Summary of Expertise, Affiliations and Interests of the Members of the Food Expert Advisory Committees

As a condition of appointment, members are required to publicly disclose a summary of their affiliations and interests.

List of Sectors, Expertise and Interests for Food Expert Advisory Committee (FEAC)

Sector:

  • Health Professional/Regulatory
  • Patient/Consumer
  • Research/Academia
  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food Microbiology
  • Chemical Safety
  • Toxicology
  • Food Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Public Health

1. Direct financial interests

  1. Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.

2. Indirect financial interests

  1. Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  2. Within the past five years, materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at conferences or meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided by the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  3. Within the last three years, grants or other funding from the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate, to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.

3. Intellectual interests

  1. Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  2. Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  3. Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

4. Other

  1. Any other affiliations and interests or potential circumstances that might give a well-informed member of the public reasonable apprehension or grounds for concern regarding the integrity and objectivity of your participation.

Summary of Responses from Members

Ms. Marilyn Allen

Sector:

  • Patient/Consumer

Expertise:

  • Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis

Interests:

  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (2b) Within the past five years, materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at conferences or meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided by the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Was a contributing author on "The Role of Food Labels on Accidental Exposure in Food Allergic Individuals in Canada"- 2010.
  • Anaphylaxis Canada - act as a consultant on allergen labelling and allergen risk management concerns. Consult with their Corporate Members on related allergen issues e.g. patient perspective, training staff on allergen awareness and working with consumer response groups to help them understand the needs of the allergic consumer.
  • Act as an occasional volunteer advisor on allergen issues for Global Food Safety Resources an on-line communication tool for the food industry.

Dr. Stéphane Bayen

Sector:

  • Research/Academia

Expertise:

  • Chemical Safety
  • Food Analysis
  • Toxicology

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Indirect Financial: Within the last three years, grants or other funding from the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate, to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, McGill University.
  • Colleagues in the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry at McGill have research contracts and patents with industry (mostly food industry). There is no direct implication.
  • Provided formal advice to various governmental agencies in Singapore, including Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority, the National Environment Agency and the National Parks Board of Singapore.
  • Many published articles in relation to food safety.
  • Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
  • Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST).
  • Member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Ms. Anne Birks

Sector:

  • Consumer/Patient

Expertise:

  • Public Health

Interests:

  • (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Member of the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health (OSNPPH).

Mr. Jonathan Clifford

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Food Science
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Toxicology

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Indirect Financial: (2c) Within the last three years, grants or other funding from the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate, to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Employed by Unilever Canada Inc.
  • Director at the Vegetable Oil Industry of Canada (VOIC)
  • Input given at stakeholder consultations and input via Unilvever and via trade associations
  • Speaker at various speaker engagements regarding regulatory affairs, novel foods in particular
  • Professional or volunteer affiliations include the Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC), IE Canada (Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters), Program in Food Safety, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs (PFSNRA) at the University of Toronto, and the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST)

Ms. Krista Coventry

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Regulatory Affairs

Interests:

  • Intellectual: (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (CAPRA).
  • Vice President of the Natural Health Product Research Society (NHPRS) of Canada.
  • Member of Seneca College Ad Hoc Programming Committee for Natural Health Products Training Program.
  • Member of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) Food Regulatory Advisory Council.
  • Member of the International Regulatory Affairs Committee for the Global Organization for EPA + DHA (GOED)

Dr. Susan Elliott

Sector:

  • Population Health

Expertise:

  • Population Health

Interests:

  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate
  • Intellectual:(3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate.

Comments:

  • Co-Principal Investigator - Health Canada supported national surveys on food allergy in Canada.  This was research support only, used to support data collection.  Support has ceased as of March 2, 2016.
  • Canadian food allergy researcher and has given many public talks at conferences.
  • Author on several publications related to food allergy.

Dr. Anna Farmer, Co-Chair

Sector:

  • Health Professional/Regulatory

Expertise:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Public Health

Interests:

  • (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Member of Dietitians of Canada, College of Dietitians of Alberta, Canadian Nutrition Society, and Canadian Obesity Network.

