Software for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… Did you know – Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software includes an option that can automatically update the exchange rate! This feature will help your fresh produce business manage the affects of fluctuating exchange rates due to COVID-19. Contact us for more information. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association…Read More

Proud Sponsor of the 2020 CPMA Annual Convention and Trade Show

Even though the 2020 CPMA Convention & Trade Show has been cancelled, we are proud to be a supporter and Friend of CPMA.  The 2020 CPMA Convention & Trade Show was to be held from Tuesday, May 12 to Thursday, May 14 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building). Learn more about WaudWare and…Read More

Thank You Fresh Produce Industry!

Amidst all the negative news surrounding COVID-19 came this email message on March 18th from CPMA President, Ron Lemaire, thanking members of our industry for their continued efforts in ensuring fresh produce availability. Bravo! “On behalf of CPMA, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our members, for your significant efforts in ensuring…Read More

How Can I Achieve Lot Control in PICS?

Lot Control with Automatic Traceability is Possible with PICS… Step 1:  Watch this PICS Video. It shows what running lot control – complete with work orders – is all about. Step 2: Implement Lot Control. This involves switching on a flag in the Stock Items you plan to track (likely all of them). Press F1…Read More

Best Canadian Fresh Produce Software

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… Since the Safe Food for Canadians Act came into effect (January 15, 2020), we are fielding more questions about how PICS software can help meet requirements. There also appear to be several more CFIA recall notifications than we saw in the past. This makes us wonder if they…Read More

March 2020 CPMA and NSF Canada – Food Safety Workshops at OFT

CPMA has partnered with NSF Canada, a division of NSF International and a global leader in the provision of public health and safety risk-based management solutions, to offer Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops to CPMA members and non-members, beginning in March. The workshops are specifically targeted toward small, and medium-sized local growers, packers…Read More

Helping Hands: Fresh Produce Program for Food Banks

We are pleased to announce that in December, WaudWare launched a new Helping Hands initiative in partnership with Ralph Pitt Produce in Walkerton. Every other month, we’ll be delivering fruits and vegetables to the Owen Sound Salvation Army, who have a large walk-in cooler and a distribution system with other regional Food Banks. Would you…Read More

Digging In To Fresh Produce News!

Webinar: Generic UPCs and DataBar – Changes Coming in Produce Product Identification… How will these changes benefit your business? Join PMA for a free webinar, where they will discuss the benefits to suppliers and retailers of converting to company specific UPCs as well as the implementation of the DataBar barcode on PLU stickers. Ed Treacy,…Read More

Lot Control Now in Effect for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… New Safe Food for Canadians regulations are now in effect – including Lot Control. Not sure what’s happening when? Here’s the SFCR Timetable for fresh fruit or vegetables. Want to know how easy it is to implement Lot Control in our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software? Six…Read More

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