One day workshop on the control of E-coli being held in the association's training room in Moncton March 26. With instructors from Bio Food Tech. $200. To register contact Jim Landrigan at Bio Food Tech at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remaining space is limited.
2013-03-19 • Control of E-coli
To be held in the board room at the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development in St John's. With instructors from Bio Food Tech. To register contact Deborah Guillemette at email@example.com.
2013-03-14 to 28 • Taj Food Festival in Mumbai
The association hosted a food festival at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai in late March. Two Atlantic Canadian companies attended and food products from another eight companies were shipped to the event. It is believed that the potential market in India for our products is very large.
2013-02-26 and 27 • 10th Atlantic Conference on the Food Industry
Held at the Best Western Plus hotel in Dartmouth February 26 and 27. Very well received due largely to an excellent line-up of spearkers that included:
Ian Smith from Clearwater Kate Parker from EDC Gilles Belliveau from Service Canada Jason Frenette from NSERC Chris MacIntyre from McInnes Cooper Richard Ablett from Perennia Peter Chapman from GPS Business Solutions Linda Gourlay from Saltscapes Barb Touchie from Economic Development NB Nancy Beth Guptill from Sweet Spot Markeing Brian & William Allaway from Acadian Maple Lee Turner, Janice Ruddock and Don Newman from the association
Next year's conference is now being planned for Prince Edward Island
2013-02-18 • Control of E-coli in Meat Plants
To be held at the Future Inns in Halifax. With instructors from Bio Food Tech. The workshop is fully booked.
2013-02-05 • Control of E-coli in Meat Plants
Workshop held in the association's training room in Moncton. With instructors from Bio Food Tech. 22 participants. Very topical, well presented and well received.
2012-12-03 to 05 • HACCP & Control of Listeria Workshop
to be held in the Association's training room in Moncton December 3 to 5. $875 less member discount. With instructors from Bio Food Tech. In English. For information contact Jim Landrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register contact Don Newman at email@example.com
2012-10-26 to 29 • Fresh Summit in Anaheim, California
The association again hosted the Atlantic Canada Pavilion at the Fresh Summit in Anaheim October 26-29. The show draws buyers from around the world for products that are typically sold along the grocery aisles of retailers. The show had 850 booths and several thousand buyers attended. Six companies were in the Atlantic Canada pavilion. A chef's station helped to draw good numbers to the pavilion and the association plans to host a pavilion at next year's show in New Orleans.
2012-09-26 to 28 • Annapoorna World of India show
The association had funding available whereby Atlantic Canadian companies could ship shelf-stable (not frozen) foods to be displayed in the Canada pavillion at the Annapoorna World of India Show in Mumbai, September 26 to 28.
2012-09-24 • 16th Americas Food & Beverage Show in Miami
Atlantic Canada pavilion hosted by the association at the 16th Americas Food & Beverage Show in Miami Beach. 15 companies, excellent traffic and sales. Attracted a few thousand buyers from Latin America and the southern US. With matchmaker-arranged interviews with selected buyers from Brazil, Panama and Costa Rica. Cruise line seminar, Atlantic Canada buyers reception and student outreach included. 2 companies took advantage of a demo stage set-up. Excellent location at the entrance to the show. Booked again for 2013.
2012-09-17 to 19 • HACCP and Listeria Control Workshop in Baddeck
Three day workshop on HACCP and Listeria control held September 17 to 19 in Baddeck Nova Scotia. With instructors Ebo Budu-Amoako and Jim Landrigan from BIO Food Tech. 12 participants. Very well received.
2012-08-21 to 22 • BRC Internal Auditor Course
Held at the Cooke Aquaculture training centre in Saint George August 21 and 22. With instructor Gordon Hayburn from SAI Global. Ten particpants from four companies. Very well received.
2012-04-30 & May 1 • BRC Workshop
Two-day workshop on the BRC (British Retail Council) industry food safety program held April 30 and May 1 in Moncton. With instructor John Kukoly from BRC Global Standards. Eleven participants.
2012-03-26 to 27 • Workshop - US & Canadian Food Labelling
Intensive wwo-day workshop held March 26 and 27 in the association's training room at 500 St George Street in Moncton. 16 participants. Presenter Gary Gnirss from Legal Suites Inc.
2012-03-07 & 08 • SQF Workshop
Two-day workshop on the 'SQF' (Safe Quality Food) industry food safety program held in the association's training room in Moncton. With instructors from AgraPoint and the Guelph Food Technology Centre. 22 participants
2012-03-05 to 7 • 5th Acadian Food Processing Conference
Held at the University of Moncton in Shippagan March 5 to 7. Very well attended (50 participants) and with an excellent group of speakers including
Julie Fournier, ACOA Moncton on India
Gilles LeBlanc, NB Agriculture, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Bouctouche on China
Lee Turner, Atlantic Food & Beverage, Moncton, on the Atlantic Canada brand
Jim Landrigan, Bio Food Tech, Charlottetown, on BRC, SQF and HACCP
Francois Emond, CFIA, Moncton, on allergen labelling
Cynthia Duncan, National Food Sector Council, Yarmouth, on training
Derek Key, McInnes Cooper, Summerside, on new financing sources
2012-01-23 to 25 • HACCP & Listeria Control Workshop in Moncton, NB
The 3-day Intensive Food Safety Course for Food Plants Managers & QA Staff will be held in Moncton, NB: Jan 23-25, 2012. In this Course, the Participants learn the Fundamentals required to understand Food Safety Hazards. Furthermore, they learn the Essentials about preparing a HACCP Plan or how to revise, update & apply the new Regulations in their already established HACCP Plan for their Company. 95% of Food Contamination is caused by Cross-Contamination. Therefore the Workshop includes the Prevention of Listeria as it represents one of the most dangerous Bacteria in today's food processing plants. The Experience of Hands-on Training is emphasized in the course. So, theoretical & practical Learning are well combined. At the End of the Course, the Participants will have developed - for a Food Product of their own Choice - a complete HACCP Plan in a Team environment where they apply their acquired Knowledge from the Course.
