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In advance of the October 24th provincial election, BC Food & Beverage recently surveyed industry to identify key issues and challenges they face in their businesses. We shared a summary of the top issues and asked each of them to share their plans as they relate to these industry priority areas in advance of Election Day.

We are pleased to share the responses from each of the major parties. See attached for their responses.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, feel free to reach out the James Donaldson at [email protected] to...

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SHERINGHAM DISTILLERY TAKES GOLD WIN AS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AT BC FOOD AND BEVERAGE AWARDS

Vancouver, BC . (September 24, 2020) – The cream rises to the top and the BC Food & Beverage Awards showcased the best of the best at its Annual Awards Show - highlighting the immense talent and world class products being created and manufactured here in BC. From scallops, seaweed and hippie snacks, to crackers, wine and gin, BC is home to some of the best food and beverage products in the world, not to mention the entrepreneurs and industry leaders who make them.

During its...

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Sept. 16, 2020

Minstry of Agriculture

VICTORIA - Record 2019 sales, along with the resilience and innovation of B.C. food and beverage processors, are providing a blueprint for the sector's economic recovery from COVID- 19.

Food and beverage processors play a key role in B.C.'s food system and the overall economy. In 2019, sales were up $700 million to a record $10.5 billion.

"Our food and beverage processors here in B.C. have been at the forefront of innovation during the pandemic, adapting their...

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Dear BCFB Members,

Our affinity partner, SGS has a new certification for you! Please contact Mohit McLaren at [email protected] directly to register.

SGS is introducing a Covid – 19 Safety control Addendum certificate that can be added to your existing certification and can be conducted during the renewal or surveillance audits or as a standalone audit and certification, please contact this email [email protected] if you would like more information or to set up the...

COVID-19

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper on adding diseases caused by communicable viral pathogens, including COVID-19, to Schedule 1 with options and draft amendments to stakeholders for comment.

If a disease is identified in Schedule 1 and the worker was employed in the corresponding process or industry listed in the Schedule, then WorkSafeBC presumes the cause of the disease is work-related, unless the contrary is proved.

The discussion paper, draft amendments, and information on how to provide feedback can be accessed through the...

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