CPMA Webinar Series

The fresh fruits and vegetables industry is fast-paced and dynamic. There is little opportunity to take time out of a busy day for training and education. Recognizing the challenge of continuing education in our industry, CPMA develops, organizes and hosts webinars designed specifically for the fresh produce industry.

There are many diverse topics throughout the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain, and CPMA's Education Committee works diligently to identify trends, topics and key issues and develop informative and dynamic webinars.

Upcoming Webinars:

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations presented by CFIA

Wednesday, June 13th - 1:00 p.m. EDT    Click here to register

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are expected to become law in 2018. This piece of legislation has been described as the largest regulatory change in Canada since confederation. Given this, it’s not surprising that there are many questions swirling around regarding the impact on the produce industry, implementation timelines, trading practices and much more. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be present an over view of the regulations and specifically how they may affect Canada’s produce industry.


CPMA SFCR Activities and the Canadian Food Safety Fund Initiative

Friday, June 15th - 1:00 p.m. EDT    Click here to register

To help support our membership, CPMA has been busy working with members, government, allied associations and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of the produce industry have been communicated to legislators. This webinar will review the activities CPMA have engaged in over the last number of years and lay out the plans for ongoing support as the regulations are released. Additionally, CPMA will provide an overview of the new Canadian Food Safety Fund (CFSF) including how it came to be, current status and the long term goals of the plan. We hope you join us and take the opportunity to critique the work we do on your behalf so it can be even more effective over the next few years.


Dispute Resolution Corporation

Friday, June 22nd - 1:00 p.m. EDT    Click here to register

The Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) has been facilitating the successful mediation of buyer / seller disagreements within the produce industry for many years. Inclusion in their membership has always been on a voluntary basis, but this will be changing when the SFCR comes into force. DRC will be presenting information on the changes contained within the SFCR, the affect this may have on trading partners and how they plan to continue supporting the industry. This webinar will be an excellent opportunity to ask DRC questions on how the changes may affect your business.


Safe Food for Canadians / Food Safety Modernization and GFSI

Friday, June 29th - 1:00 p.m. EDT    Click here to register

In addition to the SFCR, the industry is just beginning to experience the ripples of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The realization on how these two new regulatory regimes will affect individual businesses has begun to take hold within the North American. Fortunately, the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certification bodies (CB) have been hard at work comparing the new regulations with the GFSI schemes they work with to understand how the schemes dovetail nicely with many requirements within SFCR and FSMA. During this webinar we will have a CB briefly review the various GFSI schemes and then show how, as a certified organization, you are already well on your way to compliance.


For more information, please contact:
Jason Gourley
Manager, Education
Canadian Produce Marketing Association
(+1) 613-226-4187 x216 | jgourley@cpma.ca

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Join us Wednesday, June 13th at 1:00p.m. EDT

The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are expected to become law in 2018. This piece of legislation has been described as the largest regulatory change in Canada since confederation. Given this, it’s not surprising that there are many questions swirling around regarding the impact on the produce industry, implementation timelines, trading practices and much more. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be present an over view of the regulations and specifically how they may affect Canada’s produce industry.