Fresh Off the Vine News from WaudWare!

Welcoming Our Newest PICS Customer – Guardados… Guardados, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee is a fresh produce wholesaler, specializing in fresh fruits such as hass avocados, limes and lemons. They also have an extensive line of fresh vegetables including cabbage, peppers, onions tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, cilantro, carrots, radish sprouts, corn and potatoes. Welcome to WaudWare, Guardados!…Read More

Software Designed With Your Fresh Produce Business in Mind!

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… The compliance date for fresh fruit and vegetable requirements under the Safe Foods for Canadian Act (SFCR) is quickly approaching – January 15, 2020. CPMA says they are expecting CFIA to move from an education strategy to an enforcement strategy sometime within the first 6 months of 2020.…Read More

WaudWare’s Fall Updates!

Introducing our Newest PICS Customer, Fresh Express Ltd., Mississauga… Fresh Express Ltd. services the needs of major supermarkets and foodservice establishments in and around Toronto and the GTA. Fresh Express Ltd. is one of the top wholesalers of organic and conventional produce. For over 15 years, the Fresh Express Ltd. team have been distributing only…Read More

Fresh Produce Industry News from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association…

Safe Food For Canadians Regulations – Traceability. CFIA Releases Guidance, Including Lot Guidance. CFIA recently released updated guidance on traceability requirements (see the notification below which includes a link to the document). A link to “lot” in the document includes the following: Lot code The term “lot code” is not specifically defined in the Safe…Read More

Customizable Fresh Produce Software with Built-In Traceability!

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… The Produce Traceability Initiative Technology Working Committee will be having a meeting for the first time in many months in October. There is increased pressure to make sure everyone in the industry is ready to be able to trace produce if/when there are recalls. This is due to…Read More

September’s 3rd Party Software We Use and Recommend…

This month we’re featuring CIS – Continuous Improvement Software… a comprehensive management software solution for full compliance with SQF / FSSC 22000 / ISO 22000 / HACCP / GFSI  / SFCR / FSMA regulations. Most WaudWare customers need to have a comprehensive Food Safety plan. Some also need to maintain other certifications like HACCP, Global…Read More

News from the Fresh Produce Sector…

CPMA Releases a Fabulous New Recruitment Video, “I Am Produce”. A recently released video from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association was created to target students and young professionals by increasing their awareness of the diverse and exciting careers that exist in the fresh produce industry. This heart-warming video highlights the amazing people working in our…Read More

Complete Inventory and Accounting Software for Fresh Produce with Automatic Traceability! 

Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software by WaudWare has everything you need to manage your fresh produce business, no matter the size of your enterprise. PICS was designed to flexibly and effectively handle all your day to day critical business operations including buying, selling, production, growing, brokerage, accounting, security, and management information. User-friendly PICS Software…Read More

CPMA Plastics Packaging Working Group Hosts Successful Meetings in Toronto

New CPMA Plastics Packaging Working Group… Everyone at WaudWare was thrilled to read this bulletin on the new CPMA Plastics Packaging Working Group and see so many familiar names on the list of participants. CPMA says, “Plastic packaging is currently the subject of significant debate, both in Canada and globally. From a G7 perspective, efforts…Read More

What an Effective Document Management System Can Do For Your Business!

Guest Blogger, Bill Horricks, P.Eng, MBA, Vice President & Founder of Horricks Management Group, Canadian representative of CIS – Continuous Improvement Software shares expert advice on what to look for in a document management system. No matter the industry, document management is the foundation of all Quality Management Systems (QMS). Far more than simple record-keeping,…Read More