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OEH Seminar: The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) examination of residues in various food commodities
Friday, February 5, 2016 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Environmental and Occupational Health
City: Toronto
Type: Seminar
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

This seminar will provide an overview of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) chemical monitoring projects under both the Foods of Plant Origin Program and Dairy Food Safety Program.
Presenter:  Bruce Keown & Robert Blenkinsop

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenters: Bruce Keown & Robert Blenkinsop

Bruce Keown  has been the Food Safety Scientist for Dairy at OMAFRA for 15 years. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Guelph (Hon. BSc and MSc in Microbiology) and he previously worked in various technical areas of the food industry in Canada and the US.  

Robert Blenkinsop is the Horticulture Food Scientist in the Food Inspection Branch at OMAFRA. Robert provides scientific and technical support to a wide range of ministry projects relating to the safety of foods of plant origin. He leads the development and implementation of a variety of scientific studies assessing food safety risks at both the farm and processor level.  Robert holds a PhD in Food Science from the University of Guelph and he previously worked as an R&D scientist for a global food manufacturer, where he led a number of North American product and process development initiatives.

The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (


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Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or

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