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Edition 16: October 17, 2022

About the FBA Conference and Awards

The Food & Beverage Atlantic Industry Conference theme this year is Connect-Grow-Thrive. As we re-engage in person with our large network of food and beverage industry peers and stakeholders, this conference will focus on opportunities and solutions to help companies continue to grow and develop. The conference Keynotes will share best practices, experiences, and guidance. This year’s conference is the launch of the first ever FBA Industry Awards! This will become an annual award ceremony where some of our superstar member companies will be recognized for their incredible accomplishments in brand, innovation and growth. This is the not-to-be-missed event of the year where we celebrate the Atlantic Canada food and beverage industry and set the bar high for even more to recognize in years to come!


For full conference agenda click HERE.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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

There are many generic business building sessions you can attend out there but this Masterclass, presented by Food & Beverage Atlantic, is curated just for you. Food experts will be delivering the content as it relates to you ‚Äď a food or beverage company in Atlantic Canada. This course is filled with real life examples, hands-on exercises, peer-to-peer sharing, practical takeaways, and tools that will help you save time and money while building a better food business.


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.


‚ÄúExcellent value for the cost and time commitment. Taking time to work ON your business is always gold and this course provided high level training on a fantastic digital platform.‚ÄĚ ~¬†Sarah Bennetto O‚ÄôBrien


This course begins on November 10th and runs once a week until December 15th. Registration for this course closes October 28th. 

Registration Extended!

Book now for November, December or January!

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

Deadline to register:  October 20, 2022

If you plan on submitting an application for the Sobeys Pitch, we strongly recommend you attend this webinar training which will offer tips on completing your application, setting you up for success.

Join Peter Chapman via Zoom on October 25th at 11:00AM to help you get started on your application!

This webinar is designed to:
1) Ensure applicants are at or close to the shelf ready stage in their product
2) Provide best practices for submitting the application form
3) Review Sobeys Food Safety approval requirements
4) Discuss the challenges and solutions for distribution to retail

A Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the Webinar. If you do not see it in your inbox on Oct 24th, please email us at admin@atlanticfood.ca

Interested in applying for the Sobeys Pitch program?

Over 25 Atlantic Canada companies have successfully listed products in Sobeys after participating in the FBA Sobeys Pitch!

Sobeys Pitch applications due November 10, 2022.

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.



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.

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • Rexel Atlantic


The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is a member-based organization that represents the interests of seafood farmers and their suppliers in Newfoundland and Labrador.


We are passionate advocates on behalf of our members to facilitate and promote the responsible development of the aquaculture industry.

Join Saltscapes Saltscapes Dec/Jan edition!

An EXCLUSIVE HOME COOK FOCUSED magazine for Saltscapes readers and Sobeys primary grocery shoppers in all four Atlantic Provinces.

Nearly half price ad space for FBA Members!

*Deadline to register for Saltscapes Dec/Jan edition is October 28th. 

Support a great cause and save 20% OFF!


The #ACCBrewFest event is the only brew festival in New Brunswick promoting local Atlantic Canadian craft beer, cider, mead and food exclusively.


Interested in exhibiting?¬†If you haven’t registered, yet, it’s not too late to join as an exhibitor.¬†To register, please contact with Amber Richards at 506-962-7112 or¬†amber@ambereffect.com¬†and mentioned your FBA Member status to save 20% OFF your exhibitor fee!


Interested in attending? Purchase tickets online and use discount code FBASAVES20 to save 20% off your Brew Fest ticket!

#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.



Between January and April of 2023, our job-ready, international students will embark on a 16-week internship program, providing you with an opportunity to discover and bring on new emerging talent. These internship positions can be in-house or virtual (depending on what the current pandemic conditions necessitate) and the interns can be utilized in a wide range of roles.


For more information on hiring an intern, contact:
Leroy Lowe, MBA, PhD, CITP
Faculty, International Business

Mark Kilby, MBA, PMP, CSCP, CITP
Faculty, International Business

Learn how the Manufacturing and Processing Investment Tax Credit can help you save money, grow your business, and streamline workflows.


Join Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters NL (CME NL) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on October 18th for a virtual Information and Q&A session to learn how the Manufacturing and Processing Investment Tax Credit (ITC) can help your business save money, make money, and improve your bottom line!

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Food & Beverage Canada

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Edition 16

‚ÄúFBA helps us in different aspects of the business, from marketing to food safety and many other¬†things that are important to help run a successful food enterprise.‚ÄĚ

Jean Robert Roy,

Vice President

Les Cuisines Roi Ltd, NB