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Eurofins Food Safety Systems Partners with McGill University for Public Food Safety Training for Canadian Food Manufacturers

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Des Moines, IA, June 9, 2016

Eurofins Food Safety Systems (EFSS) and the Food Safety and Quality Program (FSQP) at McGill University are excited to announce a signed agreement to provide co-branded public training for the Canadian food manufacturing industry. The courses include the highly sought-after FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training as well as GFSI benchmarked standard training to SQF and BRC. The partnership is an exceptional pairing as Eurofins and McGill University share a common interest in the success of the Canadian food manufacturing industry.

“We are proud to partner with McGill,” said Gary Smith, Director of Food Safety Systems for Eurofins. “We believe this partnership is a perfect fit for Canadian food manufacturers that need to develop a comprehensive food safety plan.”

The first course offering, the FSMA Preventive Controls course for Human Food, will be held June 27th-29th at McGill’s Macdonald Campus. Additional courses will follow this fall. This collaboration further strengthens Eurofins’ commitment to offer its full service food safety portfolio to the Canadian market and McGill’s pledge to provide professional development to its students and food industry professionals. The parties seek to further promote the cohesion recently recognized by the US and Canada’s food safety regulatory officials. “The new partnership with Eurofins Food Safety Systems represents a further step in the development of the Food Safety and Quality Program as we realize our mission to provide food safety training and information to the Canadian Food Manufacturing Industry,” said Lawrence Goodridge, Director of the FSQP at McGill. “Eurofins is a well-recognized provider of food safety solutions, and by teaming together, we can combine our food safety expertise to deliver a robust educational program to food producers in Canada.”

McGill University, located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and founded in 1821, consistently ranks as Canada’s top University and among the top Universities in the world. The Food Safety and Quality Program was established in 2011 to train students, perform research, and educate the food industry on emerging food safety trends and approaches.

Eurofins Food Safety Systems is recognized for its efforts and capabilities in the field of food safety by primary manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, distributors, and processors. With a full schedule of public and in-house training courses, Eurofins provides the knowledge and expertise essential for the success of these North American trainings.

To learn more about the courses being offered by Eurofins and McGill or for course registration, please visit the online catalog at