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Industry News

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Edition 35: September 1, 2023

Wishing you all a Happy Labour Day! Enjoy your long weekend.

Pitch Application Now Open Until September 19th!

The FBA and Sobeys partnership continues to pave the way for members’ success by offering this unique opportunity to help you get your products on the shelves of one of the country’s largest food retailers!


Did you know?
Since 2020, over 50 companies have been able to pitch to Sobeys executives through this program with a 70% success rate.

Mark your calendar 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.

Food and Beverage Atlantic launches a 5th NEW award for this year’s Conference & Awards:

The Foodie’s Choice Award!


The Foodie’s Choice Award recognizes an FBA member’s product that goes beyond conventional norms, breaking new ground in taste, quality and presentation.

The contest will take place on Day 1 of the Conference in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ format style.  The three selected applicants will have exactly 5 minutes to pitch their product to a live panel of judges. The judges will be able to then taste the product, deliberate, and choose a winner who will be announced later that day at the Awards Ceremony. It will be an exciting moment of the event and not to be missed!

For more details, and/or to apply, click below! 👇

 Food Safety Training Workshop Registrations are now open for 2023-24!

October 12-13              HACCP Food Safety Plan Development

November 9-10            Principles of Food Safety Internal Auditing

November 23-24             Advanced HACCP- Verification/ Validation & Re-Assessment

January 15, 2024         Shelf-Life Study Overview

January 25, 2024         HACCP Food Safety Plan

February 9, 2024         Understanding the SFCR and PCP

 To ensure we are offering the right training at the right time, we’ve set up an Expression of Interest registration form. Please complete the form to indicate what training sessions are of interest to you and we will advise once we have enough interest and the class is scheduled.

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.


Financing your road to Net Zero
Committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and targeting net zero, SOFIAC will outline the Art of the Possible to reduce your exposure to carbon tax and energy costs by >30% through fiscal incentives that reduce operational costs and generate cash flow.
The process is turnkey, results are guaranteed, and a capital outlay is not required
The Nova Scotian Cookie Company
“Nova Scotian Cookie Company Creating Social Impact”
Social enterprise baked, our premium shortbread cookies in the shape of NS lighthouses are packaged in postcard boxes and suitcases. Delivered in a Cookie Mobile, we aim to create a SOCIAL IMPACT.
A portion of sales is going to the Smart Cookie Literary Society to give bursaries for post-secondary education and provide books to school libraries.

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • Ray Agency
  • Voda Retreats
  • Larouère Chocolate
  • Thera P Bios Pharma
  • Benjamin Bridge Vineyards
  • Urban Grow Farms


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“We believe that FBA helps food companies in the Atlantic provinces become stronger together.”

Jean Robert Roy,

Vice President

Les Cuisines Roi Ltd, NB