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Edition 39: November 1, 2023

Last week’s FBA Conference & Awards in downtown Halifax was a tremendous success, all thanks to our amazing sponsors and partners. Their generous support keeps us on track to develop programs and strengthen the Atlantic Canada food and beverage industry. A heartfelt thank you to our collaborators—we couldn’t do this without you!

🏆 Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 FBA Conference & Awards! 🏆

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

🚨 Registration deadline is 10 days before the course so don’t delay! 🚨

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.

Food Processing Skills Canada has released the first Rapid Results report summarizing recent input from Canadian food and beverage manufacturers participating on the Rapid Results Employer Opinion Panel. These insights provide a temperature check on how the industry is faring with workforce challenges and more generally the outlook and level of optimism businesses have about growth and future success.

 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.


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KetoNewfS prepares healthy, plant based, keto-friendly options for consumers seeking a healthy lifestyle. Committed to upcycling, automation and cellular food design, our new state of the art facility is expanding beyond B2C with co-packing, private label and R&D services for companies wishing to produce keto-friendly foods.

Please join us in welcoming our newest FBA members:

  • Chill Street Craft Beverages
  • VALK Fermentation

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


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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