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Process This! Newsletter - May 2016

In This Issue

  • FoodProWest - Gala & Industry Expo Tickets
  • Industry Leadership Roundtable at FoodProWest
  • BCFPA Annual General Meeting
  • HR Wage Survey Open
  • June Breakfast Series Event
  • Co-Packers Wanted
  • HARPC Training
  • New Member Spotlight

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FoodProWest - Gala & Industry Expo Tickets

Time is running out. Deadline for Gala Tickets is May 15th

FoodProWest is fast approaching at the Westin Bayshore on May 19th and is open to Attendees this year. Processors and Associates - get your tickets to attend both the Exposition Tradeshow and Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony today:
FoodProWest Gala

Congratulations to the nominees and finalists for the 2016 BCFPA Awards! We are very impressed with the record setting number of nominations this year and the calibre of nominees. Winners will be announced at the FoodProWest Gala. -  See Finalists Here

Industry Leadership Roundtable at FoodProWest

Come to FoodProWest, where you will hear from a panel of industry leaders discuss opportunities and threats to the food & beverage processing industry in BC. This roundtable is an important part of a new BCFPA Industry Economic Impact Study in partnership with MNP, who will be moderating this leadership panel. Funding for this initiative is provided by the National Research Council and the BC Investment Agriculture Foundation.

BCFPA Annual General Meeting

June 28, 2016 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre

SAVE THE DATE!  We are pleased to announce the BCFPA’s Annual General Meeting, which will take place on June 28, 2016 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre 4331 Dominion Street Burnaby, BC.  For more information, please call 604.371.4245 or visit  We look forward to seeing you there!
1. Call to order. Confirmation of quorum. Chair’s welcome.
2. Meeting notice. Approval of agenda.
3. Minutes of 2014 AGM.
4. President’s Report.
5. Presentation of Audited Financial Statements.
6. Appointment of Auditors.
7. Confirmation of Directors
8. Other business.
10. Adjournment

HR Wage Survey Open
Register now for the 2016 HR Wage Survey

2016 BCFPA Wage Survey Now OPEN - Register until June 15th. The HR Peer Group is once again conducting their annual wage survey. This 2016 survey will update compensation data by gathering current information regarding pay rates for food industry benchmark jobs within the local labour market. We invite you to participate and receive this very valuable information to help you plan your next budget!

June Breakfast Series Event

Join us for the June 14th Breakfast Series Event on Operational Best Practices/LEAN Practices!

Register now for the next Breakfast Series Event on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby. HOSTED BY BC HYDRO

Improve productivity, quality and staff engagement within by using LEAN Management, Theory of Constraints, and other improvement methods.

The principles and practice of Lean are recognized globally as one of the most powerful and effective ways to build and sustain continuous improvement in organizations. More importantly, Lean thinking is a powerful way to help you address key business challenges:
  • Improve your ability to control costs and profitability by maximizing efficiency throughout your organization and wider supply chain
  • Boost employee engagement and retention by developing and embedding a Lean culture of “Value for people”
  • Manage and sustain growth by effectively investing in areas that drive customer value.
We have several associates there ready to help you with operational excellence, and look forward to another full house!

Co-Packers Wanted

We have two new Processors looking for a helping hand

Cocoa Beans: If you have the ability to process cocoa beans into powder, oil or butter please let me know!

Broth: Looking for a co-packer who can manage 500 Litres per week of broth. 12-24 hour cooking time.
Packaging: 750ml stand up zip sealed pouches.
Certifications Needed: CFIA, HACCP.
If you have the capacity please email me and I’ll hook you up!

HARPC Training

Join Sun-Rype in Kelowna for HARPC Training

If you are exporting to the USA you need a HARPC Plan by September! If your company needs to become compliant and you are searching for a course to train your employees, Sun-Rype has some spots available for other BC processors.  (more)

New Member Spotlight

Welcome new members!

Processor Members
  • Pure Bone Broth (April)
  • Barenboim Imports & Exports
  • Eatmore Sprouts & Greens
  • Mapleland Enterprises
  • AlgaFresh, AlgaBloom International
  • PBF Pita Bread Factory
  • Trimpac Meats Sysco
  • Meals From Abroad Cuisine Inc.
  • Georgels Smokehouse
  • Fitness Foods
  • Batch Sweet Kitchen
  • Golden BonBon
Associate Members
  • Partners for Growth
  • Glenmore Custom Print & Packing
  • Confirmed Automation Systems Inc.
  • Kambo Green Solutions
  • Kom Lynn & Associates

Student Member
  • Michael Wu, BCIT
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