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

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