Dynamic Software for Fresh Produce in Canada and U.S.

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… New Canadian regulations for the fresh produce industry go into effect on January 15, 2020. Are you ready? Here are the top 3 things every fresh fruit and vegetable sector operation needs to know: You need to be able to track each lot of produce one level up…Read More

How Can I Manage Paperwork in PICS?

Using the Attachments feature in our Produce Inventory Control System (PICS) software is an efficient way to streamline your operation and minimize disruptions. “Attach” Food Safety and/or NAFTA/USMCA certifications to Vendors, as well as all kinds of other documents to A/P Vouchers, A/R Receipts, Grower’s Pay, Sales Orders and Purchase Orders and more. Further, you…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

This Year’s Holidays at WaudWare…

Everyone at WaudWare Wishes you the very best for the Holiday Season! For Christmas 2019, we will be closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24th and re-opening at 8:00 am on Friday, December 27th. For New Years 2019, we will be closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31st and re-opening at 8:00 am…Read More

Canadian FFV Sector: Inventory and Accounting Software – with Traceability!

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… New requirements for the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) go into effect on January 15, 2020. These new requirements include preventive controls, preventive control plans and traceability, including lot code labelling of consumer-prepackaged fresh fruits or vegetables. If you already use PICS for Lot Control/Traceability, then you…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 Off the Vine News from WaudWare!

Welcoming Our Newest PICS Customer – Guardados… Guardados, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee is a fresh produce wholesaler, specializing in fresh fruits such as hass avocados, limes and lemons. They also have an extensive line of fresh vegetables including cabbage, peppers, onions tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, cilantro, carrots, radish sprouts, corn and potatoes. Welcome to WaudWare, Guardados!…Read More

Software Designed With Your Fresh Produce Business in Mind!

Produce Industry Update, by F. Charles Waud… The compliance date for fresh fruit and vegetable requirements under the Safe Foods for Canadian Act (SFCR) is quickly approaching – January 15, 2020. CPMA says they are expecting CFIA to move from an education strategy to an enforcement strategy sometime within the first 6 months of 2020.…Read More

WaudWare’s Fall Updates!

Introducing our Newest PICS Customer, Fresh Express Ltd., Mississauga… Fresh Express Ltd. services the needs of major supermarkets and foodservice establishments in and around Toronto and the GTA. Fresh Express Ltd. is one of the top wholesalers of organic and conventional produce. For over 15 years, the Fresh Express Ltd. team have been distributing only…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