Below you will find CPMA news releases, media advisories, and other media-related documents. For all media and/or communications inquiries, please contact Micken Kokonya, Manager, Communications and Market Research, at mkokonya@cpma.ca or (+1) 613-226-4187 x225.

September 30, 2021 - Produce industry to mark the World Fruit and Vegetables Day

September 22, 2021 - Canadian agri-food production leaders unite to celebrate achievements and commit to continue to advance Canada’s leadership role in the production of safe, sustainable and nutritious food ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit

September 21, 2021 - CPMA congratulates Canada’s 44th Prime Minister and Members of Parliament

July 26, 2021 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association names 2021 Produce Champion

July 21, 2021 - Larry McIntosh: Recipient of the 2021 Canadian Produce Person of the Year Award

July 16, 2021 - Canadian fresh produce industry commends Ministers’ commitment to supporting a Canadian Food Industry Code of Practice

July 6, 2021 - Exhibit Space for 2022 CPMA Trade Show 75% Sold

June 9, 2021 - National Index on Agri-Food Performance

June 3, 2021 - CPMA and CHC host a successful virtual Farm to Plate event

May 27, 2021 - Canadian Food Industry Code of Practice

April 28, 2021 - Canadian produce industry to hold virtual Farm to Plate advocacy event

April 20, 2021 - CPMA responds to Federal Budget 2021

April 19, 2021 - CPMA successfully holds its first virtual Trade Show

April 15, 2021 - CPMA announces the 2021 New Product Showcase Awards winners

April 13, 2021 - CPMA announces John Anderson as the recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

April 13, 2021 - 2021 CPMA Convention and Trade Show kicks off today

April 6, 2021 - CPMA virtual Freggie Fresh Ride: A resounding success

March 18, 2021 - CPMA announces Board of Directors for 2021-2022

March 12, 2021 - CPMA announces participants for the 2021 Passion for Produce Program

February 23, 2021 - CPMA Statement on Canada’s Agriculture Day 2021

February 22, 2021 - CPMA applauds appointment of Larry McIntosh as member of the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council

February 17, 2021 - CPMA launches updated online courses

February 11, 2021 - CPMA pleased with USITC finding of no injury in blueberry import investigation

February 8, 2021 - Registration for CPMA 2021 Fresh Week is now open and free

January 27, 2021 - Canada Plastics Pact Launches to Tackle Plastics Pollution with Innovative Solutions

November 9, 2020 - CPMA and CHC Host Successful Virtual Fall Harvest Event with Parliamentarians and Industry Stakeholders

October 29, 2020 - Press Release - Agri-Food Sustainability Targets

October 28, 2020 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association Honours 2020 Produce Champion

September 29, 2020 - Enhanced Online Waste Efficiency Tool Now Available to CPMA Members

September 17, 2020 - Mike Ecker Announced as Winner of 2020 CPMA Lifetime Achievement Award

September 10, 2020 - CPMA and CHC will Proceed with Virtual Fall Harvest Meetings in November

August 13, 2020 - CPMA to Support the Delivery of the Government of Canada’s Surplus Food Rescue Program

June 25, 2020 - PTI Announces Significant Improvements to Traceability Guidance

June 7, 2020 - CPMA and Canadian Supply Chain Food Safety Coalition Celebrate Second World Food Safety Day

June 1, 2020 - CPMA Plastics Packaging Working Group Publishes Preferred Plastics Guide

May 22, 2020 - CPMA Announces Board of Directors for 2020-2021

May 20, 2020 - CPMA and NSF Canada to Offer Online Food Safety Workshops Beginning in June

May 13, 2020 - Winners of 2020 CPMA Virtual New Product Showcase Announced

May 11, 2020 - CPMA to Host 2020 Virtual Learning Lounge Sessions

April 8, 2020 - Food Safety and Health Professionals Emphasize Importance of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 21, 2020 - CPMA Pleased with Government Exemption for Temporary Foreign Workers from COVID-19 Travel Ban

March 20, 2020 - 2020 CPMA Convention and Trade Show Cancelled

February 28, 2020 - CPMA and CHC Host Successful Farm to Plate Event on Parliament Hill

February 25, 2020 - Produce and Politics – Fruit and vegetable industry meets on Parliament Hill to advocate on behalf of Canada’s fresh produce sector

February 21, 2020 - CPMA and NSF Canada to Provide Food Safety Workshops Beginning in March

February 14, 2020 - Register for the 2020 CPMA Convention and Trade Show and Experience the Flavours of the World

