About Us

Leading the way, Canada’s AgFood Sector is a powerhouse for our economy, contributing over $110 billion to our national GDP and a top employer – with 1 in 8 Canadians working in the industry.

Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC), formerly known as the Food Processing Human Resources Council (FPHRC), is a national & not-for-profit council dedicated to the advancement of Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing industry. Proudly representing food manufacturers of all sizes, in all provinces and from all subsectors of foundational, educational pieces, certifications and skill standards.

As the industry playing field become increasingly more competitive, it’s our honour to be able to serve you in the skills and learning space as well as participating in government funded projects. For more information about us, please visit our website.

We encourage all eligible businesses, no matter where you are on the food safety spectrum, to apply for program funding!

About the On-Farm Food Safety (OFFS) Program

The On-Farm Food Safety (OFFS) Program is a cost-sharing initiative designed to assist in the improvement of British Columbia’s (BC) food safety.
If you have an eligible BC on-farm businesses such as farmers, producers, packers, and ranchers, the program provides up to $10,000 to help you with your food safety projects.

Our goal is to ensure on-farm businesses in BC are the safest across the country and the world.

Funded by Canada Agricultural Partnership (CAP), Your company may use the funds in a variety of ways.

You can:

  • Identify and document food safety risks through a gap-assessment or pre-audit
  • Implement Food Safety Activities;
    • Receive food safety improvement services
    • Upgrade your facility and equipment
  • Achieve a third-party OFFS or HACCP certification through nationally and internationally recognized food safety accreditation bodies.

Meet the Program Manager and the Technical Program Advisor

Program clients will communicate often with the Program Manager, as well as the Technical Program Advisor (TPA). Become acquainted with them both:

Rima Hatoum Ph.D.
Program Manager
rhatoum@fpsc-ctac.com

Manmohan Singh (Minty) Gadhok
Technical Program Advisor (TPA)
mintytpa@fpsc-ctac.com