FoodProWest 2017 Expo and Gala Awards Dinner will take place on June 8 at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

Celebrating Our Tenth Anniversary!

FoodProWest is the key industry event for all BC food, beverage, and natural health products processors. Presented by the BC Food Processors Association, FoodProWest annual Expo encompasses a Buyer’s Day, Tradeshow, and a Gala Awards dinner. Register your booth and get your Gala Tickets today - this event will sell out!

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The SYSPRO ESPRESSO module may be of interest to your salespersons or Executives on the road who can access customer relevant information while travelling. There are also many other features that could be useful to a mobile user. Perhaps worthwhile for you or your colleagues to take a look and join our free Phoenix Systems webinar on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 9.00am PST

Please join us for the first in our series of 2017 Webinars! All you need is a browser and computer sound...

2017 BC Food Processors Award Nominations Open

BC’s best of the best in the food processing industry will be honoured at the BCFPA Awards Gala as part of FoodProWest 2017. More than 400 of BC’s top food processors and industry leaders will honour their colleagues at the prestigious Gala Dinner hosted by the BC Food Processors Association.

Nominate your company, colleague or product for one of eight awards being presented at the Gala on June 8th . Product of the Year Award judging is on March 16th. Nominations close on March 1,...

Approved Tipping Fee Bylaw Changes Effective January 1, 2017

On October 28, 2016, the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors approved the Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw (2017 Tipping Fee Bylaw).

The 2017 tipping fees will remain the same as in 2016, with a few minor exceptions. The new Tipping Fee Bylaw will be effective as of January 1, 2017, with some provisions effective July 1, 2017.

Effective January 1, 2017:

No change to garbage tipping fees ($80 - $133/tonne) Increase in surcharge for Hazardous and Product Stewardship Materials to $65 Ability...

It’s that time of year to get your Free Safety Program audit by BCIT. Every year the BCIT students need to complete approximately 20 of practicums, where they review your safety program, make suggestions and recommendations for improvement. The project starts in January, so please sign up by the end of December!

Safety Program Review (SPR). The SPR is a course project for students in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Program at BCIT. During the fourth term of the program, students will find sites to audit the safety programs. The purpose of SPR is to evaluate the efficiency of...

Upcoming events

Jan 26
1:30-3:30pm · Victoria Foundation, #200 - 703 Broughton Street, Victoria

Topic: Brainstorming Session: Processor needs and ideas towards a VI food processing centre. Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm ­­­

Location: Victoria Foundation, #200 - 703 Broughton Street, Victoria (The original intent was to hold the meeting at the warehouse, however due to renovations and conditions at the office we cannot hold the meeting there. The Victoria Foundation has kindly offered their boardroom and LifeCycles will take people on a tour after the meeting if there is interest).

Background: As mentioned at our meeting in...

Feb 09
7:30AM-10:00AM · BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

Lead the Pack! Get your pack-EDGE ON!

Learn the latest innovations in food packaging around the world. Learn the trends that will get your product into the shopping cart! Meet with Packaging professionals, suppliers, consultants and designers.

Packaging expert Cheryl Sullivan will share what is happening in the North American market, covering trends that impact packaging, design, labelling, regulations, recycling and sustainability and safety and security.

The packaging industry’s response to global drivers and consumer buying trends The importance of...