The Trainers for this Workshop are from Bio Food Tech in PEI: Ebo Budu-Amoako, Ph.D. Senior Microbiologist & Jim Landrigan, P. Eng., M.B.A., Technical Advisor.
The course fee is $875.00. There is a 25% discount for organizations that have paid their membership fee 2012.
If you would like a course of this type to be set up at a special date -more convenient for you- or a design of a food safety course, customized to your special needs (on the site training in your plant ....), please let us know!
2011-11-28 to 30 • HACCP & Listeria Control Workshop in St John's, NL
A 3-day Food Safety Course for Food Plants Managers & QA Staff was held in a small intensive learning group in St. John's, NL: Nov 28-30, 2011 with Trainers from the Bio Food Tech in PEI: Ebo Budu-Amoako, Ph.D. Senior Microbiologist & Jim Landrigan, P. Eng., M.B.A., Technical Advisor.
2011-11-23 to 25 • HACCP II Course: Nov 23-25 in Truro, NS
Well received 3 day HACCP II Course: "Developing your HACCP Plans": Nov 23-25 in Truro, NS with instructors from AgraPoint: Niki Petrie - Director of Quality & Food Safety and Geoff Farell - Quality & Food Safety Specialist. 11 participants.
2011-11-21 to 22 • HACCP I Course: Nov 21 & 22 in Truro, NS
Well received 2 day HACCP I Course: "Prerequisite Programs": Nov 21 & 22 in Truro, NS with instructors from AgraPoint: Niki Petrie - Director of Quality & Food Safety and Geoff Farell - Quality & Food Safety Specialist. 19 participants.
2011-11-15 • Social Media Marketing Workshop in Moncton
A Social Media Marketing Workshop was held on Nov 15, 2011 at NB Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fisheries: 381 Killam Drive in Moncton. The workshop was jointly hosted with AAFC. It was designed for producers & processors who would like to boost their business & become a major player in the modern media world. It informed aboutbuilding up a company presence & prestige on the market & to expand awareness for its products, its brand & services through the use of social media like Facebook, Twitter etc.. The session showed new channels of communication, new opportunities to reach out to more clients & to stay in touch with them! The workshop opened up the opportunity for everybody to dive for a short amount of time into the potential of this new virtual world!
2011-11-14 • Americas Food & Beverage Show in Miami Beach: Nov 14 & 15
The association hosted again an Atlantic Canada Pavilion at the 15th Americas Food & Beverage Show which was held at the Convention Center in Miami Beach November 14 & 15, 2011. It was well received & the show provided a unique opportunity to meet buyers from the huge Southeastern US & Latin American Market. Interested in getting to know more? Please visit:http://www.americasfoodandbeverage.com .
2011-10-14 to 17 • Fresh Summit in Atlanta, Georgia
We set up an Atlantic Canada Pavilion at the Fresh Summit in Atlanta, Georgia October 14-17, 2011:one of the largest international events dedicated to fruit, vegetables & floral. The Fresh Summit draws more than 18,500 attendees from 50 countries annually. The Pavilion was very well received this year & as a result we have already reserved space for our Pavilion at the next Fresh Summit in October 2012. Fore more information about this show, please visit: www.freshsummit.com .
2011-09-27 to 28 • Ninth Atlantic Conference on the Food Industry
The 9th Atlantic Conference on the food industry with the topic: "Re-Inventing the Food Industry in the Region!" was held at the Holiday Inn Express on Mountain Road in Moncton: September 27-28, 2011. A selection of 8 excellent speakers made it a very successful informative event with networking opportunities. A round table discussion brought a lot of ideas to develop a "Go Forward Plan". The reception & the banquet Tuesday evening have been another highlight. 56 participants.
Dennis Cochrane, Atlantic Education International (AEI) Scott McWiliam, Atlantic Lottery John Rowe, Island Abbey Foods Paul Nickerson, Sysco Foodservice Moncton Steve Owen, National Research Council Canada (NRC) Janice Goguen, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) Dave Sangster, Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia Lee Turner: Norampac
2011-09-19 to 21 • Listeria HACCP course in Baddeck, NS
Well received 3 day intensive Listeria HACCP course in Baddeck, NS with microbiologists from the Bio Food Tech from PEI. 19 participants.
2011-08-03 to 05 • HACCP Training Course with Listeria Control in Moncton
The 3-day intensive food safety course for food plants managers & QA staff was held in Moncton Aug 3-5, 2011 providing the necessary tools for participants either to set up a HACCP plan or to revise their already established HACCP plan applying the new regulations. The course was presented by Jim Landrigan & Ebo Budu-Amoako from the Food Tech Center in PEI.
