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    2010 Grand Prix Product Awards

    June 11, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Touted as two of the healthiest foods around, yogurt and fish garnered some love as big winners of the 17th annual Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards, a highly respected awards program organized by the Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors

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    W. Amsler Equipment Wins CPIA's Plastics Innovator Award

    June 11, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) has named W. Amsler Equipment Inc., a leading Canadian manufacturer of all-electric, reheat stretch-blow molding machines based in Richmond Hill, Ont., as the recipient of its Plastics Innovator Award. The award honors companies who

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    PAC – Packaging Certification Program Fall 2010

    June 10, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    PAC – The Packaging Association has announced its Fall schedule for its Packaging Certification Program, a one-of-a-kind program offered in French and English for packaging professionals recognized across the industry and features. The Programme will offer exposure to leading packaging

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    Toronto Date Added For Walmart Scorecard Training

    June 7, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    With Walmart Canada looking to have 100 per cent completion of its Packaging Scorecard by July 1, 2010, the retail giant, in conjunction with PAC – The Packaging Association and ECRM (Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing) have just added another date

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    PMAC conference preview

    May 26, 2010 by Purchasingb2b Staff

    In two weeks, supply chain professionals from all across Canada will congregate in Regina, Saskatchewan for Winds of Change, the 85th annual conference of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC). The conference agenda includes 24 education sessions, covering topics

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    THAIFEX Tradeshow Rescheduled

    May 7, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Due to on-going disruptive effects of the volcanic eruptions in Iceland that could affect travel for exhibitors and visitors from Europe and around the world, a joint decision has been made by the organizers to reschedule Thaifex – World of

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    SIAL Canada Moves To Toronto For 2011

    April 27, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    SIAL Canada, and international tradeshow dedicated to the food industry, is moving to Toronto for 2010 in a bid to broaden the number of visitors from Ontario and other provinces. With the conclusion of the 2010 show held April 21-23,

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    Food Packaging Safety Seminar

    April 27, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On April 21, 2010 at the Mississauga International Centre just west of Toronto, PAC – The Packaging Association, the North American voice of the packaging industry held an informative Food Packaging Safety Summit. The half-day affair moderated by Scott Wilson,

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    May At The GFTC

    April 26, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    May 4: Pest Control and Management: Standards for the Food Industry May 6-7: Implementing SQF 2000 Systems (Calgary, AB) May 10-11: HACCP I: Prerequisite Programs May 12-14: HACCP II: Developing your HACCP Plans May 17-18: HACCP III: Train the Trainer

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    Tetra Pak Refreshes LG Fashion Week

    March 29, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oréal Paris – held in Toronto betwen March 28 – April 3, 2010,  is known as a leader in style and innovation. Although the focus is on designers, these characteristics continue off the runway. Behind

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    April At The GFTC

    March 26, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    April 7-8: Safe Pasteurization: Concepts and Theory April 13: Food Safety Recall Workshop April 14-16: Microbiology I: Basic Food Microbiology April 15-16: Implementing SQF 2000 Systems April 19-20: Science of Sensory Evaluation April 20-21: Global Safety and Quality Benchmarked Standards:

  • Free Bosch Rexroth Seminars to Aid Recovery Efforts

    March 3, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    To help Canadian manufacturers strengthen their efforts in rebounding back from one of the worst recessions in recent history, leading automation technologies supplier Bosch Rexroth Canada is holding a series of free educational seminars addressing some of the industry’s most

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    Paper Packaging Canada Seminar Offers Efficiency Improvements

    February 25, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Looking to create a more efficient plant and a safer work environment is the crux of what all good companies want to achieve, but striking that harmonious balance can be a difficult challenge. On February 23 at the Mississauga Convention

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    March Courses At The GFTC

    January 18, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    March 2: Connecting the Dots: Packaging March 3-4: Microbiology V: Listeria ControlMarch 4: Food Additives, Flavours and ColoursMarch 5: Microbiology VI: Salmonella ControlMarch 8-9: HACCP I: Prerequisite Programs March 9: Low Sodium Product ReformulationMarch 10-12: HACCP II: Developing your HACCP

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    February Courses At The GFTC

    January 18, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Feb. 1-2: Implementing SQF 2000 Systems Feb. 2: HACCP: A Management Summary Feb. 3-4: Food Sciences Series Part I: Introduction to Food Science Practice and Principles for Non-Food Scientists Feb. 4: Shelf Life Evaluation of Chilled Foods Feb. 8: Food

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    PAC Offers Comprehensive Four Day Packaging Course

    January 13, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    For those lacking the time to participate in a 12-day PAC – The Packaging Association certificate course, the Precisely Packaging course held March 8-11, 2010, is for you. This four-day program is specifically designed to equip you with the key

