Edition 26

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Edition 26

Edition 26: March 15, 2023

The deadline to apply is March 27th and please note that you are asked to upload your latest Food Safety CFIA Audit or proof of public inspection from within the last 12 months.

The benefit of participating in this process is that it provides FBA Members with access to the expertise of Peter Chapman of SKUfood who will help with your pitch preparations along with Dwayne Boudreau, FBA’s Atlantic Brand Specialist, whose support and knowledge will help increase speed to market, overcoming barriers and marketing planning.

Pending there are no issues with food safety, those accepted by Sobeys can expect to be on shelves this summer! 

Say hello to MiXR

Where Canada’s Food and Beverage Companies Come Together.

The more we can work with one another, the more successful we all can be.

MiXR is here to help build and strengthen our community. It’s an intuitive platform that’s designed to help Canada’s food and beverage stakeholders connect, collaborate and create. Powerful yet easy-to-use, MiXR is ready to support a strong, resilient and growing food and beverage ecosystem for years to come.

Count on MiXR to:

  • Seamlessly connect users
  • Support and grow a robust database
  • Increase collaboration within the food and beverage industry
  • Connect potential partners locally, provincially and nationally
  • Help sustain Canadian food and beverage businesses

Are you ready to MiXR?

This 6-session course will help business owners and leaders develop a roadmap for scaling and improving their food & beverage business.  The course covers key aspects of food & beverage industry management, from defining purpose and competitive strategy to building high performing teams and managing for profit.

The course is designed for owners and general managers of food & beverage companies with capacity and a strong desire to grow the business through sales beyond Atlantic Canada.

For an overview of the course, please refer to the Syllabus.

The ultimate visibility opportunity!

We’re excited to offer FBA Members the amazing opportunity to participate in CTV’s Live at 5 What’s for Dinner program!

Register today to have your product featured in the most delicious way with Chef Allain Bosse and Katie Kelly!

Registration is now open for recording of April 2023 segments. Recordings to take place April 11th & 12th. Segments to air every Wednesday on CTV starting April 26th.

Register Now for Crisis Management, Food Fraud, and Food Security requirements in the Food Industry Overview taking place April 3!
The purpose of the workshop is to expose the recent 2022 amendments to Canadian food regulations so that attendees of the training program can learn how these new rules will affect the compliance and labelling for their foods.
To find out more and to register for our other Food Safety Courses click here.

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • International Packaged Ice Association
  • Kabaia Foods Inc.
  • Fromagerie PEI
  • ARIMÉ Inc.
  • White Gate Gourmet Inc.


The FBA is proud to present its members.

With configurable software, we help growing manufacturers go digital and achieve peace of mind. Complete visibility, automate important data capture and gain valuable insights. Helping food & beverage processors increase their competitive advantage with software that works for you, your way.

Visit this link for Monthly Updates from Food & Beverage Canada.

Overview of Canadian Grocery Code of Conduct

Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) is the leading voice uniting companies, large and small, that provide access to the food, health, and consumer products Canadians rely on every day. FHCP is hosting a webinar for food processors and CPG suppliers on the Grocery Code of Conduct.

Errol Cerit, SVP Industry Affairs & Membership Development at FHCP, is a member of the Canadian Code of Conduct development team that drafted the Code. Errol will provide insight into the following areas:

  • What the Code of Conduct is designed to achieve and what it is NOT designed to achieve
  • How to interpret the provisions of the Code of Conduct
  • How the Code of Conduct will function in practice with dispute resolution
  • Critical success factors in the journey to implementation 

Annual NB Manufacturing Day 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023 | Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook | 659 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) in New Brunswick, will be hosting our Annual Manufacturing Day 2023 on Thursday, March 23, in Fredericton. CME’s Manufacturing Day provides a tremendous opportunity to network with members of the manufacturing and export community within the New Brunswick economy, in an informal and friendly setting.

The Community Futures Network of Canada has invited Innovation Canada to deliver a series of webinars to businesses across Canada. The purpose of these webinars is to help businesses understand how Innovation Canada’s programs can help them innovate and grow their businesses.

This free, 1-hour webinar called ‘Everything the government has to offer business – all in one place’ aims to help business owners like you better understand and access the many programs offered by the federal government to innovation-minded entrepreneurs. The Canada Digital Adoption Program, Business Benefits Finder, ExploreIP, and the Strategic Innovation Fund are just a few of the many programs that can help Canadian businesses climb to new heights.

This live webinar is available in English and French, and will be offered on ten occasions throughout March, April, and May. Please click the link below to register for the date and language of your choice.

Funding that helps your company grow into global markets

Small and medium sized companies may access up to $50,000 in funding to assist with international market development activities. We cover up to 50% of costs for export marketing of your products and services in international markets where you have little or no sales.

Join this event to hear from Dwayne Boudreau, our Atlantic Brand Specialist – who will be onsite speaking about MIXR, an exciting new project FBA has been working on, which will be launching soon!

Hosted by Acadia University, NSCC, Springboard Atlantic, and the Valley Regional Enterprise Network the “Towards Solutions – Data and Technologies in Agriculture” will bring together representatives from the agricultural industry, funders, and academic researchers in a one-day event to help move the needle in the agricultural sector.

Thank you for reading this edition of The FBA Scoop. To find out more about FBA, watch The FBA Story!

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“As a small business, it's not always easy to have all this expertise internally. Whenever we need some help, we know we can turn to FBA, they will come back with professional feedback to help us.”

Jean Robert Roy,

Vice President

Les Cuisines Roi Ltd, NB