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Sylvain Fournaise, DMV, M. Sc.
Vice President, Food Safety and Technical Services

Olymel S.E.C/L. P.


Dr. Fournaise is Vice President of Food Safety and Technical Services at Olymel, which he joined on April 1st, 1998.

He has a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine completed at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Saint-Hyacinthe, and a Masters in Food Science and Technology completed at Université Laval.

For more than 20 years at Olymel, he orchestrated the development and implementation of corporate programs such as food quality and safety management, animal well-being, crisis management and business continuity, product traceability, facility biosecurity, SQF certification, etc.

He now leads a team responsible for the quality assurance and food safety programs throughout the plants, including pork and poultry slaughtering processing, veterinary service and animal well-being, regulatory affairs linked to food processing, labelling, export, biosecurity and traceability. He is also responsible for relations with the regulatory bodies of the various governments.

He is also very involved in numerous committees of various associations including the Canadian Meat Council, Canadian Eggs and Poultry Processors Council, Canadian Pork Council, Les Éleveurs de porcs du Québec, Food and Beverage Canada and many others.


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