2011-07-21 • Doing Business in India Information Session in Halifax
A "Doing Business in India" Information Session which is co-hosted by the Atlantic Food & Beverage Preocessors Association & the World Trade Center Atlantic in Halifax July 21, 2011. This session is aimed at Producers & Processors of the Food & Beverage Industry who would like to do Business in India.
2011-05-16 to 18 • HACCP Course with Listeria Control in Moncton (3 days)
The 3-day intensive food safety course for food plants managers & QA staff was held in Moncton May 16-18, 2011. The course was presented by Jim Landrigan & Ebo Budu-Amoako from the Food Tech Center in PEI & was well received. 11 participants attended.
2011-04-03 to 04 • ApEx Show in Moncton
The ApEx is Atlantic Canada's leading Foodservice & Hospitality Trade Show which took place at the Moncton Agrena April 3 and 4, 2011. There we have hosted a ‘Select Atlantic' Pavilion with 10 different companies having showcased their unique locally produced food and beverage products or their services they provide for the region. Chef demonstrations & educational seminars rounded off the event.
2011-02-20 to 25 • Mission to South Carolina
A third mission to the Carolinas has been undertaken in the week of February 21, 2011. 7 companies representing a large range of different segments of the food & beverage industry have been on this mission to develop further markets. The focus this time has been on visiting the "food houses" (large distributors) in Hickory (NC), Newberry (NC), Myrtle Beach (SC) & Charleston (SC). Creek & Rogers have been the matchmaker for this very successful event. A mission to Georgia is being considered for 2012.
2011-01-17 to 19 • HACCP Course with Listeria Control in Moncton (3 days)
The 3-day intensive food safety course for food plants managers & QA staff was held in Moncton Jan 17-19, 2011. The course was presented by Jim Landrigan & Ebo Budu-Amoako from the Food Tech Center in PEI. 12 participants attended.
2010-11-03 to 05 • HACCP and Listeria Control Workshop
Three-day course held at the association's training room in Moncton. With instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre. Nine people participated from New Brunswick and PEI food processing companies.
2010-10-26, 27 • 14th Americas Food & Beverage Show
The food processors association again hosted the Atlantic Canada pavillion at the 14th Americas Food & Beverage Show in Miami Beach October 26 and 27. The event also included a session on preparing mussels and lobster and a seminar on accessing the cruise ship industry. Much appreciated funding support was provided by ACOA and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. The pavillion was made up of 20 booths at the entrance to the show and 17 companies participated. Each met with about 1000 buyers from the huge Latin American market. Due to the success of the venture, the association has reseverd 18 booths at the November 2011 show.
2010-10-14 • Technical Seminar - 'Flavour 101'
Held at the Future Inn in Moncton on October 14. Being presented by 3 excellent instructors from Fona International. Free seminar with presentations in English. Very interesting & sucessful event. 35 participants.
2010-09-28 to 30 • HACCP/Listeria Control Course St John's
Identical course to that held in Moncton in August. With instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre. Three days.
2010-08-03 to 5 • HACCP/Listeria Control Workshop Moncton
Held at the association's training room in Moncton August 3 to 5. With instructors from the PEI Food technology centre.
2010-06-07 • Competitive Intelligence Workshop
Held at the Amsterdam Inn in Moncton with instructor David Lithwick from Market Alert in Toronto. A very interesting presentation of an important new topic for many companies.
2010-06-02 • Caribbean Opportunities Seminar
Cohosted on June 2 with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada at the Delta Beausejour in Moncton as a follow-up to earlier seminars on the Mexican and European markets. Much valuable information gained on accessing the Caribbean market.
2010-04-15 & 20 • Forum on Schedule I & II of Quality Management Program
Held at the Future Inn in Moncton on April 15 and the Best Western in Truro on April 20. With speakers from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Very well attended at each location by 80 fish & seafood participants.
2010-04-14 to 17 • Certification Course for Retort Operators (Steam Sterilization)
Retort operator course held April 14 to 17 at the PEI Food Technology Center in Charlottetown. Hands on training with equipment at the center.
2010-03-25 • Plant Sanitation & Listeria Control for Plant Workers
Back-to-back one-day workshops on plant sanitation and listeria control for plant workers held at the Cooke Aquaculture training room in Saint George. With instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre. 17 participants each day.
2010-03-23 and 25 • European Opportunities Seminar
One day seminars cohosted with Agriculure and Agri-Food Canada held at the Delta Beausejour Hotel in Moncton and the Hilton Garden Inn at Halifax airport. With speakers from the Canadian Consulate in Dusseldorf, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada and compannies doing business in the European market. Very well received by over 30 participants at each location.
2010-03-09 to 11 • Fourth Acadian Food Processors Conference
At the Complexe Les Deux Rivières at Tracadie-Sheila.
A great event. 5th conference will be in spring 2011 at the same location.
2010-02-10, 11 • 8th Atlantic Conference on the Food Industry
Eighth annual conference and held at the Delta Beausejour Hotel in Moncton February 10 and 11, 2010. Co-hosted with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. Focus on natural health products and functional foods with other speakers on other topics of interest to the food incustry as well. Very well received by 69 participants. Included the association's annual banquet. Nineth annual conference to be held in the spring of 2011.
