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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Is There a Simple Solution to the Milestone 7 Problem?

PTI Milestones include assigning GTIN numbers, providing GTIN information to buyers, showing human readable information on cases, encoding information in a barcode, reading/storing information on inbound cases, and reading/storing information on outbound bases. This last step is PTI Milestone 7. Large distribution centres may be challenged to scan each barcode label on each inbound and/or…Read More