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FoodProWest and Quest Food Exchange have teamed up again to host the 2014 BCFPA ‘Product of the Year’ judging event.

In a Dragon Den’s style atmosphere, over 35 hopeful companies will be given two minutes to pitch their product. Judges will then score the product based on taste, innovation, packaging, and environmental impact.

The esteemed panel include: Elizabeth Crudginton (Director,Quest Food Exchange), Randy Shore (‘The Green Man Blog’, Vancouver Sun), Ryan Benn, (President, Alive Magazine/Teldon Media Group), Rolly Lumbala (FB, BC Lions), Vikram Vj (Chef & Founder...

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The BC Food Processors Association ( www.bcfpa.ca ) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new Directors are Gillian Buergin , COO at the Rhema Group , and David Guthrie , a Partner in KPMG ’s Enterprise Practice.

Gillian Buergin is Chief Operating Officer at the Rhema Group, a custom manufacturer and packager of natural health products with divisions in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Rhema in 2010 as Vice President Operations, Gillian was introduced to BC food manufacturing at The...

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The BC Food Processors Association ( www.bcfpa.ca ) is proud to announce the appointment of James Donaldson as their new CEO, reporting to President and Board Chair Dave Eto. James brings a wealth of experience within the food industry in BC, having spent the last 20+ years with companies such as Diageo, Yves Veggie Cuisine, BC Hot House Foods, Maple Leaf Foods and Superior Freeze Dry.

Most recently James has been working as a management consultant as Principal of Flashpoint Strategies, providing strategic planning, business development, business...

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Olympic Dairy received the BC Food Processors Hall of Fame Award at the FoodProWest 2014 Awards Gala on Thursday, June 12th, 2014. Elizabeth Crudgington of Quest Outreach received the Leadership Award and Ideon Packaging received the BCFPA Member of the Year Award , whilst the Rising Star Award was won by Andrew Tait of Tait Labs , and the Innovation Award went to Yves Potvin of Garden Protein . Earth Renu was awarded the Sustainability Award . The Product of the Year Award was shared: Gold to Northern Divine/Target Marine , Silver to Vij’s Inspired Indian Cuisine and Bronze to Left Coast...

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Today the B.C. Food Processors Association (BCFPA) launched the Buy BC Food campaign, an initiative designed to help consumers more easily identify and purchase food and other quality products grown, harvested and processed right here in British Columbia. The BCFPA, in partnership with Safeway, has developed both in-store and web materials to help shoppers recognize and choose locally made products. Consumers demonstrate a clear preference for locally grown and processed foods and Buy BC Foods will ensure locally produced food products are clearly...