2010-02-03 to 05 • Seafood HACCP & Listeria prevention course
Held in the association's training room at 500 St George Street in Moncton Feb 3 to 5, 2010. The course was essentially all you should know about food safety and HACCP and expanded to include a strong focus on listeria prevention. The instructors were from the PEI Food Technology Center. 13 students
2010-01-17 to 22 • Mission to India
Exporatory mission to Mumbai and Cochin India. To investigate the feasibility of a much larger return mission in the fall of 2010 or spring of 2011. Very well received in India and the followup mission(s) are being planned. Thanks very much to support from ACOA and the World Trade Centre in Halifax.
2009-11-09,10 • 12th Americas Food & Beverage Show
The association, with financial support from ACOA, set up an Atlantic Canada pavilion of 16 booths at the 12th Americas Food & Beverage Show at the World Trade & Convention Center in Miami Beach November 8 to 10, 2009. Thirty-two people manned the booths from a very strong group of Atlantic Canada companies. The event was well attended by a few thousand buyers from the trillion dollar Latin America and the southern US markets. Much business was transacted. As a result of the sucess of the venture, the association plans to host the pavilion again in 2010. The event also included a very well attended reception hosted by the Canadian Consulate in Miami at the W Hotel and a visit with the buying team at Carnival Cruise Lines. The association wishes to thank the consulate, ACOA, Agriculture Canada people, Global Convention Servicses and Chef Allain Bossé who were a big help with the event.
2009-10-14 to 16 • HACCP Workshop in St John's
Three-day FSEP HACCP workshop with participants from six island companies and instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre held at the board room of the Department of Innovation Trade and Rural Development in St John's. Thanks very much to the support from the department. A second course is planned for 2010.
2009-09-14 to 18 • Second trade mission to North Carolina
Very successful second trade mission to Charlotte and Greensboro North Carolina. 19 participants representing 8 companies formed a delegation from all four Atlantic Canadian provinces and visited one to two large 'food houses' each day. The Atlantic Canada products were very well received. Funding support was provided by the IBDA program. The matchmaker, Creek & Rogers Consulting did a very fine job. The Canadain Consulate in Raleigh hosted a reception at Johnson & Wales University for the delegation and local business people on the last day of the event. Special thanks to the consulate people for their great work on the scene. A third mission is likely for 2010.
2009-04-07 • Technical Seminar - Starches & Gums
At the Dramis building in Moncton. Organized by Leslie Hall from Nealanders. Morning session titled "Everything you should know about gums" presented by Kimio Tsuchiya from TIC Gums in Belcamp Maryland. Then an afternoon session "Everything you should know about starches" presented by Danie Neideffer from Tate & Lyle. 13 participants.
2009-03-17 • Workshop - Control of Listeria in Food Processing Plants
Held at the Guv'nor's Inn in St John's. Similar to workshops held in St John's on November 6 & 7, 2008. With much appreciated support from the Newfoundland & Labrador Dept of Innovation, Trade & Rural Development. 7 participants.
2009-03-13 • Workshop - Control of Listeria in Food Processing Plants
Held at the 'Dramis building' in Moncton. 16 participants. Instructors Jim Landrigan and Ebo Budu-Amoako from the PEI Food Technology Centre.
2009-03-11 • Control of Listeria in Food Processing Plants
Repeat of very well received workshops held at various locations in the fall of 2008 with instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre. Held at 'La Picasse' community centre in Petit-de-Grat. First event for the association on Cape Breton Island. 11 participants.
2009-02-16 • Exporting to Mexico Seminar
Held at Chateau Moncton. 30 participants. Speakers Anne-Marie Croux, Alejandro Ruiz, Mark Magdule, Trevor Isenor and Jeff MacArthur.
2009-02-11 to 13 • Seafood HACCP Course
Three-day Seafood HACCP course to be held February 11 to 13 at the association's training room in the Dramis building in Moncton. Previously offered several times by the association and well received. A very efficient way to train staff in seafood plants and related organizations who are responsible for food safety. With two instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre. $800. For information contact Jim Landrigan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-368-5772. To register contact Don Newman at email@example.com or 506-389-7892.
2009-02-11 • Marketing Caravan
Held at the Memramcook Institute. Focus on marketing of locally produced products. 108 participants. Speakers Jane Eckert, Lori Colborne and Brent Warner. Coordinated by the Canadian Farm Business Management Council and the NB Department of Agriculture & Aquaculture.
2009-02-03 & 4 • Food Safety for Maintenance Staff
Held in Oxford, Nova Scotia, on February 3 and 4.. Building on the workshop held on December 1 but this time specially designed to cover the key food safety role of maintenance staff. With two instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre. 30 participants.
2008-12-01 • Plant Sanitation & Listeria Control for Plant Workers
Held at the Lion's Hall in Oxford, NS. 20 poeple attended from Oxford Frozen Foods, Knol Farms and Zep Sales. Instructors Jim Landrigan and Ebo Budo-Amoako from the PEI Food Technology Centre. Course specifically designed for front-line operations staff.
2008-11-12,13 • Efficient Management of your HACCP Program
Held at AgraPoint in Kentville. Four students from Eden Valley Farms, Atlantic Bioventure and Prince Edward Aqua Farms. Instructor Niki Petrie.
