The Hamilton Section of the American Society for Quality



January 2008

Editor -
Adam Kossowski



DATE:  Thursday, January 17, 2008


Foo Ho Chinese Cuisine, 348 Plains Rd East, Burlington
(See map below)


6:00 pm Cash Bar, Networking and Registration
7:00 pm Buffet Dinner

8:00 pm

Welcoming and Presentation

Charge: $30 includes Dinner and Presentation.  $10 for Presentation only.

Non-member guests are welcome

Food Safety & HACCP Systems at Tim Hortons

Safe food is important to Canadians and maintaining the safety of Canada's food supply is a shared responsibility among government, industry and consumers. HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) is an internationally recognized pro-active food safety system founded in the 1960’s which is currently experiencing renewed focus following recent food safety scares.  

This presentation will review quality systems at Tim Hortons with a focus on Food Safety and quality management and the principles behind HACCP. The presentation will also review recent product recalls.

Julie Ashmore, Quality Assurance Specialist,
TDL Group (Tim Hortons)

Quality Assurance Specialist for the TDL Group Corp. (Tim Hortons) for the past 2 years.

Graduated from The University of Nottingham (UK) with a BSc (Honours) in Food Science, specializing in Food Microbiology. Has worked in manufacturing (bakery, confectionary and meat) and food service for 15 years, in food safety and quality functions.

Participating senior member of ASQ (Certified HACCP Auditor). Provided input for the CHA workshop in Minnesota over the summer. Member Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK). Member of American Chemical Society.







Meeting Location:

Foo Ho Chinese Cuisine,
348 Plains Rd East,


For catering purposes, if attending the dinner, it is important 
that you e-mail Olga Delvecchio at
by noon on Friday, January 11, 2008
and provide your name and phone number.

Jobs and Ads Web Page

Check out our Jobs & Ads web page - link on side bar - for employment opportunities in the quality field.  
ASQ Hamilton members seeking employment or a career change can also have their resumes posted in the Classified section of our Jobs and Ads web page. There is no charge for this service to our members. Resumes (MS Word preferred) should be sent to the Webmaster at

Other Upcoming Events


Location Date Details:

Building a Better Business System
- Carolyn Macdonald, CMAC

ASQ Toronto

Jan 9, 2008
Quality and the Nuclear Renaissance
- Mike Austreng, CANDU
ASQ Toronto Feb 13, 2008

ASQ Classroom Training

ASQ offers classroom training in Toronto periodically on a variety of topics.  
For details and location of training courses scheduled for January and February, 2008, 
click on the following links:

      ·        Lean Enterprise—January 21-22, 2008

·        Introduction to Quality Engineering—February 4-8, 2008

·        Systematic Problem Solving for Sustained Improvement With Quality Tools—February 11-12, 2008

.      Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Refresher—February 27-29, 2008


Web-based CQE Practice Exams

 The Hamilton ASQ section recently launched a complimentary web-based e-learning solution for candidates wishing to become ASQ-Certified Quality Engineers (CQE). For further details, click here.


Certification Study Materials Available for Loan

The Hamilton Section Executive is pleased to make Certification Examination preparation materials available to our membership.  Section members can sign-out these resources, free of charge. Resources include study materials for:  CQT, CQM, CQA, CQIA, CRE, CMI, and CSQ.  These are not the ASQ's latest versions of the certification body of knowledge, but they will serve to give a good overview of the material and help members determine the scope and focus of each certification.  (Members are encouraged to obtain the latest versions prior to completing their studies in order to ensure that they are completely up-to-date.)

To borrow these materials, please contact Jane Devries  The materials will be available for 3-month loans on a first come, first served basis, and can be picked up at section meetings.

If you have materials that you would like to offer for the Section library, please also contact Jane.


New Quality Progress Magazine One Month Away

ASQ’s redesigned Quality Progress magazine will debut with the January issue. Both the print and the online versions of the magazine will have a new look and features. The 2006 readership study revealed readers’ desire to be able to search for and browse QP contents topically.

"The new functionality of addresses this need perfectly. Users will be able to browse by topic, sort, store, and send articles quickly and easily," explained Seiche Sanders, Quality Progress editor. The redesigned Web site will also include Web-only content, daily news headlines, and new tools and interactive features.


The ASQ Hamilton Section Newsletter is posted online about six times per year
to announce upcoming Section meetings, plant tours and other events of interest to members.

The newsletter will also be sent electronically only to those members who have agreed
to receive Section information by e-mail. The newsletter will no longer be distributed by regular mail.

IMPORTANT: To ensure that you receive your copy, as well as special announcements of ASQ events in between issues, check your ASQ profile at www.asq.orgLog in and type the word profile in the search box. Then select My Account: Update Your My ASQ Profile, and verify that your correct e-mail address is included in your profile.