Edition 23

Industry News

Edition 23

Edition 23: Feb 1, 2023

This webinar is designed to:

  • Ensure applicants are at or close to the shelf-ready stage in their product development
  • Provide best practices for submitting the application form
  • Review Sobeys Food Safety approval requirements
  • Discuss the challenges and solutions for distribution to retail

Application Submission Opening March 3rd

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.

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 3, 2023

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 by February 6th, 2023. This will help us identify the shows, programs, or support you need to start exporting or expanding to new markets!

Last Chance to Complete the Industry Survey to weigh in on future Export-focused activities.

This program was made available in part through funding from SCCIA.

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

February 16th – 17th

International HACCP Alliance – HACCP Food Safety Plan Development

 

Course Objectives: 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.

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.

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:

  • McGraw Seafood
  • Marsham Natural Food Broker

FBA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

A vegan egg alternative that can create your favourite recipes, egg-free.
Eggcitables seeks to create the most functional and accessible alternative to eggs.

Eggcitables are eggs for everyone!

Saltwinds Coffee Company transforms the coffee-drinking experience back to simpler days when coffee was delivered to Canada in wooden sailing ships.  This coffee would have been infused with fresh sea air during the trip.  Our proprietary Ocean Air infusion process produces a better drinking experience by reducing coffee bitterness, resulting in a smoother, more balanced coffee made even more delicious with the ocean air flavours!

Are you an FBA Member seeking summer or full-time employees from the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus?

Our Brand Specialist, Dwayne Boudreau, will be on-site at the DAL Job Fair on Feb. 9th and would love to promote any career opportunities FBA members may have available. Do you see this as a recruitment opportunity? Email dwayne@atlanticfood.ca to share details of potential work for students and upcoming graduates.

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Food & Beverage Canada

Webinar: U.S. Warehousing and Logistics 101 for Canadian B2C Companies
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 12 pm EST/9 am PST

 

Who should attend: Canadian companies in the retail-ready food and beverage and/or consumer products sector currently selling into the U.S. market.

 

Please join the Embassy of Canada and TradeMoves for a webinar designed to help Canadian companies understand the basics of U.S. warehousing and logistics planning to expand their sales in the U.S. market. We will introduce the following topics:

  1. When to consider warehousing your products in the United States,
  2. Warehousing and 3PL options in the United States,
  3. Logistics considerations from Canada to the U.S. warehouse to the final customer, and
  4. Detailed market profiles for Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session. All participants will receive a bilingual copy of our just-launched “U.S. Warehousing and Logistics 101” guide.

CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS

will bring together NB fruit and vegetable producers and industry stakeholders.

The event will include concurrent technical training sessions, plenary sessions, social mixer and a trade show. Concurrent sessions will be devoted to apple, cranberry, wild blueberry, small fruit, vegetable, controlled environment agriculture production as well as a room for industry development.

Supply Chain 1·2·3 Workshops

Presented by LearnSphere and FBA

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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,

Owner

Oh! Canada Seeds