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Celebrating milestones of EMC Members affords us the opportunity to reflect on a number of incredible achievements and to offer our heartiest congratulations on behalf of our Team, countless Community Partners and all of our Members across Canada! This month we are particularly pleased to pay tribute to Kisko Products in Woodbridge who are celebrating 40 years in business in 2017!


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Labour Productivity: Packaging, Labelling and Innovation – Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT), Conestoga College

Across the Province, Processors have often indicated that one of their key challenges was staying abreast of regulatory issues and labelling is just one component of that. As a fundamental element to ensure safe food production, distribution and consumer protection, packaging and labelling requires considerable and necessary diligence. It is without a doubt, a big job regardless of the size of the organization. Beyond the regulatory requirements though are also opportunities for branding and marketing and differentiating yourself from competitors. Packaging offers an opportunity to be creative and innovative!


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The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs developed food safety and traceability courses for both producers and processors. The courses are free and are hosted on the University of Guelph website.


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Spring Networking Events EMC (Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium) provides considerable exposure to creative possibilities through ongoing networking activity, benchmarking and best-practice sharing events. Access the latest events listing.


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In today’s food sector environment, Food Safety is paramount and tracking and tracing of materials is a fundamental component of that aspect of our businesses. Our EMC GF2 Food Sector Networking Event provided peers with a means to discuss current challenges from a tracking and tracing perspective, sharing current traceability initiatives and gaining insight on a new automated process that could also help highlight necessary KPI’s and plant production information.


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Food and Beverage Ontario is hosting an Industry Consultation on April 27th at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This special event will look at the growth and success in Ontario's Food and Beverage Processing Industry.


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The food, beverage, bio and ag industry is truly an exciting Sector full of growth and new development. It offers a breadth of career choices in any number of disciplines and for those with entrepreneurial mindsets, the opportunities are endless!


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The 2017 Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Program: This is a wonderful program for those in the Agri-Food Sector and Applications are now being accepted until the end of April. Awards have been distributed to companies across the Province who have contributed to job creation and economic growth through product enhancement and innovation.


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Spring, now just a few weeks away, immediately conjures up images of warmer days and new growth. It’s a season that we get excited about – a time when ideas begin to surface much like the flowers in our gardens. It’s with that spirit of “development” that we are excited to be visiting with Siemen’s Canada Ltd. this month to look at Food Safety Traceability, Tracking Needs and KPI’s! We also have a blossoming group of EMC GF2 Productivity Workshops lined up across the Province and in the spirit of Continuous Improvement, our EMC GF2 Self-Diagnostic Tool offers companies the perfect means with which to identify opportunities for growth and development! Yes, there much to look forward to this Spring!


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Very, very special and heartfelt Holiday greetings to our EMC Members and Manufacturers in the Food, Beverage, Bio and Ag Industry and to supporting Companies, Suppliers, Community and Academic Partners! Wishing you and yours all the joys and wonders of the Season and an exciting, happy and healthy New Year too!



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