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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...

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The official launch of the Buy BC Food program took place at the Safeway store on Robson St. in Vancouver. The first ever Buy BC food race pitted three teams against each other in a fun challenge to see who could fill their basket with the most BC products. The winning team was captained by Jane Thornthwaite, MLA North Vancouver-Seymour and included Marco Iannuzzi (BC Lions) , Bianca Solterbeck (Shaw) and Kevin Getz (The Beat).

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Vancouver, B.C., September 30, 2013. The BC Food Processors Association elected its Executive Committee for the 2013/14 year today.

The committee will consist of:

Dave Eto , President and Board Chair, BC Dairy Association Alistair Johnston , First Vice-President, Vanderpol Food Group Rick Gagner , Second Vice-President Jim Pratt , Secretary, ProSnack Natural Foods Inc. Jozef Hubburmi n, Treasurer, Fresh Direct Produce Robin Smit h, Past President, FoodWest Resources

“We are delighted with the depth of knowledge and experience of our incoming...