Our Team


Janet Hwang

With over 24 years in the food industry and a BSc (Food Science) from the University of British Columbia, Janet brings her clients a breadth of knowledge and expertise from both sides of the
regulatory arena.


Based in British Columbia, Janet managed programs in food safety, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance for small and medium food companies for 12 years before joining the CFIA. Janet spent the next 12 years as a government inspector assessing preventive control plans (PCP) and executing national and international food investigations and recalls with large corporations across Canada.


Seeing companies struggle to navigate the regulatory framework, Janet’s goal as a consultant is to help companies overcome their challenges with Canadian food regulations and licensing. Her enthusiasm is matched by her drive to find solutions to fit client needs so companies can focus on building their businesses with confidence that the regulatory aspects are covered.

Katarina Smolkova

Meet Katarina Smolkova, a food regulatory specialist at the Canadian Food Consulting Agency (CFCA). With over 10 years of experience in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Katarina brings a wealth of knowledge to the CFCA team. During her tenure with the CFIA, Katarina held various roles, including inspector and supervisor, allowing her to gain a well-rounded understanding of the regulatory landscape.

Katarina’s expertise lies in food labeling and she has a proven track record as a member of the Toronto Fair Labeling division at the CFIA. Her extensive knowledge in this area makes her a valuable asset to the CFCA and clients alike. With her experience and dedication to the field, clients can trust that their food labeling needs will be met with the highest level of professionalism and regulatory compliance.