Edition 36

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Edition 36

Edition 36: September 15, 2023

Registration Closes 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‚Äôs 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.

REGISTER NOW¬†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 ‚ÄėWorld Trade Convention Centre‚Äô) 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!

*Cut-off dates for preferred room rates are quickly approaching! Don’t miss your chance to save – book your room now.*

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 ‚ÄėDragon‚Äôs Den‚Äô 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!¬†ūüĎá




We’re excited to offer our FBA Members another 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 for the upcoming holiday season!

 New Strategic Partnership with GroupHEALTH Benefit Solutions!
As Canada’s largest independent provider of employee benefits, GroupHEALTH is offering Food and Beverage Atlantic members access to their unique employee group benefits platform.
Visit the link below for more information and/or to speak with one of GroupHEALTH’s expert advisors to explore the advantages of the group benefits program.

 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.

REGISTER NOW for these FREE upcoming IN-PERSON workshops developed specially to help you grow your sales to food and beverage retailers.


Let’s Talk Numbers

  • Sept. 21st, 9am-4pm – MONCTON, Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
  • Sept. 25th, 9am-4pm – CHARLOTTETOWN, The Holman Grand Hotel
  • 27th, 9am-4pm – HALIFAX, Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown


Perfect your Pitch

  • 22nd, 9am-4pm – MONCTON, Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
  • 26th, 9am-4pm – CHARLOTTETOWN, The Holman Grand Hotel
  • 28th, 9am-4pm – HALIFAX, Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown


Cashew Brothers Foods
Cashew Brothers Foods strives to economically recreate traditional dairy foods by using cashews in lieu of milk. With the concerns of lactose intolerance, it is the priority of the company to offer products that are on price parity with their dairy-based counterparts.

RFINE Biomass Solutions Inc.


Who Would Have Thought You Could Eat That Leftover Coffee?
We’re developing technology that enables spent coffee grounds to be upcycled into useful food ingredients. Using our KAFFIKA processors, we’re enabling upcycled coffee waste to be a useful ingredient in many food products such as BBQ sauce, baked goods, confectionary, protein bars, ice cream sandwiches, and much more!

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

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If you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, this is THE event for you.
The New Brunswick Business Growth Summit series has been specifically designed to help New Brunswick businesses GROW.
The event will include opportunities to:
  • Meet with local peers and other NB entrepreneurs.
  • Meet with government agencies and support organizations.
  • Enjoy local food and beverages in a specially designed setting.
Be part of our next Growth Summit, find the event closest to you!
  • Moncton (Bilingual) September 21st
  • Fredericton (English) November 7th
  • Saint John (English) November 29th
Get your tickets today for the city nearest you ūüĎá

Beyond the Plate: Decoding Food Regulations in Canada


Discover the Excellence of Canada’s Food Safety System with Dr. William Yan.

If you are involved in Canada‚Äôs food and beverage processing industry, play a role in the production of safe food and beverage production, or aspire to ‚ÄĒ¬†this webinar is for you!


Join us on September 21st, 1:00pm EST, for this exciting opportunity to gain deep insights from a renowned expert in food safety regulations. This webinar promises an exceptional opportunity to elevate your knowledge and strengthen your role in Canada’s successful food safety system.

Register and come prepared to ask the Expert!


Edition 36

‚ÄúEach year we are required to take a number of food safety and other related courses. The discounts¬†we receive on these courses through¬†our Food and Beverage Atlantic membership always pays for the cost of the membership. That alone would be reason enough to be a member, but our membership also gives us access to exclusive¬†opportunities¬†and support we find extremely valuable. ‚ÄĚ

Ramona Roberts,

General Counsel

A&R Adventures Inc.