanding of food safety and proper food handling practices.

Since trust and knowledge go hand-in-hand, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture aims to explore this challenge in an interactive session with various stakeholders, such as government officials, researchers, industry groups, public health leaders and communications experts. Together we’ll consider how improving of food safety awareness can help to enhance consumer confidence, and help reduce food-borne illnesses. Be part of our forum to find out about the latest research on consumer perceptions and best practices, and hear recommendations for the way forward.

Our event will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity’s 2018 Public Trust Summit, an annual event that delves into the many aspects of industry-consumer relationships. Insights from this preceding event will help inform our food safety forum.

Canadian Food Safety Forum
November 14, 2018, 1:30-5:00 pm
Gatineau, QC


The Canadian Food Safety Forum will help to establish a stronger network among food system stakeholders, and generate recommendations for how to move forward. Participants will share perspectives on ways to build public confidence and increase educational efforts on safe food handling.

Agenda highlights

Who should attend?

The forum will host senior representatives from federal, provincial, and municipal agriculture and health departments, as well as industry associations, private companies, academic institutions, and not-for-profit groups. A networking reception will follow the meeting. A complete agenda will be available soon. Spaces are limited. 

How to register

Complete the online registration form to request participation in our event and we will confirm by email.

There is no fee to attend. For more details, contact:

Ryan Halkai
CFA Event Coordinator

Hotel information 

We will host our meeting at the Hilton Lac Leamy Hotel in Gatineau, QCFor hotel accommodations at the preferred rate of $225.00 + taxes, please note the following booking details:

  • Group Code: CVY
  • Group Block Release Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
  • You can make a reservations online, by email, or by phone at 819-790-6444 or toll free at 1-866-488-7888 (ask for the hotel’s room reservation department).