Reminder: Important Ransomware Security Alert!

In April, Microsoft issued a patch for a Windows security flaw in Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services which leaves computers vulnerable to ransomware attacks. This affects Windows versions: XP, 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, Windows 7. Windows 10 is not affected. Although no longer supported, Microsoft has issued a security update for XP and 2003. For XP…Read More

Blockchain News

Fraudulent ‘Made in Denmark’ claims spark blockchain development for SMEs The Technical University of Denmark is developing blockchain solutions for small and medium-sized food manufacturers in an effort to combat food fraud in high-value products. Read more… Carrefour sees sales growth thanks to blockchain Blockchain ledger technology has increased sales for French retailer Carrefour, the…Read More

How To Create Professional-Looking, Centrally Managed Email Signatures

CodeTwo Exchange Rules is a product we use at WaudWare to centrally manage our email signatures. It is very reasonably priced, and allows us to have a professional looking, centrally managed email signature system. Find it here: https://www.codetwo.com/exchange-rules-family/ CodeTwo Exchange Rules will help you quickly set up professional signatures for all employees in your company,…Read More

Fresh News from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)

CFIA Notice to Industry – Simplified plant import permit application process Beginning June 1, 2019, importers applying for an import permit under the Plant Protection Act can submit their application electronically to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, without having to submit a hard copy. Removing the hard-copy requirement makes the electronic application process easier, faster…Read More

Blockchain Technology News

Albertsons Will Use IBM’s Blockchain Network to Trace Romaine Lettuce Supply Chain Source: VentureBeat Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the U.S., is joining the blockchain-based IBM Food Trust network to help keep track of items in the food supply chain such as romaine lettuce. That’s important, as tainted romaine…Read More

How Do You Keep an Eye on “All Things Quality” in Your Organization?

Today we’re featuring Guest Blogger, Bill Horricks, P.Eng, MBA, Vice President & Founder of Horricks Management Group, Canadian representative of CIS – Continuous Improvement Software. Do you have a full-integrated Quality Management System, an enterprise accounting/ERP system with a “quality” module, or do you make do with a series of spreadsheets and a generic document…Read More

CFIA Announces New Administrative Monetary Penalties!

News Release from Canadian Food Inspection Agency Government of Canada announces new Administrative Monetary Penalties for companies that break federal food safety rules May 1, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario The Government of Canada is committed to maintaining a strong food safety system. Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced that Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) of…Read More

Produce Industry News & Updates

PTI – the Produce Traceability Initiative – Working Group In its most recent meeting, members of the PTI Working Group discussed labelling standards for leafy greens. Learn more by following this link and reading this article: How to Minimize Damage From Foodborne Outbreaks Before They Happen   Food Safety – Industry Partnering on FDA Webinars…Read More

WaudWare Announces Strategic Partnership

WaudWare Incorporated announces a strategic partnership to provide best in class CIS Continuous Improvement Software for full compliance with SQF / FSSC 22000 / ISO 22000 / HACCP / GFSI / SFCR / FSMA regulations. Manage your entire food safety and quality system with CIS Continuous Improvement Software. Meets full compliance standards with FSMA and…Read More

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: Timelines – Fresh Fruit or Vegetables

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: Timelines – Fresh Fruit or Vegetables The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has published a helpful timetable for businesses in the fresh produce industry. Follow the link and “Use the timetable to find out when you will need to comply with those requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR)…Read More