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Profiting in a Low Margin Industry

Profiting in a Low Margin Industry – Martin Gooch Food loss and waste (FLW), quite rightly, is receiving considerable attention. However, the business case for reducing FLW often gets missed. I view FLW as a visible symptom of underlying inefficiencies and...

Pink Colour and Pink Eye on Potatoes

An Update from Jeffrey Honey, Director of Training & Development, Pink Colour and Pink Eye on Potatoes I was asked a question recently about pink colour on potatoes. The person who sent me the photographs was wondering if the inbound load that they were checking...

Using Canada Grade Names in Advertising

An Update from Jeffrey Honey, Director of Training & Development, Using Canada Grade Names in Advertising I recently saw an ad in a weekly flyer with Canada No. 1 grade on an ungraded commodity. I wondered if the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural...

Requesting and Submitting a Dump Certificate

An Update from Jeffrey Honey, Director of Training & Development, Requesting and Submitting a Dump Certificate Written with contributions by Jaime Bustamante, Trading Assistance Manager, DRC You received a shipment of fresh produce, but it is in poor condition....

Reading CFIA Certificates

Reading CFIA Certificates, An Update from Jeff Honey, Director of Training and Development Recently, I have been assisting a marine surveyor on a claim. The case involves two air shipments of product that came from Europe. The actual commodity is unimportant. They...

OPMA Membership & Sponsorship Drive

OPMA Membership & Sponsorship Drive The OPMA 2019 Membership & Sponsorship Drive is underway and we are excited to offer members exciting new opportunities! We encourage members and sponsors to review their options and respond promptly. This year we are...

Promoting Local Ontario Produce

Promoting Local Ontario Produce The OPMA is excited to be ramping up for the local Ontario growing season! Grower retailer commodities will be promoted through Produce Made Simple beginning with asparagus in May and ending with carrots and onions in December. The...
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