Helpful Information For Improving Your Fresh Produce Business

Update from CFIA: Information about Organic Certificates Accompanying Imported Products If you import fresh fruits and vegetables, you are now required to submit a copy of the organic product certificate when declaring organic products online using the Integrated Import Declaration (IID). Our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software can streamline this process using the Attachment…Read More

Two Ways You Can Improve Your Fresh Produce Business!

Upcoming October Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance Workshop from CPMA and NSF Canada… The next CPMA food safety workshop is coming up on October 20, 21 and 22. The topics covered in the workshop include food safety principles, an overview of the current regulatory landscape, the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and an introduction…Read More

Are You Spending Too Much Time on Accounts Receivable Collections?

There’s a solution for that! The AR Collections CodeRunner script in PICS can send an EmFx email or fax for AR Vouchers which are either (a) approaching the due date or (b) past the due date. How great is that! This routine compares the AR Voucher’s Due Date with the system date when it runs.…Read More

PICS in a Box Security

Sadly, in the past 2-3 years we have had far too many opportunities to help customers recover from Ransomware and other nasty problems due to Internet usage. Most of our customers feel that the PICS in a Box appliance is one of the most important “pieces of equipment” their business uses. They want it to…Read More

Canadian Produce Industry Updates

Recent CPMA Advocacy Efforts Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CPMA has continued its efforts to advocate for our industry’s needs and priorities with government and elected officials, including the need for improved employment incentive programs, supports for businesses purchasing Personal Protective Equipment, flexibility in food labelling requirements, and the implementation of a financial protection tool for…Read More

Shortcuts for Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) Software

Action Short Cut Keys Function The PICS program has been designed to allow the user to use keyboard short-cuts to achieve the same results, which some users find is faster than using the mouse. The following is a list of actions that can be performed via keyboard short-cut keys. To access the pull down menu,…Read More

Thank You Fresh Produce Industry!

Amidst all the negative news surrounding COVID-19 came this email message on March 18th from CPMA President, Ron Lemaire, thanking members of our industry for their continued efforts in ensuring fresh produce availability. Bravo! “On behalf of CPMA, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our members, for your significant efforts in ensuring…Read More

March 2020 CPMA and NSF Canada – Food Safety Workshops at OFT

CPMA has partnered with NSF Canada, a division of NSF International and a global leader in the provision of public health and safety risk-based management solutions, to offer Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops to CPMA members and non-members, beginning in March. The workshops are specifically targeted toward small, and medium-sized local growers, packers…Read More

Digging In To Fresh Produce News!

Webinar: Generic UPCs and DataBar – Changes Coming in Produce Product Identification… How will these changes benefit your business? Join PMA for a free webinar, where they will discuss the benefits to suppliers and retailers of converting to company specific UPCs as well as the implementation of the DataBar barcode on PLU stickers. Ed Treacy,…Read More

Sink Your Teeth into This Fresh News

3rd Party Software We Use and Recommend… This month’s featured software suggested by WaudWare president, F. Charles Waud. Zoom Video Communication – Zoom offers communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration. Based on our experience here at WaudWare, Zoom Video Communication is very easy to use, fast and reliable. There is…Read More