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BCFPA Newsletter: Process This! August 2016 
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Process This! 

August 2016

IN THIS ISSUE

  • BC Dairy and BCFPA Charity Golf Tournament
  • BCFPA Reference Manual
  • Ensure Your SRED Claim is Accepted
  • Proposed 2017 Tipping Fee & Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw Changes
  • Plant Tours Wanted
  • Save the Dates
  • Other News
  • New Members

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BC Dairy and BCFPA Charity Golf Tournament

August 9; Still a Few Spots Left!

Grab the last few spots for the The BC Dairy Council and the BC Food Processors Association 42nd Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner Banquet. August 9th at Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey. Since its re-launch as a joint event ten years ago, the tournament has become recognized as one of the industry's signature events where all proceeds go to charity.

Click here for registration information

BCFPA Reference Manual

Our Guide is Back! A Revised Version Now Available 

The long awaited BCFPA Reference Manual has been revised and updated for 2016. This manual is the food processors guide to building your food business with A to Z information on starting and running a food company in BC. It is an invaluable guide for our members complete with links and contact information! To get your copy, visit our website, login into your account and click the link below to get your copy.  

Click here to view the BCFPA Reference Manual

Ensure Your SRED Claim is Accepted

Signup for the Pre-Claim Review

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is improving the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Program by offering new services and tools for businesses. In addition to the recent launch of the Pre-Claim Consultation, CRA is now introducing the Pre-Claim review; a free and on-demand review that will give claimants a determination on how much of their R&D work is eligible and what expenditures qualify for the SR&ED tax incentives, before they file their SR&ED claim. This provides claimants assurance that the CRA will accept their entire claim when it is filed. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Proposed 2017 Tipping Fee & Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw Changes

Have Your Say

Metro Vancouver is proposing several changes to the current Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw for 2017. Proposed changes are related to:
  • Organics and Clean Wood Disposal Ban Enforcement Thresholds
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Disposal ban surcharges for loads containing Hazardous and Operational Impact Materials or Product Stewardship Materials
  • Surcharges for unsecured loads
You are invited to hear about, provide feedback on, and ask questions about the proposed changes at via webinar, workshop or by email. Click here for more information

Plant TOURS Wanted!

Operations peers sharing their knowledge

The BCFPA peer groups are interested in visiting other processors and associates' facilities. By having operational peers visit your facility, you will gain feedback to improve your business and operations, learn some LEAN techniques and process improvements, network with your peers, promote and share your efficiencies, and share your knowledge with your fellow peers.

If you're interested in opening up your facility to a BCFPA plant tour, contact Tanya Tait; 604-371-4245, tanya@bcfpa.ca 

Save the Dates

Peer Group; August 25, 2016: Marijuana becoming medically permissive and Drug and Alcohol Testing. Kristen Chafe; Location TBD

Breakfast Series; September 15, 2016: Workplace Safety - Getting WorkSafe on your side. 8am-1030am, BC Hydro Tower, Edmonds.

Peer Group; October 26, 2016:Aging Workforce; Accommodating those with limits and transitioning financially and transitioning into retirement. Report on Wage Survey results. Location TBD.

Other News

Gourmet Savouries Receives SQF Level 2 Certification. Congratulations to Chris, Michelle, Anil and team! Click here to read more
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West has recently established agreements with various trade fair organizers in Italy.
 
They are currently looking for prospective Canadian buyers operating in the agri-food sector that would be interested in participating in CIBUSTEC http://www.cibustec.it/en/, an international trade show dedicated to food processing technologies and innovation, including packaging and logistical solutions. The trade show will take place in Parma (Italy) from October 25th to 28th, 2016.
 
Upon selection, qualified Canadian BUYERS will be offered the following incentives:
  • Full coverage of a return flight Canada – Italy ;
  • Local transportation;
  • Hotel accommodation in Parma
  • Customized b2b agenda
For more information on CIBUSTEC you can click HEREFor more information on the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West activities and services click HERE
 
To register to Cibustec as a buyer or for more details, write to ilaria@iccbc.com

New Members

Thank you for joining the BCFPA and Welcome!

Processor Members
  • Kapow Now!
  • PURA
  • Connoisseur's Kitchen Inc/Spice Mantra
  • Pacific Wellare Food
  • Innocent Glutton Foods
Associate Members
  • Career Joy
  • The Answer Company
  • Sure Care Cleaning LTD
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