Mr. Mark FeDuke

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • International / Cross-Border Food Trade

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Employed by VLM Foods Inc.
  • Honoraria received for writing a brief summary of Canadian import food regulatory information for the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers as part of their Certified Trade Compliance Specialist education training material.
  • Member of a U.S. Customs advisory group subcommittee.
  • Provided testimony before the U.S. National Organic Standards Board.
  • Spoken at food safety conferences focusing on the import regulatory provisions of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act.
  • VLM’s representative to two trade associations; Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E. Canada) and American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI).

Dr. Sylvain Fournaise

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Food Microbiology
  • Toxicology
  • Food Science
  • Epidemiology

Interests:

  • Intellectual: (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Member of the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec

Dr. Lawrence Goodridge

Sector:

  • Research/Academia  

Expertise:

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Public Health

Interests:

  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate.

Comments:

  • Partnership with the University of Guelph and the Retail Council of Canada.  Providing ongoing scientific commentary on food safety regulations.

Ms. Lucie Granger

Sector:

  • Patient/Consumer

Expertise:

  • Public Health

Interests:

  • (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Director General of the Association pour la santé publique du Canada, member of the Canadian Public Health Association and Co-Chair of the Network of Provincial/Territorial Public Health Associations. Member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés (Order of chartered administrators) and the Maison des leaders du Québec.
  • Volunteer member of the Conseil consultatif d'urbanisme (Urban planning advisory committee) for the borough of Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension.
  • Member of the consortium for the Journées annuelles de santé publique (Annual public health days) and the Financing committee.
  • Occasional media spokesperson on subjects related to "sustainable health".
  • Has been involved in a number of consultations, including the Lobbying Act, Governmental prevention policy, Sustainable development strategic plan, at the invitation of the WHO Executive Board, Office of International Affairs for the Health portfolio.

Dr. Richard Holley

Sector:

  • Research/Academia

Expertise:

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Science

Interests:

  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (2b) Within the past five years, materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at conferences or meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided by the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (2c) Within the last three years, grants or other funding from the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate, to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Vantage Foods, Coquitlam, BC. Consultant.
  • Speaking engagements for International Livestock Congress, Canadian Meat Council and Conference Board of Canada.
  • Principal Investigator for research project (meat irradiation) support for the Beef Cattle Research Council.
  • Participated in the Weatherill investigation, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) expert advisory committee, Agriculture and Food Safety sub-Committee, Commons Committee on Agriculture, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the CFIA and of the Manitoba Agriculture Food Safety Committee.
  • Member of the International Association of Food Protection, Ontario Food Protection Association, American Society of Microbiology, Canadian Meat Science Association and Institute of Food Technologists.
  • Is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Dr. Francis Law

Sector:

  • Research/Academia

Expertise:

  • Chemical Safety
  • Herbal Products
  • Public Health
  • Risk Assessment of Food
  • Toxicology

Interests:

Comments:

Mrs. Lorraine McIntyre

Sector:

  • Health Professional/Regulatory

Expertise:

  • Epidemiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Risk Assessment
  • Food Science

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Secretary of a national working group with industry, BC Shellfish Growers Association and various levels of government;  chaired two local provincial working groups, and participant in intersectorial working group on Vibrio parahaemolyticus issues.
  • Participant of a working group with various levels of government on domoic acid issues.
  • Led development of industry food donation guidelines and sous vide guidelines with stakeholders.
  • Author of scientific papers and publications, food safety notes and food issue risk assessments on bccdc.ca site.
  • Interviewed on food safety, summer 2014.
  • Presented at BCFPA conference Nov 7, 2016 on fermentation food safety; BC agri-seafood conference Nov 17, 2016 on food traceablility.
  • Member of the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP).
  • Member and past Director - local affiliate, B.C. Food Protection Association.

Ms. Lisa Mina

Sector:

  • Consumer/Patient

Expertise:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Strategic Planning

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Principal, FoodHealth.
  • Employed by Maple Leaf Foods.
  • Provided formal input into the proposed nutrition labelling regulations and regulations on mechanically tenderized beef.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation of Dietetic Research.
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Rainbow Food Education Foundation.
  • Member of the Dietitians of Canada.
  • Participated in the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on Product of Canada Labelling and sub-committee on Food Safety on Canada’s Food Safety System.

