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2014 GFSS Symposium




11th Annual Symposium

Food Safety-There’s an App for That!

It has never been so easy to quickly and widely distribute information by anyone to everyone.  The evolution of social media has enabled our society to be more connected, aware and engaged.  This is a monumental benefit for risk and crisis communications, but not without disadvantages: greater demand for even more rapid dissemination of facts and the challenge of reversing a mountain of misinformation from various sources.   As these communications tools evolve, food safety professionals are seeking other ways to best utilize these tools, such as using restaurant reviews to track foodborne illnesses.  This year’s Symposium will examine some of the lessons and best practices in the social media dialogue about food safety.

Objective of the Symposium:

To bring together people from the Guelph Food Safety network and others who are interested in the risk management approach to food safety, in order to learn more about this topic, discuss issues of common interest and broaden networks.

This year’s Symposium will examine some of the lessons and best practices in the social media dialogue about food safety.

This is a free event but you must register to attend. You will receive an email confirmation when your registration has been processed. Please print your attendance confirmation and bring it with you to the registration table on
October 22nd .

A webcast option is also available.
Registration will close Friday, October 17th at 5:00 PM. There is no on-site registration.
To register for the Symposium or the webcast, please see:
If you have any questions, email 
Symposium Agenda will be available soon and will be posted on the registration site.






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