Edition 43

Industry News

Edition 43

January 2, 2024

New Year’s President Message

On behalf of your Board of Directors at Food and Beverage Atlantic, we recognize that our industry continues to evolve, and I am sure that the coming year will bring more opportunities, challenges and excitement for our members. We appreciate you being part of the FBA community and look forward to supporting your business throughout the next twelve months.


We continue to work hard to understand the needs of our members and deliver programming, events and other initiatives to help your business grow. Tammy, Dwayne and Nancy have a wealth of knowledge and a sincere enthusiasm to see our members succeed.


We are looking forward to 2024 and the agenda we have before us as your Board of Directors. It is a privilege to work on behalf of our industry, and to support our members. We hope to keep the focus on the positive contributions the food and beverage industry makes to Atlantic Canada and beyond. Our vision is a better tomorrow through food, and we anticipate partnering with you to that end in 2024.


– Peter Chapman, President


Peter Chapman – President

Barbara Ann O’Brien – Vice President

Tim McRoberts – Past President

Norm Purdy – Treasurer


Patrick Griffin¬† –¬†NEW

Colleen Hiscock –¬†NEW

Scott MacLeod –¬†NEW

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Is your business ready to make a digital splash and take your marketing efforts to the next level? We have an exciting opportunity that could transform the way you reach and engage with consumers!

Introducing our Digital Marketing Masterclass tailored specifically for food and beverage processors like¬†yours. In just 12 sessions, you’ll gain the skills and insights needed to supercharge your online presence,¬†boost brand visibility, and drive measurable results.¬†¬†Uncover the essentials of digital marketing and its impact on your business.

Join the Atlantic Canada Pavilion and showcase your Food & Beverage Company at the world’s #1 Food Innovation Tradeshow!

SIAL Canada is not only the meeting point of the Canadian agri-food industry, but also the privileged gateway to the American and international markets.  SIAL Canada is the only national trade show to offer a complete range of food products under one roof. It meets the needs of the retail,food service and food processing industries.

Top 3 reasons for exhibiting:

1. Generating new sales leads

2. Finding new distributors/partners/resellers

3. Increasing awareness of their brand


This program has been made available in part by funding from ATIGA.

 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.


ARIM√Č takes care of federal and provincial procedures to obtain necessary authorizations to hire temporary foreign workers and assists in obtaining their necessary documents and permits.
ARIM√Č handles the travel logistics for nearly 8000 foreign workers annually. A turnkey service, our multidisciplinary and bilingual team looks forward to working with you!

The Group Export Agri-Food is pleased to announce the opening of the 2024 Alizés Awards application period. The Alizés Awards celebrate the excellence of the work accomplished by Canadian agri-food companies that have distinguished themselves on international markets and are presented by FCC.

To be eligible, your company must:

  • be a Canadian agricultural or food processing company
  • have its main head office in Canada
  • market products that are mainly manufactured in Canada
  • have been in business for at least 3 years
  • be an active exporter outside Canada for at least 2 years
  • have annual sales of at least $1 million


Canadian agri-food companies are invited to visit the lesprixalizesawards.ca website to register and receive their application form for the Alizés Awards. Applications will close on February 28, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. EDT.

The best of luck!


Team Canada Trade Mission to South Korea
Led by the Honourable Mary Ng
Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development


Canada’s¬†Trade Commissioner Service¬†is seeking small, medium and large-sized companies, including exporters from diverse backgrounds, to join the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development for a Team Canada Trade Mission to South Korea.

As Canada’s seventh largest trading partner and sixth largest import and export partner, South Korea is an ideal market for Canadian businesses to export to.

Dates:  Sunday, April 21 to Thursday, April 25, 2024
Market: Seoul, South Korea
Sectors: The trade mission program will be tailored to areas of Canadian competitive advantage and will focus on the following sectors:

  • Agriculture and processed foods; clean energy; clean technology; creative¬† ¬† ¬† industries; information and communications technologies (ICT); life sciences.


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‚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.