CPMA advocates on behalf of industry with regulators and elected officials at both the federal and provincial levels.

Advocacy

CPMA provides a forum for both industry members and government to dialogue on a wide range of issues and initiatives which may affect the distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables, including trade facilitation and standardization. CPMA places a strong emphasis on federal and provincial government advocacy on behalf of its members, and the produce industry at large, to ensure that there will be no unnecessarily complicated or restrictive regulations that impede the ability of members to market and sell fresh produce in Canada.

Advocacy on Behalf of its Members
Group Photo with Prime Minister Trudeau
Checklist

Fruit and Vegetable Labelling

While there are many requirements, there are many 'grey' areas in the legislation and regulations that have the potential to create issues of non-compliance when developing a label. Without a clear understanding of the intricacies of the requirements and the relevant technical expertise, it can be extremely difficult to ensure that the label developed for the product will be acceptable for the Canadian marketplace.

Examine the Label Review Service

UPC and PLU Codes

UPC and PLU codes have been introduced to supermarkets to facilitate the check-out process at cashier level and control of the inventory.

Looking for a specific UPC or PLU Code?

Learn more about Produce Coding

Food Safety

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issues food recalls in the event of a public safety hazard. CPMA works with CFIA to provide industry input into recall procedures and recovery efforts and to inform our members when they may be impacted by a recall.

Learn More about Food Safety