Colleen Haskins is the Food Safety Team Lead (Agriculture) with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). She leads a team that provides support to producers and the agriculture industry for safe food production on-farm, through face to face interactions, training and other food safety resources as part of the Food Safety Programs Unit of OMAFRA. Colleen was a Quality Control Manager for a fresh produce packing facility and performed pre-audit inspections for the facility and producer group. She has her Honours Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Guelph and her diploma in Biotechnology from St. Lawrence in College in Kingston.
Provides mentorship on:
-getting started in food safety
-interpreting the requirements of a food safety program
-assessing food safety risks on-farm- tools and resources
-best management practices and mitigation strategies for food safety risks
-preparing for an audit