DRC Board of Directors and Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held May 23-24, 2019 in Québec City, Canada. DRC reported to members and the Board on key DRC priorities including DRC’s role under the Safe Food for Canadians Act, Membership, Marketing, and Trading Assistance. The Board also received updates from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Destination Inspection services and implementation of the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. During the AGM, the members elected Frank Pagliaro (Canada), Mike Stuart (USA), Bret Erikson (USA) and Gonzalo Aguilar (Mexico) as Directors.
The Board and Staff were also hosted by Patates Dolbec Inc. to a tour of their ultra-modern facilities. Patates Dolbec Inc. is a family business that, over the last 50 years, has earned itself an enviable reputation in the agri-food sector through hard work, a tireless passion for agriculture, and a dynamic team that brings experience and innovation to potato farming. The board was especially impressed by their Factory 4.0 which includes a robotic train and other cutting edge technology. On behalf of the Board a big thank you to Stéphan and Josée for an amazing tour.