2008-11-07 • Control of Listeria in Food Processing Plants
Held at the Fairmont Newfoundland Hotel with 17 peole attending from fourteen companies who could not be accommodated the previous day.
2008-11-06 • Workshop - Control of Listeria in Food Processing Plants
Held at the Fairmont Newfoundland in St John's. Instructors Jim Landrigan and Ebo Budu-Amoako from the PEI Food Technology Centre. 21 people attended from nine companies.
2008-11-04 to 6 • Seventh Atlantic Conference on the Food Industry
Held at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville. Started with a reception at the Grand Pre Winery. Nine speakers presented on a wide range of topics. 46 total participants.
2008-10-30 • Workshop - Control of Listeria in Food Processing Plants
Held at the association's training room at the 'Dramis building' in Moncton on October 30. Instructors Jim Landrigan and Ebo Budo-Amoako from the PEI Food Technology Centre. 20 people attended from eleven companies.
2008-10-27 • Workshop - Control of Listeria in Food Processing Plants
Held at the Ramada plaza convention centre in Dartmouth. Presenters were Jim Landrigan and Ebo Budu-Amoako from the PEI Food Technology Centre. 21 people attended from thirteen companies.
2008-10-23 • Problem Solving for HACCP Managers
Held at the Dramis building in Moncton with instructors Niki Petrie and Cheyl Phillips from AgraPoint. Seven people took the course from five companies.
2008-10-15 à 17 • Third Acadian Peninsula Food Processing Conference
Held at the Complexe les Deux Rivieres in Tracadie-Sheila. Twelve excellent speakers presented on a wide range of topics. 48 total participants.
2008-10-06 • Keeping Pathogens from Our Food
One day workshop focusing on listeria presented by Elena Connors from Impact Microbioloby. Included an overview of other pathogens as well. Focus on how to prevent cross contamination. 24 people attended from 14 companies.
2008-10-02 • HACCP for line supervisors
One day session held at AgraPoint in Kentville on October 2 with three participants on sustaining HACCP certification by ensuring that line supervisors understand their critical role in the maintenance and continuous improvement of the prerequisite programs and critical control points.
2008-06-16 to 18 • FSEP Food safety course
Three-day FSEP HACCP food safety course held in Moncton with instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre. Six participants.
2008-06-12,13 • Enhanced Leadership Skills Course
Course on skills needed by supervisors in a food plant. Offered because of feedback that supervisory training is needed in many plants. Developed by the National Seafood Sector Council but applicable to any food plant. Previously run successfully in Charlottetown and Oxford. Instructor Jim Landrigan. Six participants. To be offered again in the fall and likely in Nova Scotia.
2008-05-27 • May Technical Seminar
A follow-up on successful technical seminars held before where well qualified speakers are brought in on emerging technical topics. The topics for this event were trans fat reformulation, alternative sweeteners and allergens. The speakers were Lesley Hall from Nealanders and Ron Arsenault and Dave McLennan from the CFIA. Thirteen people participated. Plans are already underway for the next seminar.
2008-05-26 • Plant Sanitation Workshop
One-day workshop held at the Dramis building in Moncton with nine food plant people registered on plant sanitation. With instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre. Excellent participation level with this size of group.
2008-05-08 • Working Smart Workshop
One day workshop on workload management, including effective use Microsoft Outlook and laptop computers. Presenter Chuck Steeves of Priority Atlantica. Held at the association's new office location in the Dramis building in Moncton. Nine participants. To be offered again on October 23 in St John's.
"Crash course" on bacterial food contamination and the related diseases (listeria, staph, coliforms, e-coli, salmonella, etc) and how to prevent them held at the association's new location in the Dramis building in Moncton. Also hands-on training on sampling, taking swabs, interpreting results, meeting regulations. Insructors Elena Connors and Sophia Kondratova from Impact Microbiology. Also an update on how to handle the media in a food related situation by Mark Taylor from Delora Media. Nineteen participants. Very high ratings for the course. To be offered again early in 2009.
2008-04-14 • Special Food Contamination Workshop
Special offering of the second day only of the "Bacterial Food Contamination Workshop" (technical training session) held at the request of some people who could not make it for the workshop on May 6 & 7. Eleven lobster processors attended and the focus was on listeria. Instructor was Elena Connors from Impact Microbiology.
2007-11-27 to/à 29 • Sixth Atlantic Conference on the Food Industry & Roundtable
Held at the Delta Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton. 72 participants.
Rich Simmons, AgraPoint - 'lay of the land' for agri-food industry
Louis Arsenault, NB Fisheries - 'state of the sea' for seafood
Nell Halse, Cooke Aquaculture - 'state of the land & sea for aquaculture
Richard Gratton, Ocean Spray - 'flow of the waters' for beverages
Jeanne Cruikshank, Can Council Grocery Dist - Food Distributors
Beth Pomper, Canadian Consulate - the Philadelphia market
Diane Jebson, AAFC - the consumer
Carol Culhane, International Food Focus - fortification of food
Bob Crane, N2 Organics - organics
Michael Wilkovesky, Bus Continuity Consult - business continuity planning
Mike Timani, Fancy Pokket - banquet address
John Lutes & Albert Mallet - foreign workers
Beverly Woznow - provincial nominee program
Don Newman - the food processors association
2007-11-07 and 8 • 'HACCP 5' Workshop: Effective auditing
Held at the Crystal Palace Hotel in Moncton. Instructors Jessica Dunfield and Rich Simmons from AgraPoint in Truro. 11 students.
