Edition 17

Industry News

Edition 17

Edition 17: November 1, 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.

Are you an Atlantic Canadian company interested in applying for the Sobeys Pitch program?

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!
Over 25 Atlantic Canada companies have successfully listed products in Sobeys after participating in the FBA Sobeys Pitch! Will your company be the next new product on shelves?

Sobeys Pitch applications due November 10, 2022.

November 17th & 18th –

International HACCP Alliance – HACCP Food Safety Plan Development

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 HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the CFIA, USDA, FSIS Pathogen Reduction HACCP regulation. The purpose of this course is to train HACCP Team from sites who need to be able to establish and implement a hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) system.

November 21st & 22nd –

SQF System Implementing Ed 9 for Manufacturing

SQF Code, Edition 9 is applicable to all certification and surveillance audits conducted after May 2021.Those sites with an existing SQF certification will be required to upgrade their Systems to meet the requirements outlined in edition 9  by that date.

To learn about commitments to implement and maintain an effective SQF System and to support its ongoing improvements in response to the demand by increasingly more educated consumers throughout the world for access to safe, quality food—and a significant and heightened awareness of the importance of food safety, public health and other developing social issues—PCR Corp. Training Center is pleased to offer the informative two days course in updating management already implemented or in process of development of SQF Systems.

November 29th & 30th –

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 9 – Sites Training

This course has been designed to enable delegates to gain a full understanding of the general principles of the BRC Global Food safety Standard, and how to comply with the requirements. Delegates will also gain an understanding of what to expect during the process of BRCGS certification, and actions needed prior to, during and after the audit.

 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.

This program has been made available in part by funding from ACOA.

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • MacKinnon’s Lobster Pound


OG Ales is NBs first microbrewery started crafting premium ales off-grid using solar energy in 2016.


We’re excited and proud to reveal our state-of-the-art brewhouse & new cans that bring to life what we stand for – premium quality ales, brewed off grid, powered by sun.

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Food & Beverage Canada

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Edition 17

“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.