Edition 13

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Edition 13

Edition 13: September 1, 2022

Presenting the first FBA Awards!

The FBA Awards inaugural event will take place on November 24th, 2022. The FBA Awards will be celebrated every year to recognize Atlantic Canada’s leaders in the Food and Beverage Industry.


Award nominations for any food processor are welcomed provided they are within the Food and Beverage Industry that are a FBA member in good standing. Closing date for nominations is September 21, 2022.

Conference Highlights will include

  • Keynote presentation by Tareq Hadad, Peace by Chocolate
  • Solution-Focused Sessions
  • Lunch Featuring Local Food Products
  • FBA Annual General Meeting
  • FBA Awards Ceremony
  • Networking Reception and Local Refreshments

Phase 20 recruitment now open!

A totally delicious marketing opportunity exclusively offered to FBA members. Register early to save your preferred date! Contact Dwayne Boudreau at dwayne@atlanticfood.ca for more information.

 Check the FBA event calendar for a full list of

Food Safety Workshops.

Register now for the upcoming September sessions:


How to Build the Food Safety & Quality Culture in your Company

What is Food Safety Culture? Food safety culture is the values of an organization with regard to food safety & quality. Food safety culture in a business is how everyone including owners, managers, employees, think and act in their daily job to make sure that the food they manufacture is safe.


Understanding & Developing Good Manufacturing Practices & PRP’s for Food safety

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are the basic principles of operation that a food processor should follow to produce a consistent, quality food product and are the basis of HACCP pre-requisite programs. For a Food Safety and Quality Management System to be effective on an on-going basis, an organization should have a systematic method in identifying actual and potential GMP non-conformities, making corrections and taking corrective and preventative action, ideally preventing problems before they occur.

Registration for Sobeys Pitch program is now open!

The FBA and Sobeys partnership continues to pave the way for members success by offering this unique opportunity to help you get your products on the shelves of one of the country’s largest food retailers!

Deadline to apply: November 10, 2022


Sweet Heat Love
Working with local beekeepers, The Halifax Honey Company only uses the highest quality honey, and we support local. With roots in Cape Breton & Newfoundland flavor is our passion! Our products are Sweet & Spicy that will add a “tastefully hot” kick to any dish!
Meet Canvas
A true tribute to its host city, Canvas Moncton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a crossroads of converging cultures, identities, and interests. Moncton’s multi-faceted personality is reflected in the eclectic mix of amenities on offer at Canvas. Its nightlife, cuisine and thriving arts & culture—all under one roof.
It’s the same refined comfort and relaxed luxury guests would find at any Tapestry Collection by Hilton™ hotel, with a few added touches they won’t find anywhere else.
An Energy Drink for Professionals
Work Water is an all-natural, non-carbonated, lightly sweetened energy drink. Whether you are working at the office or working out at the gym, its natural caffeine provides the boost you need to be at your best. It’s made in New Brunswick and only has 10 calories!

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • Annapolis Cheese Co.
  • Saltwinds Coffee
  • Ideal CanErabliere
  • Claude Senechal Inc.

#AtlanticCanada are you interested in our local #foodsecurity and #foodsovereignty?


Check out the agenda, topics and speakers and register here: https://foodsummit.ca/ and join us for the Dig-In Food Summit November 17-29, 2022 in Debert, N.S.


This timely two-day forum for food systems stakeholders will discuss how potential threats to the regional food supply will manifest themselves in Atlantic Canada and where transformation is needed. This is a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with key food systems stakeholders across Atlantic Canada.

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Edition 13

“Each year we are required to take a number of food safety and other related courses. The discounts we receive on these courses through our Food and Beverage Atlantic membership always pays for the cost of the membership. That alone would be reason enough to be a member, but our membership also gives us access to exclusive opportunities and support we find extremely valuable. ”

Ramona Roberts,

General Counsel

A&R Adventures Inc.