2007-10-25,26 • Managing the media workshop
Two-day course on managing a media crisis, such as a food recall. Instructors Margaret Leahey and Serge Clavet. Included mock press conferences and scrums. Held at the Prestige Executive Centre in Moncton October 25 and 26. Very well received by five participants. To be offered again in the spring.
2007-10-15 to 20 • In-Market Trade Mission to North Carolina
Trade mission to North Carolina October 15 to 19 for 6 companies. Included visits to retailers and one-on-one matchmaking sessions in Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh. Verified that the North Carolina market has great potential for Altantic Canada food products. Supported by IBDA funding. To be held again in 2008 with a larger group of companies.
2007-10-10 to 12 • 2nd Acadian Peninsula Food Processing Conference
A follow-up to last year's highly successful first Acadian Peninsula food processing conference. Held at the Complexe les Deux Rivieres in Tracadie Sheila. 54 participants. Time and location already reserved for the 2008 event.
Speakers: Flavio Quaranta (IC Agencies), John Argall (BioAtlantech), Nadia Tchoukanova (Coastal Zone Research Institute), Terry Shears (TM Shears), Frank Emond (CFIA), Rick Allen (Quality Engineered Solutions), Don Plumstead (Foodcon), Murray Hatchard (Co-Op Atlantic), Annie LaPlante (Co-Op Atlantic), Anne Guimond-Nadeau (National Bank), Jacques Legare (CTAC Quebec), Christa Bourque (McInnes Cooper), Brad Proctor (McInnes Cooper), Pierre Patenaude (Oceatec), Fabrice Pernet (Coastal Zone Research Inst), Roger Gervais (NB Innovation Fund).
2007-09-24 to 26 • FSEP HACCP course
Held at the Crystal Palace Hotel in Moncton with two instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre. 9 participants
2007-09-20,21 • Can Nutritional Labelling & Claims
Held at the Future Inns in Moncton with 27 participants. Giselle Comeau and Gilles Gautreau from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency did an excellent job presenting a topic that requires a detailed knowledge of the new labelling requirements.
2007-08-21 to 23 • Transportation Logistics course
Intensive three-day course with one day on transportation, one on logistics and one on warehousing/distribution. To bring front-line and other staff in the food processing industry up-to-date on how best to optimize transportation expenditures. Organized by the Atlantic Institute for Logistics and Transportation. Held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Moncton August 21 to 23. Nine participants. Instructors Terry Shears (logistics), Peter Vuillemot (transportation) and Peter Tye (distribution). To be held again in the spring.
2007-06-05,06 • European Labelling & Regulation Workshop
Two day intensive workshop held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Moncton. Nineteen people attended. The instructor was Neville Craddock from Bletchinley UK to be the instructor and he was very well received.
2007-04-23 to 25 • FSEP HACCP course
Presented at Farnell Packaging in Dartmouth for eleven participants. Instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre.
2007-03-22 • US Customs & Border Protection Programs
Seminar held at the Future Inns in Moncton. Instructor Bernie Matt brought 30 people who attended up to date on CT-PAT and related programs to ensure smooth flow of goods across the US border. Thanks to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for setting up the event.
2007-02-26 to 28 • Seafood HACCP course in Saint George
Presented by instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre. 15 students. Held at Cooke Aquaculture facility.
2007-02-09 • Value Chain Workshop
Workshop held at the Future Inns in Moncton in conjunction with the "New Directions for Our Food Industry" conference. Speakers were Martin Gooch from the George Morris Centre, Monique Bourque from Co-Op Atlantic and Neri Vautour from the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. 75 people attended, many of them primary processors. Thanks to the Canadian Farm Business Management Council and NB Agriculture & Agriculture for their development of the event
2007-02-07,08 • New Directions for the Food Industry Conference
Held at the Future Inns in Moncton. 45 participants.
Mike Timani, Fancy Pokket Corp, on critical issues facing the industry
Janice Ruddock, Taste of Nova Scotia, on new directions for her organization
Danie Couture, Trade Commissioner North/South Carolina, on this market
Patrick Goguen, Enterprise Greater Moncton, on labour force realities
Sheila Barth, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada on branding
Ray Dufour, Institute of Logistics & Transportation, on transportation issues & challenges
Carol Culhane, International Food Focus - two presentations: one on impulse channels & another on the use of salt in processing food
Richard Bourdeau, Quebec Agriculture, Fisheries & Foods - on new strategies
Francois Vanier, Fruit Crystals Inc, on freight consolidation for both: the US & Caribbean markets
Eloi Duguay, Business New Brunswick - banquet speaker
2006-11-23 • "Thriving or Barely Surviving" Workshop
This product development workshop was held at the Fairway Inn in Sussex, which proved to be an excellent and central location because 78 people were able to make it to the event. The speakers were Bruce Cowper and Kerry Wright from Mallot Creek Strategies. The event was organized by the development associations and agency people from the area.
2006-11-14 • Ingredient Labelling Workshop
This very intensive one-day workshop was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Moncton on November 14. The instructor was Gary Gnirss from Legal Suites. 18 people attended.