Mr. Grant Morrison

Sector:

  • Health Professional/Regulatory

Expertise:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Science
  • Quality Assurance, Food Labeling, Agricultural Supply Chain

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (2b) Within the past five years, materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at conferences or meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided by the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate. Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate.

Comments:

  • Worked for PepsiCo.

Dr. Keith Mussar (Co-Chair)

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Chemical Safety
  • Food Science
  • Biotechnology

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (2b) Within the past five years, materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at conferences or meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided by the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.

Comments:

  • Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E.Canada). Identified potential implications of regulatory initiatives and policy on food import sector and advanced I.E.Canada member considerations to Health Canada through submissions. Financial support provided by I.E.Canada.
  • President Keith Mussar & Associates a food consultancy whose clients include national and provincial food and animal feed trade associations and private sector companies.
  • Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Humber College.
  • Stocks in Cadbury Schweppes.
  • Consulted with Kellogg Canada Inc. (KCI) on a potential health claim, served as liaison between Health Canada and KCI.
  • Member Environment-Health Canada Chemicals Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Council.
  • Member CFIA's ad hoc Industry Advisory Committee.

Mrs. Karen Proud

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Consumer Health Product Regulation
  • Food Science
  • Inspection/Enforcement
  • Policy Development
  • Public Health
  • Regulatory/Legislation Development

Interests:

  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (2b) Within the past five years, materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at conferences or meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided by the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Previously a registered lobbyist for the Retail Council of Canada.
  • Developed policies and positing statements on behalf of the food industry and spoke publicly regarding issues concerning food safety and the regulation of food.
  • President of the Consumer Health Products Association and registered to lobby on behalf of its members.

Ms. Vida Stevens

Sector:

  • Patient/Consumer

Expertise:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Public Health
  • International and Multicultural Foods Expertise

Interests:

  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Interviewed occasionally by media on the prevention of nutrition-related chronic diseases eg hypertension, diabetes.
  • Developing and testing cultural relevant training materials for African Canadian Diabetes Prevention Program.
  • A member of the College of Dietetics of Ontario, Dietitians of Canada, the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (USA) and the Advocacy for Black Health Workgroup.
  • A member of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto Child Poverty.
  • Chairperson of Board of Directors of Parkdale Golden Age Foundation.

Ms. Phyllis Tanaka

Sector:

  • Health Professional/Regulatory

Expertise:

  • Food for Special Dietary Uses
  • Food Labelling
  • Nutritional Science
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Framework

Interests:

  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Witness on behalf of Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) to the Senate Committee studying obesity issues (2015).
  • Former member of the Sodium Working Group.
  • Former member of Ontario Healthy Kids Panel.
  • Current member of the FEAC Ad hoc committee on sodium.
  • Interviewed by Fifth Estate (2014) on sugars.
  • On behalf of FCPC addressed media queries on food and nutrition issues over the past 5 years.

Summary of Responses from ad hoc Members

Ms. Mary Ann Binnie

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Food Microbiology

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Represented the Canadian Meat Council on the Multi-Stakeholder Working Group on Sodium Reduction for a fee from fall 2007 to December 2010 and continue to assist the Council with the implementation of the sodium reduction targets for processed meat products;
  • Member of the Ontario and London Home Economics Associations;
  • Chair, International Meat Secretariat's Human Nutrition and Health Committee;
  • Member of the Network on Healthy Eating;
  • Member of the Canadian Nutrition Society;
  • Member of Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education.

