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Government is now providing additional support for small operators applying for Class C licenses in isolated communities that do not have access to licensed slaughter capacity. New applicants who meet these criteria can now qualify for a Class C license immediately, and will have until December 31, 2009 to submit their construction plans. A second update to the regulation provides support to those who have already made significant investments in becoming fully licensed, by providing a 100-kilometre protective zone around fully-licensed plants.

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At the BCFPA AGM Board President Robin Smith announced five new Directors to the BCFPA Board - Parm Bains, Westberry Farms; Michael Boehm, KPMG LLP; Reg Ens, Meyers, Norris, Penny; Neville Israel, Sun-Rich Fresh Foods Inc; Colin McMillan, J S McMillan Fisheries Ltd.

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Local Food Processing Companies Honoured by the BC Food Processors Association. Arran Stephens, President of Nature’s Path Foods Inc. was awarded the BC Food Processors Association Leadership Award and Freybe Gourmet Foods Ltd. received the Hall of Fame Award at the BCFPA AGM & Professional Development Day on...

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BC Food Processors Association Board Chair Robin Smith greets the recent announcement of $3.8 million funding for BC’s meat processors and producers with approval. “We appreciate the Province’s recognition of industry needs,” he says...

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March 2008. BC Food Processors Association’s new CEO, Nico Human, is enthusiastic about the Association’s work to date on B.C.’s Meat Inspection Regulation. “Our job is to help make it work,” he says. “We are pleased to partner with the Province of British Columbia on program delivery.”

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