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Province commits support for B.C. beef packing plant The Government of British Columbia is supporting further development for a beef packing plant project in northern B.C. that will strengthen the provincial food system. If the Prince George plant becomes fully operational, the North would gain an estimated 80 full-time, good-paying jobs in the plant by 2020, and an additional 620 spin-off jobs.

“I am excited to support the amazing people who work in our ranching sector in the North and throughout the province,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “This project has the potential to...

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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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