Archive for Tag: bc produce

CFIA: New Federal Food Safety Requirements Now in Force For Fresh Fruits or Vegetables

OTTAWA – New requirements of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) are now in force for most businesses in the fresh fruits or vegetables (FFV) sector that import, export or engage in interprovincial trade. The SFCR make Canada’s food system even safer by focussing on prevention and allowing...

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B.C. preps packaging changes that could include ban on plastic bags

Move intended to create provincewide plan following the differing actions of major cities like Vancouver, Surrey and Victoria VICTORIA — The B.C. government is preparing to introduce new bans on single-use plastic products, like grocery bags, as well as boosted options for recycling. The changes will be introduced within...

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Plant-growers unnerved by erratic winter weather near Victoria, B.C

Plants blooming early after mild December on South Vancouver Island Ryan Vantreight says he doesn’t know when his seven million daffodils will bloom these days, given that weather patterns over the winter months in Greater Victoria have become so unreliable. Longview Farms in Saanichton, B.C., is a large organic fruit, vegetable and...

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Salmon farmers propel B.C. to a banner year for agriculture

Consistently ranked as the 4th largest farmed Atlantic salmon producer in the world, farmed salmon continues to be B.C.’s most valuable seafood export By SeaWestNews Salmon farmers in British Columbia exported $541 million worth of Atlantic salmon contributing to a record-setting year for agriculture in the province in 2018,...

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Restaurant experts say big-chain closures in Edmonton not surprising as consumers push local

This week’s announcement that burger chain Red Robin will be pulling out of Alberta has fans of the franchise reeling, but local restaurant experts say it shouldn’t come as a surprise. “With the economy being the way it is, things are definitely slower,” said Mary Bailey, editor of The...

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Market coupons aim to give less fortunate local food access

The system, to be administered by Direct Farm Manitoba, is modelled on a system British Columbia has had since 2007 A program that would give farmers’ market coupons to low-income families will help people and build a market for small food producers, Direct Farm Manitoba says. “I believe this...

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