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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...

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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,...

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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...
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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...

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As you are aware, Health Canada has announced proposed changes to food content (Partially hydrogenated Oils PHO’s) and to food packaging labels, as part of its Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada.

Health Canada is proposing to introduce front-of-package warning labelling requirements on prepackaged foods high (15% of daily nutritional value) in nutrients of public health concern (sodium, sugars and saturated fat). A front-of-package approach that highlights sodium, sugars and saturated fat may also cause processors to reformulate foods to be lower in these nutrients. There is...

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