|Industry Associations & Credit Reporting Agencies|
To ensure the highest standards are met and that quality products offered to our customers, Emperor Specialty Foods has memberships with industry trade and credit rating agencies which provides up to date information on all our suppliers and potential suppliers. Strong relationships have been established with respected and established growers from around the world.
Blue Book Services
Emperor Specialty Foods has had membership with Blue Book Services since 1989. Blue Book service has been the leading provider of the most current and accurate credit and marketing information to businesses involved in the wholesale fresh fruit and vegetable industry. It incorporates the latest technology into the reporting process— delivering information customers need, when and how customers want it.
Red Book Credit Services
Emperor Specialty Foods has membership with Red Book Credit Services since 1988. Red Book website is the first service of its kind for professional produce marketers. It combines the RBCS industry database, late breaking produce industry business news, credit information and online marketing tools to create the world's only comprehensive website designed for those selling fresh produce, products and services.
Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation
Emperor Specialty Foods is a Founding Member of this Corporation with membership number 142.
Canadian Produce Marketing Association
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is a not-for-profit organization representing companies that are active in the marketing of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada from the farm gate to the dinner plate. CPMA members include major grower/shippers/packers, importer/exporters, carriers, brokers, wholesalers, retailers, fresh cuts and foodservice distributors, integrating all segments of the fresh produce industry. The CPMA is proud to represent over 670 international and Canadian members who are responsible for 90% of the fresh fruit and vegetable sales in Canada at an annual estimated value of 8 billion Canadian dollars. The CPMA is funded by the industry through voluntary membership and various services, activities and sponsorship programs.
British Columbia Produce Marketing Association
The BC Produce Marketing Association [BCPMA] is effectively a provincial branch of the CPMA with its primary purpose being promotion of the consumption of fruits and vegetables in BC.
British Columbia Chef's Association
The BC Chef's Association was founded in 1958 by a group of dedicated Chef's in the Lower Mainland. They are dedicated to the education of both Junior members and the upgrading skills of Regular members. The Association takes part in annual events including Apprentice competitions, Local & National Conventions & Culinary Salons to publicize and promote the work of the professional Chef's and Cook's in B.C.
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Mushroom Health Benefits
Dr. Maishong Ni, author of Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds of Ways to Live to be 100, calls mushrooms “the ultimate longevity food.” Why? Mushrooms are super foods.
Just like humans, mushrooms can make their own vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D helps keep bones, hair, skin and nails strong and healthy, and it also helps ward off disease.
Mushrooms are also a good source of B vitamins: niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, folate, vitamin B6, biotin, and pantothenic acid.
Collectively, these vitamins may help to relieve stress, depression, and fatigue. Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, which help cells in the body fight dangerous oxygen molecules called free radicals. Free radicals may play a role in serious illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
Mushrooms are less than 45 calories per serving and a good meat substitute.
It’s no wonder that ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese and Japanese cultures believed mushrooms contained the secret to super-human strength and godlike euphoria.
Today, what is known of mushrooms is no less fantastic, but rooted in years of scientific evidence and research, rather than superstition.