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One in four Canadians seek plant-based foods

Written by: Michelle Broom, President of the OPMA and Dietician KFC launched a plant-based chicken burger in Toronto this week. There was a line up before they opened and it sold out in just a few hours. While the popularity of this plant-based burger might appear to...

When shiitake happens… call Second Harvest.

When shiitake happens… call Second Harvest. The food system is imperfect: from unsold sandwiches to surplus shiitakes, unexpected surplus and shrink happen across all food categories and at all stages, not just produce. All businesses strive for better efficiencies,...

Where’s the heat?

An Update from Jeff Honey, Director of Training & Development, Where’s the heat? What a Summer! Hot, cool, rainy, or dry weather is hard on crops. Things do not always grow evenly, so we see things that are small, misshapen, or have growth cracks or fresh...

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....
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