Edition 15

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Edition 15

Edition 15: October 3, 2022

The FBA Conference Highlights!

For full conference agenda click HERE.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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

Congratulations to All Nominees

The 4 finalists from each category will be announced before the awards. Stay tuned for finalist announcements.

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.

Last Day to Register to save your preferred date!

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

Deadline to register:  Today, October 3, 2022

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

October 5TH –


What certifications are required for your operation? What training and certificates do retailers require before accepting your product in store? What training and certificates are required to export your products to different markets? Why is food safety training important, and what are the risks if you don’t have proper training?
What is the difference between the various training opportunities?
What are the prerequisites, and who in your company should attend?
Please join us for a FREE webinar with Daryl Loback (Food Safety Culture Inc.), who will provide answers to these questions and many more!
There will also be a Q&A time to follow.

October 28TH –

Introductory HACCP – HACCP Food Safety Plan

A training course designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System and to discuss how to implement HACCP in food plants. The training curriculum is based on the information presented in the1998 National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria For Foods (NACMCF) HACCP document and subsequent revisions as approved. The HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the CFIA, FDA, USDA, and FSIS Pathogen Reduction HACCP regulation. The purpose of this course is to train operational, technical and quality staff from sites that need to be able to understand basic of HACCP 12 steps & 7 principles.

 Check the FBA event calendar for a full list of

Food Safety Workshops.



Food & Beverage Atlantic, in partnership with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is managing an Expert Implementation Fund Pilot Project.


The Expert Implementation Fund is intended to help food and beverage producers and manufacturers identify and leverage support from an industry expert(s) in an effort to overcome operational barriers through the implementation of quick, impactful solutions focused on continued growth.


This fund will support the implementation of small projects in various streams such as, but not limited to, finance/accounting (integration of programs for retailers), product innovation (market research, value-added products, product development, recipe formulation, shelf-life study, identifying co-packers, identifying ingredients, etc.), packaging, marketing (branding for export, etc.), and food safety procedures.


For More Information, Click Here.

Good Luck to the Exhibitors attending the Conxemar Frozen Food show in Vigo Spain this week!

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • Royal Nova Company
  • Big Axe Brewery Inc


Lost and Found is a Chef inspired ice cream company focussed on real ingredients from local sources.  We believe in honesty and moderation.

Our ice cream is in your face, rich, robust and decadent. It was created for the dreamers, the travellers and of course ‚ÄĒ those who love good food.

We‚Äôve always been proud of our east coast roots and believe that the best ingredients come from here too. That‚Äôs why we use as many local ingredients as possible. Our saying is “if it grows here, it’s in here”!

Our commitment and our vision has always been to bring you the best ingredients from our community because we firmly believe they taste better.

Intimate and Interactive with J.P. Gervais

FCC Food and Beverage Report: Mid-Year Update

In this virtual presentation, J.P. Gervais, FCC VP and Chief Economist, will examine changes in trends since FCC published its 2022 Food Report and 2022 Beverage Report. Join us for a conversation about the manufacturing sales forecast and other key trends we’re keeping our eye on:

  • Labour
  • Exchange rates
  • Domestic food consumption

Tuesday, October 4
2 ‚Äď 3 p.m. EDT

#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.

Skills Training Atlantic Canada (STAC) is accepting employers for 2022

Launched as a new project in April 2021, through Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC), Skills Training Atlantic Canada continues to make online training accessible for Food & Beverage Manufacturers in Atlantic Canada.


For Full Information or to Apply Click Here.

Program ends ‚Äď March 31, 2023

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Food & Beverage Canada

Government Updates


The Government of Canada announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions.


On September 26, the Government of Canada announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as all testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022.


For more information on the removal of COVID-19 Restrictions, click here.


New Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Temporary Foreign Workers)


Minister Qualtrough and Minister Fraser announced 13 new regulatory amendments to strengthen protections for Temporary Foreign Workers and enhance the integrity of the TFW Program and the International Mobility Program administered by IRCC.


For more information and to view the full announcement, click here.

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