DRC Events – CPMA and United Fresh


United Fresh Produce Association’s United FreshMKT

DRC will be exhibiting at the United Fresh Produce Association’s United FreshMKT this June 25-27, in Chicago, IL. Come say hi to Fred Webber, Luc Mougeot and Andrea Bernier at booth #1152.  We’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the upcoming regulatory changes coming to Canada and the impacts on Canadians and non-Canadians alike.  Under the new regulations, more Canadian companies than ever will be required to have a DRC membership and we strongly encourage all members to verify that they are buying and selling only with fellow members.

Fred Webber, President & CEO, will be addressing several of the volunteer councils speaking to multiple committees updating them on the regulatory changes occurring in Canada. If you would like to learn more about how those changes may impact you, please contact our office.

DRC Help Desk | 613-234-0982 | Info@fvdrc.com

CPMA Convention and Trade Show – SFCR & Grade Standards

April 24-26, 2018 DRC attended the CPMA Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, BC.  Thank you to all of our members who stopped by our booth.  It was a pleasure seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends.

We were pleased with the informed discussions and engagement that took place in our booth around the upcoming Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.  Members and non-members a like dropped by to learn more about the trade and commerce aspects of the proposed Regulations and how the changes may affect them and their trading partners.

In addition to the SFCR discussions, there was keen interest in DRC’s latest project: harmonizing the Canadian and US grade standards.  As part of its long term strategic plan, the DRC has always envisioned a time when the Canadian grade standards for fresh fruit and vegetables would be housed within and maintained by the DRC. The passage of the new Safe Food Canadians Act and their soon to be implemented proposed Safe Food for Canadians Regulations present a new opportunity to incorporate the 2009 changes into the standards that are now part of a referenced document entitled Canadian Grade Compendium – Volume 2 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.

DRC Help Desk | 613-234-0982 | Info@fvdrc.com