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

Improve Your Business this December!

Is Your Operation SFCR Ready?… Read the November 2019 CFIA Chronicle 360 article, “New Requirements for Businesses in the Fresh Fruits or Vegetables Sector“. It’s a short read, extremely well-written, and very informative. Watch the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) video, “Safe Food for Canadians Regulations for the Fresh Fruits or Vegetables (FFV) Sector” published…Read More

November’s Business Improvement News!

Save the Date for CPMA’s Farm to Plate Event… Date: February 25, 2020 Location: Ottawa This is your chance to meet the new Members of Parliament and ensure the fresh produce industry’s voice is heard. More details will follow… 3rd Party Software We Use and Recommend… This month’s featured software suggested by WaudWare president, F.…Read More

Fresh Produce Industry News from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association…

Safe Food For Canadians Regulations – Traceability. CFIA Releases Guidance, Including Lot Guidance. CFIA recently released updated guidance on traceability requirements (see the notification below which includes a link to the document). A link to “lot” in the document includes the following: Lot code The term “lot code” is not specifically defined in the Safe…Read More

News from the Fresh Produce Sector…

CPMA Releases a Fabulous New Recruitment Video, “I Am Produce”. A recently released video from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association was created to target students and young professionals by increasing their awareness of the diverse and exciting careers that exist in the fresh produce industry. This heart-warming video highlights the amazing people working in our…Read More

CPMA Plastics Packaging Working Group Hosts Successful Meetings in Toronto

New CPMA Plastics Packaging Working Group… Everyone at WaudWare was thrilled to read this bulletin on the new CPMA Plastics Packaging Working Group and see so many familiar names on the list of participants. CPMA says, “Plastic packaging is currently the subject of significant debate, both in Canada and globally. From a G7 perspective, efforts…Read More

What an Effective Document Management System Can Do For Your Business!

Guest Blogger, Bill Horricks, P.Eng, MBA, Vice President & Founder of Horricks Management Group, Canadian representative of CIS – Continuous Improvement Software shares expert advice on what to look for in a document management system. No matter the industry, document management is the foundation of all Quality Management Systems (QMS). Far more than simple record-keeping,…Read More

Traceability, Food Safety and Blockchain Technology Updates

PMA CEO Leads a Food-Safety Panel Focused on Traceability… Industry members, food safety veterans urge companies to invest in traceability. Industry executives and experts urged produce suppliers to invest in technology that improves traceability during a panel at the Center for Produce Safety Symposium. PMA CEO Cathy Burns moderated the discussion, which used recent romaine-related…Read More

Export Development Canada’s Report on the Latest Market Trends

Greener Pastures: Canadian Agriculture a Bright Spot for Trade “An agricultural powerhouse, Canada is one of the world’s largest food producers, particularly in vegetable products, like wheat and pulses. With several new trade deals, there are considerable opportunities for niche products, including organics, and for exporters to diversify and to increase sales.” Follow the link…Read More

Regulatory Changes for Food Labelling Modernization

The Government of Canada is developing a more modern and innovative food labelling system that meets the needs of consumers and industry through the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Food Labelling Modernization initiative. The government announced on June 22, 2019 that proposed changes to labelling requirements in the Food and Drug Regulations and the Safe Food…Read More