Edition 21

Industry News

Edition 21

Edition 21: Jan 3, 2023

New Year’s President Message

On behalf of your Board of Directors and the FBA service delivery and support teams, we extend the very best to all members and association partners for 2023. We continue to be inspired through your passionate and expert work as processors, manufacturers, growers, and innovators. As we enter the new year, the FBA team is excited to support your needs through pertinent programming, projects, and networking opportunities. As a team, we value the trust you put into being an FBA member and never lose sight of this when building new opportunities for you. Thank you for being a part of Food and Beverage Atlantic, and welcome to 2023. Below you can learn who currently makes up the FBA Board of Directors for the coming year, including our four newly elected Directors.

To learn more about the FBA team, click HERE.

Join the Atlantic Canada Pavilion and showcase your Food & Beverage Company at the world’s #1 Food Innovation Tradeshow!

Top 3 reasons for exhibiting:

1. Generating new sales leads

2. Finding new distributors/partners/resellers

3. Increasing awareness of their brand

Provincial funding is available to help offset the cost of participating.


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

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



This is 1 day, instructor-led, face-to-face (optionally virtual) course including class, individual and team exercises.


The course focuses on control and management of preventative measures through development of the Crisis Management  Plan to ensure safe food production.

This program offers the tools for assessing, effectively preventing and managing Food Safety and Security threats that could easily be integrated into your existing Food Safety system, thereby ensuring both intentional and unintentional food contamination is controlled.


The Food Safety System defines food fraud as the fraudulent and intentional substitution, dilution or addition to a product or raw material, or misrepresentation of the product or material, for the purpose of financial gain, by either increasing the apparent value of the product or by reducing the cost of its production.



This course will provide guidance how to determine the shelf life of a food product involves considering the microbiological, physical and chemical deterioration of the food product over time and using the appropriate analytical and sensory methods to assess product quality. The shelf life is a part of New Product Development (NPD) and essential for business success and growth and playing important part of final product characteristics and guidance. This training also is designed to provide you with an overview of the product labelling requirements for food products.

Register to save your preferred date!


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

Deadline to register: January 5, 2023

Food and Beverage Atlantic has a wide variety of member consultants who can provide expertise and an objective eye to help guide your food business. These experts specialize in various areas, including business development and strategy, operations, food safety and certifications, export, distribution, digitization, sales and marketing, and any other challenges you could use expert help with.

If you are interested in being added to the FBA Consultant Directory, we ask that you fill in your information by clicking HERE. This offer is only open to experts and consultants who are a FBA member in good standing.

Food & Beverage Atlantic is working in partnership with the four Atlantic Provinces and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities to facilitate a program for export-ready food and beverage companies in the natural food category.

This program offers support to companies interested in exporting to the US:

  • Meet one-on-one with in-market consultant to discuss your current export capacity and growth plans
  • Based on export readiness, companies may take part in arranged meetings with vetted buyers in the US seeking products in the natural foods category.
  • Follow up with consultant and Food & Beverage Atlantic representatives to discuss next steps.

This program will also serve as good preparation for any company that may want to participate in the 2023 Natural Food Expo Show.

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

Industry Survey

Do you export? Do you plan on exporting? If so, we invite you to participate in our Food & Beverage Atlantic Industry Survey on Export-Related Planning! Help us help you by providing insight into your current goals, challenges and priorities for exporting outside of Canada. All information collected will be used confidentially by the four Atlantic Provinces, ACOA and FBA for planning purposes and export projects for the next four years. We ask you to take 20 minutes and fill out this survey before February 1st, 2023. This will help us identify the shows, programs, or support you need to start exporting or expand to new markets!

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

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.

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Food & Beverage Canada

SPICE (Specialized Program in Cooking Entrepreneurship)

The CWB is proud to present The Specialized Program in Cooking Entrepreneurship (SPICE) for under-represented Nova Scotian women* who are ready to move from their kitchen tables to a fully compliant food business. SPICE will help participants build industry knowledge of Nova Scotia food safety standards, successfully incorporating them into their businesses.

Limited to 10 women per cohort, this complimentary, unique pilot program involving 8 weeks of active learning and ongoing support up to a year, is being offered in a hybrid format. In-person sessions will be held within HRM.

* While all women are welcome to apply, priority will be given to applications received from Black Nova Scotian Woman, Black Women of African Decent, Indigenous Women, and Immigrant Woman. 

Application Deadline – January 15th, 2023

Supply Chain 1·2·3 Workshops

Presented by LearnSphere and FBA

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“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.