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Vancouver, BC - BC’s best of the best in the food processing industry were honoured on May 19th at the FoodProWest 2016 Awards Gala.

More than 375 of BC’s top food processors and industry leaders came together to honour their colleagues at the prestigious Gala Dinner hosted by the BC Food Processors Association.

Sun Rype Products Ltd joins Nature’s Path, Olympic Dairy, Pacific Coast Fruit Products, Gizella’s Pastry, Vanderpol Food Group, Avalon Dairy Ltd., Purdy’s Chocolates and Freybe Gourmet Foods in the BC Food Processor’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Award...

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Langley, BC - October 16, 2015. The BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) is pleased that the 12 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have successfully concluded negotiations on a historic free trade agreement this past week, but remains cautiously optimistic until more details of the Agreement and its implications for food and beverage manufacturers are understood. Full details of the Agreement are yet to be released to the public.

“While we feel that the TPP could help to fuel BC’s Food, Beverage and Natural Health Products Processing sectors by reducing regulatory...

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Vancouver, BC – Today a group of industry associations have agreed to form a partnership – the Alliance for Manufacturing in BC - in order to raise the profile of manufacturing in British Columbia, provide a greater understanding of the role manufacturing plays in the provincial economy, showcase career opportunities and address shared competitiveness issues.

Manufacturing is a significant contributor to BC’s economy yet it is often overlooked in favour of the stereotypical image of the province’s economy – forestry, mining, film, digital media and tourism. Manufacturing provides...

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FoodProWest and Quest Food Exchange have teamed up again to host the 2014 BCFPA ‘Product of the Year’ judging event.

In a Dragon Den’s style atmosphere, over 35 hopeful companies will be given two minutes to pitch their product. Judges will then score the product based on taste, innovation, packaging, and environmental impact.

The esteemed panel include: Elizabeth Crudginton (Director,Quest Food Exchange), Randy Shore (‘The Green Man Blog’, Vancouver Sun), Ryan Benn, (President, Alive Magazine/Teldon Media Group), Rolly Lumbala (FB, BC Lions), Vikram Vj (Chef & Founder...

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The BC Food Processors Association ( www.bcfpa.ca ) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The new Directors are Gillian Buergin , COO at the Rhema Group , and David Guthrie , a Partner in KPMG ’s Enterprise Practice.

Gillian Buergin is Chief Operating Officer at the Rhema Group, a custom manufacturer and packager of natural health products with divisions in Canada and the United States. Prior to joining Rhema in 2010 as Vice President Operations, Gillian was introduced to BC food manufacturing at The...

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