Today is day 2 of the HACCP II course taking place at our Innovation Centre in Bible Hill. Pictured below is the lovely group of folks from NS and NB who took the HACCP I course earlier this week. If you'd like to take HACCP I or II you're in luck because we will be running them both twice in 2019. April and October. Start making your plans. ... See MoreSee Less
You are a trained HACCP team member. You understand the importance of producing safe food and are key to maintaining your company’s food safety management system. But when did you last test your understanding of HACCP? Need a refresher? Perennia is offering a 4 hour HACCP refresher training on October 15 in Truro. Deadline to register is September 27. For more details see www.perennia.ca/event/haccp-refresher-training/... See MoreSee Less
HACCP Refresher Training Registration Deadline: September 27, 2018 Overview You are a trained HACCP team member. You understand the importance of producing safe food and are key to maintaining your co...
A two-day course is being offered to prepare you for writing the provincial certification examination.
Mon-Tues Oct 29-30, Berwick Fire Hall, 8:30-4:30
All exam topics are covered. The provincial exam may be provided on the second day of the course only if we have sufficient registration numbers. Otherwise the exam will have to be written at a NS Environment office on their posted date. Be advised that taking a course is NOT required before writing the exam, but most people find it helpful. The course will be modified to meet the requirements for all participants who are in attendance - agriculture, landscape, greenhouse, vendors, etc.
Certified applicators may attend the first day only for 6.0 Continuing Education PRCP points (T1600). Bring your certification card.
Lunch & breaks on your own. A manual is provided. Bring a pen and a cheap calculator. You may NOT use your cell phone for the exam. All 1-day registrations (PRCP) are $95 (includes HST). Bring your certification card. All 2-day courses are $175 (includes HST). Course payment is at the door; cash or cheque (or e-transfer) payable to Marbicon Inc. The provincial exam, if offered, is an extra fee ($66.35), payable by cheque only, to the Minister of Finance.
For further information or to pre-register, contact Jim Jotcham at email@example.com or (902) 538-7101.
Additional courses & locations for spring 2019 will be announced in the new year. ... See MoreSee Less
Put the pedal to the metal and accelerate your NS agri-food or beverage business
Perennia launches new Agri-Food Accelerator program in partnership with federal and provincial governments under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement.
We are introducing a comprehensive market access, food safety, and product development/improvement accelerator program. These programs consist of matching funding support, information and advice, and skills development, and will support Nova Scotia-based agriculture producers and agri-food and beverage processors. There are three components: • Component #1 Enhancing the Retail Success Capabilities of Nova Scotia’s Food Industry • Component # 2 Market Access Accelerator Programs - Opening New Markets Through Food Safety Education and Support • Component # 3 Product Development Accelerator Programs - Improving and Developing New Products for Market Success
Information on all components of the program can be found at www.perennia.ca/acceleratorprogram/. Some aspects of components two and three have October 31, 2018 deadlines. This is a three year program with funding caps allocated to each year. Applications will be reviewed in a timely manner and funds allocated as applications are approved; funds for some parts of the program may be allocated quickly. ... See MoreSee Less
Rainy days are good days to be doing lab work. Some days it could be measuring the Brix (or sugar content) of the juice from ripening grapes (as in the pictures below) or it could be checking for aphids on strawberry leaves or in the contents of traps from strawberry fields. ... See MoreSee Less
In four months food businesses may need a licence to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial borders. They may also need a preventive control plan and traceability records. Find out what requirements will apply to your business when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations come into force on January 15, 2019. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has interactive tools and timelines to help you. Sign up for My CFIA now so you can apply for the licence when it becomes available: inspection.gc.ca/MyCFIA. To learn more about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, visit inspection.gc.ca/SafeFood. ... See MoreSee Less
It's a two-day event being held here in NS with high profile guest speakers about getting more of your product in more shopping carts more often. Events like this don't happen every day in Nova Scotia! For all the details go to www.skufood.com/... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever heard this from your retail category manager? Or perhaps you are dreading hearing this. If so Surviving and Thriving in the Food Business is for you. To find out more about this exciting course watch this short video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps2lXvaBLqY&feature=youtu.behis course is for businesses in Nova Scotia that are already at retail and what to up their game. This training will assess your current product, support a n... ... See MoreSee Less
Paul Illsley and Bill Livingstone from the Applied Geomatics Research group at NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences joined Francisco Diez in the vineyard earlier this week. The trio was using drones in terroir study plots to calculate the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for each. The NDVI will help determine if management inputs have been effective in creating optimal conditions in the terroir study plots. This technology is a standardized way to measure healthy vegetation and can be useful to help determine potential problem areas within a vineyard. ... See MoreSee Less