Edition 14

Industry News

Edition 14

Edition 14: September 15, 2022

Last Call for Award Nominations!

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.

The FBA Conference Announces Exciting Keynote Lineup!

For full conference agenda click HERE.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Contact Tammy or Dwayne  to discuss partnership opportunities for the upcoming FBA Conference & Awards.

This 6-week course will help business owners and leaders develop a roadmap for managing, improving, and scaling their food & beverage business.  The course covers all aspects of general business, from defining purpose and competitive strategy to building high performing teams and managing for profit. Attendees will work together in a workshop setting to learn techniques and skills using a case study and sharing their experiences.

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

Join the Walker Program for Natural Products Expo East

You are invited to join a Walker Program to attend the Natural Products Expo East in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 28 – October 1, 2022.


Natural Products Expo East has proven itself to be the best place to reach natural, organic, and healthy lifestyle buyers on the East Coast. The long-standing show is focused on organic, health and specialty products only.

Deadline to apply: September 16, 2022

Register to save your preferred date!

A totally delicious marketing opportunity exclusively offered to FBA members.  Contact Dwayne for more information.

Deadline to register: October 3, 2022

Sign up now for these September courses to avoid risk of cancellation!


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.

 Check the FBA event calendar for a full list of

Food Safety Workshops.

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

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FBA is proud to spotlight our members.

Local, unique world wide, sturgeon and caviar!

Did you know that New Brunswick is the only producer of sustainable wild sturgeon & caviar in the world? It’s the best land-based farmed sturgeon, only from local species! All sustainable, certified Ocean Wise and made with love! Try Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar and taste why! Indulge!

More Than Just Mustard

Atlantic Mustard Mill, authentic German gourmet mustards & sauces are made with organic, fresh & local ingredients in over 50 flavours – no filler or preservatives. Silver medal winner for the “Little Devil” mustard at the World-Wide Mustard Competition. Sustainability is top priority.

Receive a 15% discount until September 16th!

Excellence NB is preparing their gift guide for 2022 and looking to add a little spice this year! Advertise in the 4th edition of the Holiday Gift Guide that includes extensive promotion both in New Brunswick and across Canada.

To arrange a recipe or pairing page, please contact Victoria MacDougall at victoria@excellencenb.ca or 902-943-6232.

#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.

Access the exclusive pre-registration period to become a FREE LocalFest vendor!

Entirely free of charge for vendors to attend and sell their local products, services, or experiences, LocalFest, presented by Love For Local – New Brunswick, is the largest gathering of its kind in the province taking place October 1, 2022 in Downtown Moncton.

On the last Friday of each month (except December and during the summer months), NAIA host Food and Beverage Friday Coffee chats.


Our next Food and Beverage Friday – Virtual Industry Session is Friday, September 23, 2022.  We hope you can join us as we welcome Tyson MacInnis with the Canadian Food Innovation Network.  He will outline various projects and funding opportunity through this organization.


Please RSVP for the session by NOON on Thursday, September 22, 2022. RSVP: tonya.norman@agr.gc.ca

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Food & Beverage Canada

Thank you for reading this edition of The FBA Scoop. To find out more about FBA, watch The FBA Story!


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“Thank you FBA! With our business busting at the seams, we needed help from a co-packer but were completely lost on how to find one. FBA saved the day by helping us make connections that have grown into wonderful, rewarding partnerships. Thanks again!”

Susan Adolph,


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