Support for Fresh Produce Businesses During COVID-19 and Always!

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud…  As businesses in the fresh produce industry pivot to deal with the effects of COVID-19, they can be assured of ongoing support from WaudWare and produce marketing associations, such as PMA in the U.S. and CPMA in Canada. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association website offers information and insights…Read More

Great News: A/P Remittance via EmFx now available in PICS!

Did you know that PICS (Produce Inventory Control System software) now has the ability to send AP Remittances (for Canadian Cheque, U.S. Check, EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) and/or Wire Transfer) via EmFx Regular and EmFx Lite? Learn more about PICS Components and Server Options. For EmFx Lite users You now have the ability to send…Read More

Progress in the Produce Industry

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… “Following the success of the initial offering of the CPMA/NSF Canada online Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops, new workshop dates have been announced. The workshops are specifically targeted toward small, and medium-sized local growers, packers and shippers, however all produce supply chain personnel are welcome and…Read More

Forward Thinking Fresh Produce Industry Updates

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… PTI Announces Significant Improvements to Traceability Guidance. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) published the following on June 25. We are proud to be members of CPMA and the PTI Working Group. Yesterday, the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), consisting of CPMA, GS1 US, PMA, and United Fresh, and…Read More

Software Updates for the Fresh Produce Industry

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… In the coming weeks, there will be updated guidelines for PTI case labels. We are working on implementing these changes into our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software now. If you print PTI case labels, you can get ready for these changes by ensuring that the UPC and…Read More

PICS Enhancements and Produce Industry Update

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has developed an extensive resource page for Canadian fresh produce businesses. Follow this link to access information, including a Guide to Government Financial Support due to COVID-19 and the Prime Minister’s announcements regarding additional support for small businesses. Our unwavering commitment to…Read More

Software for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… Did you know – Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software includes an option that can automatically update the exchange rate! This feature will help your fresh produce business manage the affects of fluctuating exchange rates due to COVID-19. Contact us for more information. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association…Read More

Best Canadian Fresh Produce Software

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… Since the Safe Food for Canadians Act came into effect (January 15, 2020), we are fielding more questions about how PICS software can help meet requirements. There also appear to be several more CFIA recall notifications than we saw in the past. This makes us wonder if they…Read More

Lot Control Now in Effect for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… New Safe Food for Canadians regulations are now in effect – including Lot Control. Not sure what’s happening when? Here’s the SFCR Timetable for fresh fruit or vegetables. Want to know how easy it is to implement Lot Control in our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software? Six…Read More

Dynamic Software for Fresh Produce in Canada and U.S.

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… New Canadian regulations for the fresh produce industry go into effect on January 15, 2020. Are you ready? Here are the top 3 things every fresh fruit and vegetable sector operation needs to know: You need to be able to track each lot of produce one level up…Read More