Food Sector News CanadaEMC Food, Beverage & Bio Sector: CAP - Canadian Agricultural Partnership<div><p>In a recent News Release from <strong><a href="">Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada</a> </strong>on February 13th, 2018, the upcoming CAP - Canadian Agricultural Partnership Program was announced.  The details follow below:             </p> <table style="margin-right: calc(14%); width: 86%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 66.2973%;"><strong>Applications for Federal Programs Now Open</strong><br><br>February 13, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada<br>Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada<br></td> <td style="width: 33.7027%;"><img src="/.api2/binaries/0Nn448alM9/thumbnails/CAP.jpg?width=168&amp;height=127" style="width: 168px; height: 126.56px;" alt="CAP.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="0Nn448alM9" data-src="/.api2/binaries/0Nn448alM9/thumbnails/CAP.jpg?width=168&amp;height=127"><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Canada’s agriculture…</p></div>Bren de LeeuwMon, 12 Mar 2018 12:09:32 -0400 Food, Beverage & Bio Sector: Taking Advantage of Learning Opportunities<div><p>There is something about the opportunity to learn and gain insight or entertain a different perspective that brings excitement to the table!  Participation in outside activities may present the perfect chance to embrace new ideas and thoughts that enable us to overcome barriers we never thought possible before. </p> <p>As the first quarter of 2018…</p></div>Bren de LeeuwTue, 06 Mar 2018 13:26:13 -0500 Food, Beverage & Bio Sector: Food Safety Summit<div><p><a href=""><img src="/.api2/binaries/EmvE4VeDgq/thumbnails/Food_Safety_14th_648x187.png?width=300" style="width: 300px;" alt="Food_Safety_14th_648x187.png" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="EmvE4VeDgq" data-src="/.api2/binaries/EmvE4VeDgq/thumbnails/Food_Safety_14th_648x187.png?width=300"></a>This year marks the <a href="">14<sup>th</sup> Annual Strategy Institute North American Food Safety Summit</a> which is being held at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Toronto, Ontario on April 17<sup>th</sup> and 18<sup>th</sup>, 2018.  EMC has truly enjoyed partnering on this worthwhile initiative year over year as it offers Processors an opportunity to connect with peers, subject matter experts…</p></div>Bren de LeeuwWed, 21 Feb 2018 11:44:25 -0500 Food, Beverage & Bio Sector: Free Agri-food Courses to Grow Your Business<div><p>Are you interested in developing a strong business and growing your success? Sign up for free agri-food online courses and — for a limited time — free in-person workshops.</p> <p>Take advantage of the courses to sharpen your competitive edge by gaining skills and knowledge in farm business practices, food safety and traceability. These courses will…</p></div>Bren de LeeuwFri, 09 Feb 2018 10:29:53 -0500 GF2 Food, Beverage & Bio Sector Initiative: Regional Event Summary – Labour Productivity: Best Practices on Increasing Efficiencies<div><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width: 100%; margin-left: calc(0%);" width="652"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 64.5%;" valign="top" width="492">Our Host, The Original Cakerie, is the largest privately-owned dessert manufacturer in Canada producing high quality frozen products for Retail and Foodservice customers across North America. They have Kosher and Gluten-Free Certification and are also BRC Certified (AA Rated - the highest possible grade within the audit program). As recent…</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Bren de LeeuwTue, 23 Jan 2018 08:43:58 -0500 Food, Beverage & Bio Sector Initiative: Year End Summary 2017<div><p>It has been an incredibly busy 2017 and one that will undoubtedly leave long-lasting memories for me for years to come.  Fabulous Hosts, incredible participants, engaging topics, formidable training, enlightening Conferences and memorable plant visits!  There was no shortage of learning opportunities, new things to see or great people to meet!<br> <br> <img src="/.api2/binaries/EmvXJZaWpJ/thumbnails/collage-2017-12-11.jpg?width=659&amp;height=490" style="width: 659px; height: 490px;" alt="collage-2017-12-11.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="EmvXJZaWpJ" data-src="/.api2/binaries/EmvXJZaWpJ/thumbnails/collage-2017-12-11.jpg?width=659&amp;height=490">A…</p></div>Bren de LeeuwTue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500 Food, Beverage and Bio Sector Manufacturers! Our Gift to You!<div><p><img src="/.api2/binaries/PxYXBWlrXZ/thumbnails/GF2_ProdChristmas.jpg?width=643&amp;height=199" style="width: 643px; height: 199.33px;" alt="GF2_ProdChristmas.jpg" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-ig-embed-key="PxYXBWlrXZ" data-src="/.api2/binaries/PxYXBWlrXZ/thumbnails/GF2_ProdChristmas.jpg?width=643&amp;height=199"></p> <p>Through EMC’s <strong><em>Growing Forward 2</em></strong> Food, Beverage and Bio Sector Initiative, we invite you to take part in a <strong><em>FREE</em></strong> Productivity Self-Diagnostic Tool for these sector companies. Working with sector productivity experts, EMC’s Self-Diagnostic tool provides a no-cost way to gauge productivity and access real-time reports, feedback and informal…</p></div>Bren de LeeuwMon, 18 Dec 2017 11:11:40 -0500 GF2 Food, Beverage & Bio Sector Initiative: Regional Event Summary – Labour Productivity: Best Practices in Food Safety<div><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="652"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="352">I think it would be relatively safe to say that those participating in this Special EMC GF2 Food Sector Networking Event came away from the session with a tremendous appreciation for the mighty egg and its journey from production to the customer’s plate!  Our focus today was really on the grading side, but we also learned about other further…</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Bren de LeeuwTue, 05 Dec 2017 16:06:52 -0500 GF2 Food, Beverage & Bio Sector Initiative: Regional Event Summary – Labour Productivity: Building a Healthy Workplace with Ergonomics<div><table style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 54.5907%;">When you bring a group of companies together unfamiliar with an industry and often the process, some amazing things can happen!  Outside perspectives can render some rather creative ideas and if anything, shed thought on where one might concentrate their continuous improvement initiatives.  It works in the reverse as well, forcing us to step…</td></tr></tbody></table></div>Bren de LeeuwTue, 31 Oct 2017 08:35:36 -0400 GF2 Food, Beverage & Bio Sector Initiative: Regional Event Summary – Labour Productivity: Talent Attraction and Retention<div><div> <p>This very Special GF2 (Growing Forward 2) Networking Event presented the perfect forum to learn from best practices, gain insight on some interesting programs and learn about resources as it relates to Retention and Attraction. Participants came from across Ontario – some over 2.5 hours away - and all interested in learning from the challenges…</p></div></div>Bren de LeeuwFri, 29 Sep 2017 12:43:58 -0400