Investigating the Issue of Food Fraud

Food Fraud is a Growing Concern in the Agri-Food Industry On November 27, The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published information on a pan-Canadian industry survey on food fraud, outlining the industry’s perceptions and practices around food fraud. Originally released by Le Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ), the study, Perceptions et préoccupations…Read More

Important Integrated Import Declaration (IID) Deadline Coming

Source: Import Systems Unit (CFIA) All those who declare plant, animal or food imports to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) need to be aware of an important deadline coming in the new year. By January 1, 2019, those who declare imports electronically to the CBSA should complete…Read More

Southwest Fox Conference 2018 Report

The SanTan Elegante Conference Centre in Gilbert, Arizona was a buzz as the 15th Annual Southwest Fox Conference organizers presented the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro developer techniques and interoperability with other technologies. The conference was, as usual, awesome. We learned about many new things we can add to our software, industry trends, and how…Read More

Less Than Two Months Until Your Food Business May Need a Licence

Did you know? In two months, food businesses may need a licence to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial borders. They may also need a preventive control plan and traceability records. Find out what requirements will apply to your business when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations come into force on January…Read More

Contribution to Distribution Software Article

You’re About to Enter the High-Tech World of Perishable Produce WaudWare president, F. Charles Waud was asked to contribute to a Produce Business Magazine article related to distribution software. The article, written by Bob Johnson dives into the challenges faced by the fresh produce industry around the world and fruit and vegetable consumers wanting to…Read More

Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3)

The Agricultural Adaptation Council recently released news on the launch of Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3), as follows: Ontario Genomics (OG), Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) and Genome Canada (GC) are pleased to announce the launch of the Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3), a new regional program that will support proof-of-concept stage projects within Ontario’s…Read More

Safe Food for Canadians: Regulations Starting January 15, 2019

Fact Sheet: Traceability Traceability is the ability to track the movement of a food or a food commodity, one step back and one step forward. Under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), new traceability requirements will apply to most food businesses that: import food export food distribute or send food products across provincial or…Read More

How to Avoid a Windows 10 Update Nightmare in October

Kevin Murnane of Forbes wrote an insightful (and scary) article, “Installing Windows 10’s October Update Could Results In A Nightmare, Here’s How To Avoid It. Microsoft issues Windows 10 updates frequently, much to the chagrin of those who don’t enjoy being interrupted with a request to reboot and install another one. There’s a big Windows…Read More

Blockchain Technology – Free Webinar September 25

Free PMA Webinar on Blockchain Technology Blockchain continues to be a hot topic, and it has developed beyond pilot programs to practical applications. Learn how blockchain is being used today by retailers, grower-shippers and technology solution providers in a free webinar September 25. Could blockchain really be all that for our industry? PMA’s Ed Treacy…Read More

More About Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

The Government of Canada published the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations on June 13. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced that they will be reviewing the regulations to see how they differ from the January 2018 “draft” release as well as assessing the new regulations against the comments CPMA had submitted, and will…Read More