Dr. Norman Campbell

Sector:

  • Research/Academia

Expertise:

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Indirect Financial: (2a) Within the past five years, payment from regulated industry for work done or being done, including past employment, contracts or consulting; or financial support including research support, personal education grants, contributions, fellowships, sponsorships, and honoraria, of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (2b) Within the past five years, materials, discounted products, gifts, or other benefits, or attendance at conferences or meetings where all or part of the travel and accommodation costs were provided by the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • HSFC CIHR Chair in hypertension prevention and control. This provides salary support for me and operating expenses to lead efforts to prevent and control hypertension;
  • I receive occasional honoraria for speaking about the prevention and control of hypertension from non-government charitable health care professional and scientific organizations. The honoraria funds account for less than 2% of my income. My salary support stipulates I am not allowed to accept funds from commercial entities;
  • Volunteer consultant and/or committee member for Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Pan American Organization and World Health Organization and most major Canadian scientific and health care professional organizations relating to nutrition and Health.
  • Often speak and make statements on policy related to dietary sodium and ancillary policies (food labeling, marketing foods to children, package labeling, etc.). My CV lists my talks and publications including timing and locations. There are approximately 40 talks and 20 publications a year, most of which are relevant to this question in the last 6 years.
  • HSFC CIHR Chair in hypertension prevention and control. Member Hypertension Canada, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Canadian Society of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association. Chair, Hypertension advisory committee (a committee of 13 national health care professionals and scientific organizations).
  • President, World Hypertension League.

Mrs. Sherry Casey

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Food Science

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.

Comments:

  • Employed with Loblaw Companies Limited;
  • Member of Industry Associations as part of work for Loblaw (CCFN, RCC, CCGD, IE Canada & Bakery Council);
  • Provided various input to government discussion documents.

Mrs. Carol Dombrow

Sector:

  • Health Professional/Regulatory

Expertise:

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Public Health

Interests:

  • Intellectual: (3c) Current professional or volunteer affiliations such as membership of professional/scientific societies, trade associations, lobbying, public interest or advocacy groups, that may have an interest in the mandate and work of the FEAC.
  • Other: (4a) Any other affiliations and interests or potential circumstances that might give a well-informed member of the public reasonable apprehension or grounds for concern regarding the integrity and objectivity of your participation.

Comments:

  • Media interviews on sodium for radio, the web and print.
  • Member of Ontario Collaborative Group for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity - advocacy group and the Design Team for the Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy.
  • Co-Chair of Network for Healthy Eating, Health Canada.
  • Member of College of Dietitians of Ontario and Dietitians of Canada.
  • Employed by Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Mr. Paul Hetherington

Sector:

  • Industry

Expertise:

  • Sodium use and reduction challenges in the Baking Industry

Interests:

  • Direct Financial: (1a) Current employment, investments in companies, partnerships, equity, royalties, joint ventures, trusts, real property, stocks, shares or bonds, with the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate.
  • Indirect Financial: (2c) Within the last three years, grants or other funding from the regulated industry, of relevance to the FEAC mandate, to any of the organizations where you are currently employed or participate in internal decision making.
  • Intellectual: (3a) Within the last five years, any formal advice or opinion to industry; a Canadian federal, provincial or municipal government; a foreign government; or a non-government organization, on a matter of relevance to the FEAC mandate. (3b) Within the past five years, any published or publicly stated point of view, including speeches, lobbying, scientific papers, articles, journals, other publications, or Web sites, on issues of relevance to the FEAC mandate.

Comments:

  • Since 1997 I have been employed by the Baking Association of Canada, the national trade association for the countries baking industry. The baking industry's products are included in the national sodium reduction initiative;
  • We receive annual sponsorships from member companies associated with our event production. The list of companies and their amounts is quite extensive ranging from a few hundred dollars to thousands;
  • As per my paid advocacy responsibilities I have been both requested by Health Canada and proactively made comments on numerous issues that may fall under the Committee's responsibility. These include but are not limited to nutrition labelling, allergen labelling, acrylamide, enzymes, food additives, novel foods, trans fat reduction, sodium reduction, food additive labelling and approvals, health claims, whole grain definition, mycotoxin levels in wheat. These comments have included Standing Committee on Health Presentations Feb. 07 & May.08 on trans fats, membership on the Trans Fat Task Force and membership on the Sodium Working Group.
  • Public statements have been made on all the issues identified above via speeches at industry meetings, industry publications or written submissions to Health Canada.
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