Thank you for visiting the web site of the Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association. We are a rapidly growing industry association that works on behalf of the food, fish, sea-food and beverage processors and the related companies and organizations that do business in our region.
Please read further to find out more about our very important industry, where we have come from and are heading with our association, how we may be of service to you and how you may become involved if you wish.
We are constantly working to improve the utility of our site. Please feel free to advise therefore if you have suggestions to improve it. We wish to thank Business New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Agricultural Council for contributing to the cost of developing this site.
AFBPA 2016 Annual General Meeting - December 15 Moncton
To our Supporting Members and Industry Partners;
It’s hard to believe another year has gone by but it’s time for the Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association members meeting to discuss the year past and the year ahead. There are challenges and opportunities facing both the industry and your Association, and the AGM gives the Board of Directors a chance to put forward their thoughts on next steps and to get feedback and direction from you - the processing community stakeholders. Your support throughout the year is appreciated, but your attendance at the AGM is important. Key business will be to approve the Audited Financial Statements, the business plan going forward and the Board of Directors for 2017. 15% of the voting members of the association need to be represented to constitute a quorum, so we look forward to your participation. The meeting will run from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM including lunch. There is a nominal $35 fee to offset the cost of the venue, refreshments and lunch.
2016 Introduction & Agenda
2016 Board of Directors Nomination Form
Please take advantage of this opportunity to nominate yourself or others for a 2017 Directors seat to represent your interests on the Board.
2016 Proxy Form
If you are unable to attend the AGM in person please appoint someone that you know will be attending, or the AFBPA executive, to cast votes on your behalf. Please return these to me as soon as possible.
Please find attached our training program line up for October – December 2016. We have 7 programs being offered across all four Atlantic provinces, from HACCP to BRC 7 to Canada & US Labelling. To get more information or register you can click on http://www.atlanticfood.ca/en/training.php .
Expanded Training Calendar & Locations!
Please find the planned training programs scheduled between October 2016 and Dec 2016. We have tried to select programs that are timely and impact the largest number of processors. This year in addition to food safety we are pleased to offer programs in Canadian, U.S. Labelling plus we’re looking to offer European Labelling in January. We’re also offering the most extensive number of programs and reaching as many points in Atlantic Canada as possible: from Baddeck to St. John’s, to Moncton and Halifax.
Membership Has Benefits!
The Association’s goals are to offer first class training programs that are accessible and affordable. We will continue to offer competitive pricing, and an additional 25% discount for Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association members, a significant savings, as well as bringing the program as close to home as possible to reduce travel expenses. If you’re not a member and want to take advantage of the savings, there is a simple membership application form attached.
New On – Line Registration!
You’ll be able to register for every program via links to Eventbrite which is hosting our registrations. A few simple clicks and you’re done. You can pay online with credit / debit via PayPal or get an invoice emailed to you. Feedback Helps! The best way for us to provide the best possible mix of training for you is to hear from you. If there are specific training programs you are looking for or locations we should be considering please send an email along to me at email@example.com, or call me at 506-389-7892.
As you can imagine the costs of running this program are substantial, and making sure we have great attendance at the training events is the only way we can keep prices down. Sometimes programs don’t get sufficient numbers registered to allow us proceed which means we will have to cancel, postpone or move an event. We often have to make that decision 6-8 weeks ahead of the event date to allow the instructors to adjust their plans, so waiting to register until the last minute could force a program to be cancelled.
October 31 - November 1, 2016 Canada & US Labelling Dartmouth, NS
November 2-3, 2016 Canada & US Labelling Moncton, NB
November 2-4, 2016 HACCP & Control of Listeria Workshop Baddeck, NS
November 30 – December 2, 2016 HACCP & Control of Listeria Workshop Moncton, NB
November 29-30, 2016 BRC 7 Dartmouth, NS
December 1 -2 , 2016 BRC 7 St John’s, NL
December 13-14, 2016 Canada & US Labelling St John’s, NL