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

Fresh News from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)

CFIA Notice to Industry – Simplified plant import permit application process Beginning June 1, 2019, importers applying for an import permit under the Plant Protection Act can submit their application electronically to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, without having to submit a hard copy. Removing the hard-copy requirement makes the electronic application process easier, faster…Read More

Fall Harvest 2018 – Your Opportunity to Impact Public Policy

On November 5 to 7, join members of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) for three days of focused advocacy work on Parliament Hill. Fall Harvest 2018 The over-arching theme for this years’ event will focus on our industry’s competitiveness. Meetings are proven to work. Last year, the meetings…Read More

More About Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

The Government of Canada published the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations on June 13. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) has announced that they will be reviewing the regulations to see how they differ from the January 2018 “draft” release as well as assessing the new regulations against the comments CPMA had submitted, and will…Read More

WaudWare Joins the Half Your Plate Campaign

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Cancer Society are proud to continue a long-standing partnership to improve fruit and veggie consumption in Canada. These organizations, widely respected for their role in health promotion and disease prevention through healthy eating education, proudly support the…Read More

CPMA and CHC Applaud Liberal Commitment to Restoring PACA Access for Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Sellers

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) and the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) applaud the commitment from the Liberal Party of Canada and Liberal Agriculture Critic Mark Eyking yesterday to establishing a comparable Canadian mechanism to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) in the United States and to restoring Canada’s preferential access to PACA programs. “CPMA…Read More

Joint CPMA-CHC Webinar – Produce Industry Federal Election Primer

Government Relations/Advocacy CPMA provides a forum for both industry members and government to dialogue on a wide range of issues and initiatives which may affect the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables, including trade facilitation and standardization. CPMA places a strong emphasis on federal and provincial government advocacy on behalf of its members, and the…Read More

Produce Industry Acronyms

We’ve just dug up a helpful resource for everyone who is trying to make sense of the never-ending list of acronyms pertaining to the produce industry. The Canadian Produce Marketing Association in partnership with the U.S. based Produce Marketing Association have published a Technology and Standards Glossary of Terms (produce industry acronyms) to support issues…Read More

How the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Supports Produce Traceability

Regulatory requirements and the increasing need to trace and track fruits and vegetables through the supply chain have resulted in strong industry attention to traceability. At the core is the need for accurate and timely identification of fruits and vegetables, their origin, location within the supply chain and the ability to execute an efficient recall.…Read More

CPMA Convention and Trade Show, Montreal April 15-17, 2015

WaudWare president, F. Charles Waud will again be attending this year’s CPMA Convention. Are you planning on attending? If so, would you like to meet with Charles? Send an email to fcwaud@waudware.com. Charles would be happy to arrange a time to chat. The Annual Convention & Trade Show is the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s keystone…Read More