2006-11-08 to 10 • Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference
The association secured and outfitted 22 booths for an Atlantic Canada pavillion at this 9th annual event held at the Miami Beach world trade and convention centre. 30 people manned the booths. 650 buyers attended the event from the southern US and Latin America, a $1.7 trillion market ! Two chefs from Halifax (Bee Choo and Louis Clavel) won the chef's conpetition. The association also administered significant agency funding for the event and worked with an organizing committee from all four provinces. Mr Art Drysdale from Nova Scotia did an excellent job heading the committee.
2006-11-07 • Supplying the cruise ship industry
Similar to the October 1 event but this time in Fort Lauderdale for the processors that were attending the Miami F&B show. Included one-on-one meetings with cruise industry buyers. 30 participants.
2006-10-25 to 27 • First Acadian Peninsula Food Processing Conference
Highly successful first annual conference held at the Complexe Les Deux Rivieres in Tracadie-Sheila. 50 participants. 10 excellent speakers. A reception, a banquet and two round tables. Very interesting discussion and many new contacts made. First event of the association to focus on the issues of a particular area and first event for the association to be mainly in the French language.
Event held aboard Holland America Lines' flagship MS Amsterdam in Halifax harbour. 47 people attended and learned about supplying food to the marine transportation industry. Guest speakers were Hans Brinkhoff and Margaret Cullen. The vessel supplied a most enjoyable luncheon.
2006-09-27,28 • Canadian Nutrition Labelling Seminar
Event held at The Fisherman Restaurant in Shediac. 32 people attended. Giselle Comeau and Gilles Gautreau from the Canadian Food Inspection agency did an excellent job of presenting a very thorough overview of Canadian Nutrition Labelling requirements.
2006-05-16,17 • US & Canadian Labelling Workshop
In depth two-day workshop held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Moncton May 16 & 17, 2006. Instructor was Gary Gnirss from "Legal Suites". 29 people attended the day on Canadian labelling. 25 attended for the US labelling day.
2006-04-05,06,07 • Seafood HACCP Workshop
Held at the Crystal Palace Hotel. 15 students.
2006-03-01 • Food Plant Sanitation Workshop
Held at the Crystal Palace Hotel in Moncton on March 1. 10 students attended. Instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre
2006-02-14 - 16 • Seafood HACCP Workshop
With two instructors from the PEI Food Technology Centre. Similar format to two previous courses presented in St George, NB in 2004 and 2005. 15 students.
2006-02-01, 02 • “Fourth Atlantic Conference on the Food Industry – Marketing Our Food Production”
"Cultural Aspects of International Trade" - J Barrie Reid
"The Future of Food in Canada" - Diane Wetherall
"Navigating Food Distribution Channels in the US" - Chalie Morro
"Food Brokers in the US" - Art Papazian, Johnson O'Hare Co
"Differentiation in Advertising" - Andrew Young, McCain Foods
"Fundamentals of Branding" - Kathryn Cosgrove, Tangerine Group
"The primary producer serving the local market" - Fraser Hunter, NS Fed'n Agriculture
"Organics" - Bob Crane, N2 Ingredients
"Branding Canada" - Sheila Barth
"Keeping it Simple for Marketing Success" - Greg Connell
2006-01-11, 12 • Financing Our Food Industry Conference
First time for the association to put on an event for owners and financial managers in the industry. 29 people attended.
Mark Beverly, Dominion Securities
David Forbes, Business Development Bank of Canada
Ryan Dillon, Royal Bank
Ron Murphy, Cavendish Farms
Norm Raynard, Grant Thornton
Steve Fowler, Grant Thornton
Denis Melanson, Enterprise Greater Moncton
2005-11-30 • Food Saftety for Maintenance Workers
Well-received first time course with two instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre. Presented at the association's training room in Moncton to ten students from six processor companies.
2005-11-15 - 17 • “Skills & Learning for Market Success – National HR Conference for the Seafood and Food Processing Industry”
Co-hosted with the National Seafood Sector Council and other agencies
- Louis Arsenault, NB Agriculture, Fisheries & Aquaculture
- Jim Carrol, Futurist
- Carol Culhane, International Food Focus
- Chris Emery & Larry Finnson, Clodhoppers Candy
- Shawn Graham, MLA, Kent
- Alastair O'Reilly, Canadian Centre Fisheries Innovation
- Claude Williams, MLA Kent South
- Kathryn Cooper, Guelph Food Tech Centre
- Anne MacEacheron, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
- Carl Butterworth & Tany Yardley, Ergonomics in Motion
- David Bonnell, Marine Institute
- Kerry Wright, Mallot Creek Strategies
- Doug Powell, University of Guelph
- Norm Cheeseman, GS1 Canada
- Mary Ann Green, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
- Frank Henniger, Food Systems International
- Richard Stead, Canadian Embassy in Brussels
- Ron Skinner, PEI Food Tech Centre
- Barry Reid, Nova Scotia Community College
- Marc Allain, SJMA Consultants
- Jessica Norup & Jeff Sward, Natural Resources Canada
- Chuck Steeves, Atlantica Learning Corp
2005-10-4 - 6 • Seafood HACCP course
Three-day course held at Corey Aquafeeds facility in St George New Brunswick. Ten students attended and their evaluations were excellent. Instructors were Jim Landrigan and Ebo Budu-Amoako from the PEI Food Technology Centre. Funding support from Business New Brunswick was much appreciated.
