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Edition 34: August 1, 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.


To stay up to date on events and news, follow us Facebook and LinkedIn and at on our website at atlanticfood.ca


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 and Beverage Atlantic, working jointly with the Atlantic provinces, is seeking Atlantic Canadian seafood companies to attend the Conxemar Seafood Show in Vigo, Spain October 3 – 5, 2023.


The Conxemar trade show takes place in Vigo, Spain, an important fishing port in Europe, and serves as the meeting point for the entire processing sector including wholesalers, importers, exporters, manufacturers, distributors, cold storage, and machinery.

FBA Retailer Pitch Program

Please watch your email for the next round of FBA Retailer Pitch Program coming this fall!  We are very excited to continue expanding this program and are pleased to add Simply For Life to the roster.  FBA provides you with the education, training and support from experts who will significantly improve your likeliness of successfully launching or expanding your listings at Sobeys, Pete’s Frootique and Simple For Life.

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.

The prestigious FBA Awards celebrate Atlantic Canada’s leaders in the Food and Beverage Industry.


It’s our chance to recognize and applaud the remarkable individuals and businesses that have redefined industry standards, challenged norms, and set new benchmarks of excellence! These industry award nominations also help us recognize the tremendous efforts and accomplishments of our industry as a whole.


Award nominations are now open! Nominees must be a Food & Beverage Atlantic member in good standing. Self-nominations are accepted.


The FBA Award Winners will be announced during the FBA Conference on October 24-25, 2023. We look forward to celebrating our achievements as a sector!

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

Whether you are looking for business expertise, food safety specialists, training, or an expert in any area of food & beverage, we’ve got someone in our membership database who is qualified. Browse our Consultant Directory and discover the expertise is available to you.


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Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • Secret Sauce Test Kitchen
  • CanaPacking Inc
  • Northumberland Lamb Marketing Cooperative
  • The Tea Brewery
  • Port of Halifax
  • Work Global Canada Inc.
  • The Small Monsters

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.

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


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Assistant Executive director & Sales director

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