BLIND organization


Hello everybody,

My name is Peter Spyros Goudas and I created this article to the best of my ability.

Many people in this country know some of my products.



I created in my lifetime over 1250 of some of the best products in the world.

 

All along, I was trying to make products without chemicals and possibly without MSG.

I endeavored to make a choice between dehydrated and fresh vegetables and although that was a very costly decision, I did most of them with fresh vegetables.

I have also carefully selected the countries where I get the raw materials; despite the fact that the competition tried to kill me by lowering their prices to put me out of business.

In the end, I survived for almost 50 years and I have received countless compliments from consumers.
Today, I am very proud to say that I have never had not even an A1 recall and in fact, I have received an acknowledgment from CFIA during 49 years.

As well, I was granted the unbelievable 98% score from one of the largest organizations in the world, Wal-Mart who have given me upon thorough inspection of my premises.



Of course, this is unusual for any company to receive such a high score. Most of the best companies in the world score 70% to 80%.

Although everybody in my organization was very happy to receive this news, I was very disappointed due to the fact that I did not receive the 100% mark.

Of course, there are food critics out there who comment for instance; Mr. Goudas’ soups need more salt, therefore the taste needs to be upgraded.

The logic behind this is: If I have to put too much salt, no one would be able to adjust it to the desired taste. It was always a cause of apprehension and unnerving for all of my suppliers throughout the years when I asked them to come to Canada to meet me for training purposes.

Around the year 2000, I ended up supporting an organization for the blind.

This is another segment of the humanitarian work I have done throughout the years.

I reflected for a moment: What does a blind person really need to have when shopping?

Obviously, they most definitely need the ability to identify what was in the cans based on their feeling, handling, and by touching the code as engraved at the bottom of the container in lieu of a barcode.

The blind population has a visual challenge with the code.
While alone in my office, I came up with an idea: How do I resolve this issue?

I consulted a friend who was working for a company that specializes in flavors and aromas and I asked him to create an intensive perfume of a tomato field, a pineapple field, peach, mandarin, and so on…

These fragrances were dispatched by me to the label printers around the world which will match the corresponding canned containers.

I did quite a few similar products so when a blind person walks through a market, the intense aroma from the field dispersed by the label will help the blind identify the food content of the canned product.

That not only helps them at the store level but also at home when they pick up a can from their pantry.

Of course, I was not able to put different fragrances to make in different categories.
For instance, I had one tomato scent in the can regardless of the fact, that it was the whole tomato, crushed, diced tomato, or tomato paste.

An article about this innovative idea was published in the Toronto Star at the time.
That was one of the most expensive ideas I ever had.

 



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