February 11, 2020 - CPMA Statement on Canada’s Agriculture Day 2020

February 5, 2020 - CPMA Expands Half Your Plate Nutrition Resources for Health Professionals

January 30, 2020 - CPMA Headed to Berlin for 2020 Fruit Logistica

January 16, 2020 - CPMA calls on Government of Canada to ratify CUSMA

January 16, 2020 - CPMA Announces Half Your Plate Partnership with 2020 Olympic Team Qualifier Florence Maheu

January 15, 2020 - CPMA Launches Online Waste Efficiency Tool


December 5, 2019 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association and VCM International Release Plastic Packaging Technical Report and Roadmap

November 22, 2019 - CPMA Congratulates New Federal Cabinet

November 14, 2019 - CPMA and PMA announce plan to end issuing of generic UPCs

October 23, 2019 - CPMA Congratulates Federal Election Winners

July 4, 2019 - CPMA Names Member of Parliament Wayne Easter 2019 Produce Champion

June 19, 2019 - CPMA Announces Half Your Plate Partnership with Olympic Hockey Champions Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust

June 18, 2019 - Canadian Horticultural Council and Canadian Produce Marketing Association Recognize NDP Commitment to Payment Protection for Produce Sellers

June 17, 2019 - CPMA Commends Federal Government Food Policy for Canada Commitment

June 4, 2019 - CPMA Plastic Packaging Working Group Update

May 10, 2019 - Canadian produce industry hosts successful Farm to Plate meetings with Parliamentarians

May 6, 2019 - CPMA to lead industry working group focused on plastics

April 11, 2019 - CPMA Announces Board of Directors for 2019-2020

April 8, 2019 - Event Summary for 2019 CPMA Convention and Trade Show

March 25, 2019 - 2019 CPMA Convention and Trade Show in Montréal: By the Numbers!

March 19, 2019 - CPMA Applauds Government for Transformative Investments in Budget 2019

March 11, 2019 - CPMA Celebrating 10th Year of Passion for Produce Program at 2019 CPMA Convention and Trade Show

March 1, 2019 - CPMA Welcomes New Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

February 12, 2019 - CPMA Statement on Canada’s Agriculture Day

January 22, 2019 - CPMA and CPHA Welcome new Canada Food Guide

January 15, 2019 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association Prepared to Support Launch of Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

January 9, 2019 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association Introduces Inaugural Corporate Culture Awards


December 19, 2018 - Exhibit Space for 2019 CPMA Convention and Trade Show Sold Out

November 30, 2018 - CPMA Welcomes Signing of USMCA

November 21, 2018 - Fall Economic Statement Increases Fresh Produce Industry Competitiveness

November 7, 2018 - Canadian produce industry hosts successful Fall Harvest meetings with Parliamentarians

October 26, 2018 - The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is proud to recognize its 2018 Produce Champions

October 25, 2018 - Fresh Produce Industry Supports Targeted Carbon Tax Relief for Greenhouse Growers

October 1, 2018 - CPMA Pleased with New USMCA

August 27, 2018 - CPMA Statement on Announcement of US-Mexico Trade Agreement

August 16, 2018 - PTI Leadership Council Encourages Further Industry Collaboration as Focus on Traceability and Blockchain Grows

March 5, 2018 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association Pleased with Progress at Round 7 of NAFTA

February 22, 2018 - California Farm Bureau Federation and Canadian Produce Marketing Association Highlight Importance of NAFTA

January 29, 2018 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association satisfied with progress made in sixth round of NAFTA negotiations

January 24, 2018 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association pleased that an agreement has been reached on the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership

January 22, 2018 - Canadian Produce Marketing Association launches the Canadian Food Safety Fund to support food safety research and projects


December 12, 2017 - 2018 pre-Budget Report of the Standing Committee on Finance adopts two recommendations from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association

November 21, 2017 - CPMA’s Freggie Children’s Program gives kids the opportunity to be “Chef for a Day” to learn about healthy eating

November 9, 2017 - Canadian produce industry urges parliamentarians to consider important trade and health issues

October 18, 2017 - CPMA Hosts Successful “Ready for Trade” Luncheons with Foreign Embassies in Ottawa and Vancouver

September 28, 2017 - “Taste of California” chef challenge dinner in Monterey at CPMA’s Semi-Annual Board Meetings a Tremendous Success

September 18, 2017 - The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and The Wilson Center host successful NAFTA event

July 26, 2017 - CPMA leadership in California to discuss the importance of free trade

July 20, 2017 - Inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption in Canada creates significant economic burden, study finds