Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2015 Regional Award Winner


Durham Foods

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Jim Sheehan, MPP Arthur Potts and MPP Lou Rinaldi

Jim Sheehan, MPP Arthur Potts and MPP Lou Rinaldi

To achieve food safety and traceability certification, food producers and processors have to keep a number of thorough records and manuals. And for small operations, that can be daunting. Durham Foods has just made it a whole lot easier with their new GAP App. The hydroponic spinach producer has taken the manuals from CanadaGAP - the national food safety program for fruits and vegetables - and transformed them into a user-friendly app. Bye-bye time-consuming paperwork. Instead, workers can enter information and document issues with a few swipes and taps on tablets strategically placed around the plant floor. The app prompts them with required activities for the day. It also generates reports and makes food safety audits a cinch, slashing the costs of the company's food safety program.

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