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    PAC's Reality Show

    January 8, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The PAC – The Packaging Association is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for sustainability entrepreneurs to pitch their concept to industry experts for constructive feedback in a public forum of up to 300 packaging community leaders in a

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    Walmart Canada and PAC Team-up

    January 7, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Are you on schedule with Walmart Canada‘s Packaging Sustainable Scorecard? Launched on July 1, 2009 Walmart Canada released its Packaging Sustainability Scorecard in an attempt to help the retail giant accurately measure its progress to reducing its packaging by five

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    PAC Offers Plant Tour

    January 7, 2010 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Are You Missing Out? Exclusive to PAC (The Packaging Association) members, the Ontario Chapter is offering a tour of Metro Label Company–one of North America’s top tag and label converters–on January 28, 2010. Starting in 1974, the family-run business utilizes

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    Sidel Canada Holds Open House

    December 22, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On December 3, 2009, at its Laval facilities, Sidel Canada held an open house to showcase its latest product offerings as well as to educate prospective customers. With 25 attendees—20 from Ontario and Quebec, with the rest from the northeastern

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    Canon And PAC Sign PACKEX Shows Agreement

    December 16, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Canon Communications has entered into a cooperation agreement with PAC–The Packaging Association (PAC) in support of the 2011 and 2013 editions of the company’s biennial PACKEX show in Toronto. A key proviso for the PAC is to develop and produce

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    Domo Arigato ABB Robotics

    December 15, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On December 7 and 8, 2009, at its Brampton facility, ABB Canada held its Technology Days open house showcasing its robotic systems and offering seminars designed to help both current and prospective customers discover first-hand how its industrial robotic technology

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    Efficient Plants, Safer People Seminar

    December 9, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Mississauga Convention Centre, a seminar detailing how efficiency improvements can dramatically improve a company’s competitive position will be held, sponsored by Paper Packaging Canada–a new national association bringing together the major players in

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    Upcoming ABB’s Robotics Seminar

    November 30, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On December 7 and 8, 2009, at its Brampton facility, ABB’s Robotics group is organizing the “Technology Days” seminar to help current and prospective customers discover first-hand how its industrial robotic technology will help customers improve productivity, product quality, worker

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    Montreal event promotes CSR in resources

    November 16, 2009 by Purchasingb2b staff

    Montreal—Representatives from hundreds of organizations in the resources sector have convened in Montreal this week for the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) event. The three-day conference is being held to promote transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining

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    December-January Courses At The GFTC

    October 30, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Food Safety and Quality:Nov. 30-Dec.1: HACCP III: Train the TrainerDec. 2-3: Understanding And Implementing The BRC (British Retail Consortium) Global Standard For Food SafetyDec. 2-4: Microbiology III: Foodborne PathogensDec. 7-11: Food Safety for Manufacturing (Level 4 Award) Jan. 11-12: HACCP

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    PAC Fall Social At Second City

    October 20, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Ontario Chapter of the PAC (Packaging Association of Canada) invites one and all to a casual, social evening at The Second City in Toronto.  There promises to be lots of food, lots of networking and lots of fun! Here’s

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    November Courses At The GFTC

    October 16, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    Food Safety and Quality:Nov. 2: Canadian Ingredient LabellingNov. 3: Canadian Nutritional LabellingNov. 9: Sanitary Design for Equipment, Materials and EstablishmentsNov. 10: Food Safety Recall Workshop Nov. 11-13: Certified HACCP Auditor (ASQ)Nov. 13: WEBINAR- Country Of Origin Labelling: The Cool ConundrumNov.

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    The PACKEX Toronto exhibition was purchased by Canon Communications trade show from Comexposium and Packaging Association of Canada.

    October 6, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    On October 5, Canon Communications LLC announced the acquisition of the PACKEX Exhibition & Conference from Comexposium Canada and the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC).The PACKEX show has been Canada’s premiere packaging industry event for more than half a century

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    Free Trip To Italy

    September 22, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Italian Trade Commission, in cooperation with Unione Italiana Vini (Italian Winemakers Association) is organizing a delegation to the upcoming ENOVITIS and SIMEI trade shows, in Milan, Italy, from November 24th through November 28th, 2009. Ten Canadian bottling companies (wine,

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    October Courses At The GFTC

    September 8, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) has released its curriculum for October 2009. These courses, while dealing with food-related issues, are packed with information progressive companies should know. General Programs: Oct. 1-2: Detection and Management of Allergens: Preventing Allergens Cross-Contamination

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    PACK EXPO Now Includes Processing Solutions

    August 24, 2009 by Canadian Packaging Staff

    PMMI—a trade association for companies that manufacture packaging and packaging-related machinery, and is the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows—has expanded the shows’ focus on the packaging supply chain to include processing solutions. This new integrated approach

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