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Edition 33

Edition 33: July 4, 2023

The Scoop this summer!

Ah, it’s summertime in Atlantic Canada, and with so many readers ready to head on vacation, The Scoop is going to take some vacation time too!  We will send out The Scoop once in July and once in August.

 

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Have something exciting happening this summer? Tag Food and Beverage Atlantic on Facebook and LinkedIn so we can see what you’re up to! 

Food & Beverage Atlantic, in partnership with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is managing an Expert Implementation Fund Pilot Program.

The Expert Implementation Fund is intended to help food and beverage producers and manufacturers identify and leverage support from an industry expert(s) in 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.

Plans are being made for the highly anticipated 2nd Annual FBA Conference & Awards, taking place on October 24-25, 2023, at the prestigious Light House Arts Centre (previously known as the ‘World Trade Convention Centre’) in Downtown Halifax, NS.

 

Building upon the tremendous success of our inaugural event, this year’s conference will span two days, offering a comprehensive program filled with industry insights, educational expertise, valuable networking opportunities, and exciting new awards! Together, let’s celebrate the remarkable achievements and growth of our dynamic food and beverage sector.

Registration is now open for the Walker Program to attend Natural Products Expo East taking place September 20-23, 2023 at the Philadelphia Convention Centre.

We are looking for a consultant for this project as well.  Please click the button below to review the RFP.

MiXR is an innovative platform that is designed to help Canada’s food and beverage stakeholders connect, collaborate and create. We all know that Canada’s supply chain has had its challenges. MiXR was created as a powerful new national tool to not only help you deal with these pressures but to also ensure Canada’s food system continues to function smoothly.  This is a great benefit to our FBA members!

FBA MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS

The Canadian Association of Ice Industries is dedicated to producing ice as a food product that meets or exceeds governmental regulations. Despite the common misconception that ice poses minimal risks to food safety, it has been proven to be a potential source of foodborne illness. Visit www.safeice.org.

We’re a boutique sales support agency that offers social media, Amazon/DTC ecommerce & shopper marketing services to help CPG brands increase sales, in-store & online. We focus on food & beverage brands, as well as natural health products.

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • Cashew Brothers Foods
  • Larder Marketing Group
  • GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions
  • Amin’s Indian Food

FBC-ABC Survey on Labour and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

 

On March 27, 2023, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, announced the extension of temporary measures introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic and through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Workforce Solutions Road Map.

 

These continued measures including permitting employers in seven sectors with demonstrated labour shortages, including food manufacturing, to hire up to 30 percent of their workforce through the TFWP for low-wage positions.

 

These measures will remain in place until October 30, 2023.

 

FBC-ABC is undertaking a survey so that we may have a better understanding of the labour needs and use of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program by member companies.

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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