Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Montreal’s McGill University Launches Food Safety Program

Food Safety Program

The new food safety program comes during a time when our food supply is under scrutiny.

McGill University is serving up a Food Safety and Quality Program (FSQP), based out of their Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

The food safety program will be the first of its kind in Canada, and come from a generous $1.5-million grant from leading food safety researcher and McGill graduate Dr. Ian C. Munro, and his wife Jayne Munro. The University is also kicking in $500,000.

“There is so much horsepower here at McGill. This is the perfect place to launch this major new program,” said Ian Munro.

“I have long wanted to establish a Chair in Food Safety, and McGill is certainly my first choice. Nowhere else in Canada is there a program of this quality and magnitude, delving into food safety issues.”

The program comes during a time when our food supply and quality is under more scrutiny than ever.

“The reality is that food-safety issues have been with us for decades. No one can foretell when the next outbreak will be, and our food comes from so many sources,” said Dr. Chandra A. Madramootoo, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Schools mentioned: McGill University

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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