Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) Upcoming Webinars

Are You Part of the Perishable Produce Industry? Owning a fresh produce wholesale, distribution, packing, growing/farming, brokerage, or shipping business means staying on top of changes in the industry. Here are two upcoming Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) webinars that may help you improve your business. Dispute Resolution Corporation Friday, June 22nd – 1:00 p.m.…Read More

2018 Southwest Fox Conference

The fifteenth annual Southwest Fox Conference presents the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro development techniques and interoperability with other technologies. This highly acclaimed and popular conference is the perfect venue for VFP developers interested in learning more about VFP, further refining their software development skills, and learning what options are available for moving forward. Southwest…Read More

4 NEW! PICS 3.0 Features

Here is a sneak peek of 4 new features in PICS 3.0. Larger fonts Stretchable screens Sales Order – product chooser Sales Order – multi-instance. Watch the video Want to know more? Contact us for a complimentary consultation and customized PICS demo!

Blockchain Technology and Fresh Produce?

by F. Charles Waud, President of WaudWare: We continue to hear a lot about blockchain in the media. Last June, we published a blog entitled Blockchain Technology Explained. In it, blockchain is defined as, “the ingeniously simple, revolutionary protocol that allows transactions to be simultaneously anonymous and secure, peer-to-peer, instant and frictionless”. Blockchain is already…Read More

News from the Ontario Government

Employment Standards Changes A number of new and anticipated changes to employment standards and labour relations under the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 will ensure fairness and opportunity in Ontario workplaces. Changes include: minimum wage increases equal pay for equal work provisions termination scheduling overtime pay paid vacation leaves union certification, and more. In…Read More

Newsworthy Finds from CPMA’s Produce Now

CPMA Attends NAFTA Round 6 in Montreal CPMA met with a number of key government stakeholders during the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations last week and are pleased to report that progress is being made on a number of chapters. These include the sanitary and phytosanitary chapter as well as the agriculture chapter and specific…Read More

Important News from the Agricultural Adaptation Council!

Supporting Ontario’s agri-food and agri-product sector through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership The Agricultural Adaptation Council will deliver CAP programming to Ontario organizations and collaborations on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative that assists government, industry and…Read More

Get more ROI from your audits with Trellis

CPMA participation with PMA in the development of Trellis From CPMA’s Produce Now Newsletter… “To help the fresh produce supply chain get more ROI from their food safety and other audit data the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced a new supply chain management tool called Trellis.” Further research led us to this, published on…Read More

Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) – Test Your Understanding!

How well do you understand Global Trade Item Numbers or GTINs? Encoded in barcodes, GTINs identify an item, package or case for fresh produce and supports supply chain efficiencies in various business processes including ordering communication about product movement and traceability.  This article from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) details components of GTINs, steps for…Read More

Connecting the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Ask CFIA… The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) understands that access to information is key for industry to understand and comply with regulatory requirements. The CFIA website is a great resource for guidance documents and plain language information. You can sign up for email notifications for regular updates. Ask CFIA is a communication tool that…Read More