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For Immediate Release: April 11, 2018 - The BC Food Processors Association is very pleased to announce the Finalists for our 2018 BC Food and Beverage Awards. The winners for each award will be announced at our annual Awards Gala & Dinner, which will be held at the beautiful Westin Bayshore on June 21, 2018.

“Congratulations to all of our nominees,” says James Donaldson, BCFPA Executive Director and CEO. “The Awards recognize accomplishments of the food, beverage and natural health products industries, which is the largest manufacturing sector in BC, in both employment and...

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Food Processor Associations Develop BC Food Connection, a Digital Tool to Stimulate Food Industry Growth

Seeking co-packing businesses for database tool to attract more business

April 3, 2018 - The BC Food Processors Association and the Small Scale Food Processor Association are excited to announce the launch of a business development tool that will help new and expanding BC food and beverage processors to locate manufacturing services with co-packers, commercial kitchens, and other complementary facilities....

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Between November 20 and December 31, 2017, WorkSafeBC officers conducted the first phase of a three-phase ammonia inspection initiative.

Officers inspected ice rinks and recreational facilities that use ammonia as a refrigerant. The focus of the inspections was risk assessment, exposure control plans, and work procedures, as well as emergency response and evacuation plans for ammonia exposure.

Of the 223 sites inspected, 181 were using ammonia refrigeration systems. As a result of the inspections, officers issued 1,134 orders. Three compliance agreements were also created,...

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On Wednesday, March 14th, Sussex Strategy Group sent us the following informational brief:

This morning, at the GLOBE Forum in Vancouver, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, launched the $500 million Low Carbon Economy Challenge. The Challenge is the second part of the broader Low Carbon Economy Fund, which was announced in June 2017; the first part was the $1.4 billion Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, which provided funds directly to provinces and territories that have adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change.

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WorkSafeBC young worker campaign to employers -Share your What I Know Now story

WorkSafeBC is reaching out to B.C. employers to share their “What I Know Now” stories as former young workers, and to share health and safety tips and best practices. The message is to create a work environment where it’s clear health and safety is a priority, and to create space for young workers to have conversations about safety at work. We would like to request your help to share this message with all your members and invite them to participate in this initiative.

How can employers participate?...

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