Newsworthy Finds from CPMA’s Produce Now

CPMA Attends NAFTA Round 6 in Montreal CPMA met with a number of key government stakeholders during the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations last week and are pleased to report that progress is being made on a number of chapters. These include the sanitary and phytosanitary chapter as well as the agriculture chapter and specific…Read More

Important News from the Agricultural Adaptation Council!

Supporting Ontario’s agri-food and agri-product sector through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership The Agricultural Adaptation Council will deliver CAP programming to Ontario organizations and collaborations on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative that assists government, industry and…Read More

Get more ROI from your audits with Trellis

CPMA participation with PMA in the development of Trellis From CPMA’s Produce Now Newsletter… “To help the fresh produce supply chain get more ROI from their food safety and other audit data the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced a new supply chain management tool called Trellis.” Further research led us to this, published on…Read More

Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs) – Test Your Understanding!

How well do you understand Global Trade Item Numbers or GTINs? Encoded in barcodes, GTINs identify an item, package or case for fresh produce and supports supply chain efficiencies in various business processes including ordering communication about product movement and traceability.  This article from the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) details components of GTINs, steps for…Read More

Connecting the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry to Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Ask CFIA… The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) understands that access to information is key for industry to understand and comply with regulatory requirements. The CFIA website is a great resource for guidance documents and plain language information. You can sign up for email notifications for regular updates. Ask CFIA is a communication tool that…Read More

How NOT To Get Snagged by a Hacker’s Phishing Attack

It’s hard to believe that people still fall prey to phishing attacks but Norman Guadagno’s article published on Carbonite, “Don’t get hooked: Four email phishing scams to watch out for” proves how sophisticated phishing emails can be and what to watch out for. “About 100,000 email phishing attacks are reported each month and thousands of…Read More

Blockchain Technology Explained

Have you heard about blockchain technology? Here is a recent article published by Let’s get the conversation started. “Q: Blockchain seems to have come out of nowhere to become a hot topic in technology and finance but few people seem to truly understand it. What is blockchain? A: We have spent two years researching…Read More

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Launches Newsletter

New Publication: The CFIA Chronicle. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as launched a quarterly online newsletter called The CFIA Chronicle. It will provide updates on the Agency’s activities and highlight some of the changes underway to address an ever-changing and more global environment. The Agency is addressing an ever-changing and more global environment. We…Read More

Putting “Customer Experience” at the Heart of Next-Generation Operating Models

McKinsey & Company published an insightful article on the benefits of improving customer experiences and how results can be fleeting unless changes to supporting back-end operations are made as well. We wanted to share it with readers… “Digital is reshaping customer experience in almost every sector. Digital first attackers are entering markets with radically new…Read More

Ransomware Secrets: Small businesses keep attacks quiet

More and more companies are being threatened by cybercriminals using ransomware, a type of malicious software designed to hold a company’s data hostage until a sum of money is paid by its owner. Norman Guadagno published an insightful article on Carbonite discussing this alarming trend and the fact that nearly half the victims do not…Read More