2005-10-18 - 20 • FSEP HACCP course
Three day course held at the Crystal Palace Hotel in Moncton. Two instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre. Nine students attended from several companies. The course received the highest rating from the students ever received for this type of course.
2005-09-16 • Nutrition Labelling Workshop
71 people attended this excellent seminar which brought everyone up to date on the new Canadian food labelling requirements. Lead instructor was Sharon Noel from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. She was supported by Ron Arsenault.
2005-05 • May 2005 Technical Seminar
with a tour of the Pump House Brewery43 participantsSpeakers:-Bob Murray, National Starch-Dr LeeAnn Applewhite, Budenheim Phosphates-Amy Bogusz, Butterbuds Food Ingredients-Caroline Moziar, Air Liquide
2005-02 • Annual General Meeting Dinner
Maverick's Steak & Lobster House - February 200534 attendees
2004-11 • “Third Atlantic Conference on the Food Industry”
77 participantsSpeakers:-David Rideout, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance-Frank Hennigar, Global Food Excellence-Jean-Guy Cormier, Quality Management Institute-Glen Hall, Fisher Scientific-Bill Vance, World Wine & Food Festival-Jose Molina, ADI Systems -Bill McGinley, Orkin Pest Control-Ken Reinhardt, Enviro-Chemicals Atlantic-Carol Culhane, International Food Focus-Hon David Alward, Minister NB Agriculture Fisheries & Aquaculture-Rik Elliott, Spherion Corp-Peter Christie, Massachusetts Restaurant Association-Nell Halse, Cooke Aquaculture-David Arsenault, Canada Revenue Agency-Denise Climenhage, Fisheries & Oceans Canada-Kirk Ferguson, Grant Thornton LLP
2004-11 • “Food Safety for Managers and Supervisors” Seminars
in Grand Falls, Saint John's and Moncton – November 2004With instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre47 students
2004-11 • “Plant Sanitation” Seminars
in Grand Falls, Saint John's and Moncton – Nov. 2004With instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre42 students
2004-05 • May 2004 Technical Seminar
with a tour of the Pump House Brewery
Speakers: - Carol Culhane, International Food Focus Ltd, Toronto - Michael Peterman, Archer Daniels Midland, Decatur - Bob Murray, National Starch - Greg McCollum, Rogers Wireless - Susan Shivas, Solae Company, St Louis - Wim Caers, ORAFTI Food Ingredients, Belgium
2004-04 • Seafood HACCP Course
in St George – April 2004
Instructors from the PEI Food Tech Centre
2004-03 • “Go to Market Foodservice” seminar
In partnership with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada – March 2004
Speakers: - Bill Dover, Dover Hospitality Consulting - Jeff Trafford, M & S Foodservice - Jeannie Cruikshank, Canadian Council Grocery Distributors - Marc LeBlanc, Sysco - Chef Stephan Muller, Delta Beausejour
2004-03 • “Selecting a Marketing Agent” Seminar
in partnership with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada – March 2004
Speakers: - Keith Bray, Canadian Food Brokers Association - Carol Chapman, C2 Communications - Gary Stewart, ASAPCO Foods - John Monahan, Johnison Enterpises - Loring Wilmot, Wilmot Consulting
2004-02 • “Funding Your Innovation Conference”
52 participantsSpeakers:-Hon David Alward, Minister NB Agriculture Fisheries & Aquaculture-Kevin Brown & Laurie Bourque, Kensington Associates-Jacques Fournier, Canada Revenue Agency-Gaston Losier, Gautreau Machine Shop-Jim Murray, National Reseach Council-Devon Nutbeem, Business New Brunswick-Yves Gagnon, NB Innovation Fund-Daniel Scholten, ACOA-Debie Brine, NB Training & Employment Development-Claue Paré & April Love, Business Development Bank of Canada
2003-11 • “Second Atlantic Conference on the Food Industry - Traceability, Meeting the Challenge”
in partnership with Merit-Trax Technologies – November 2003 57 people day one, 80 on day twoSpeakers:-Chris Chabassol, IBM Canada-Ken Keristead, Lyceum Research-Dr Gilles Doyon, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada-Dr Bob MacDonald, McDonald & Associates-Scott MacKenzie, QC, Stewart McKelvey Sterling Scales-Michael Miskin, Merit-Trax Technologies-Michael Sadiwynk, Electronic Commerce Council Canada-Rowan Lalonde, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada-Frank Hennigar, Food Systems Group-Ann Worth, Atlantic Canada Food Export Partnership-Jeanne Cruikshank, Canadian Council Grocery Distributors-Axel Striefler, Syscan International-Francis Joanette, Psion Teklogix-Peter Marshall, IFQC, Ireland-Dr Susan Jones, Ipsos-Reid-Katherine Collier, Sobey's-Dan Lutz, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada-David Cox, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada-Jeff Trafford, M & S Foodservice-Sharon Beasley, Mrs Beasley's Cookies-Richard Simmons, Ruban Tech Consulting-Mike Watts, Taste of Nova Scotia-Judy Clark, McCain Foods-Caroline Graham, Heritage Salmon