Edition 45

Industry News

Edition 45

February 1, 2024

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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.

Be a part of Atlantic Canada’s SIAL trade show delegation!

Hurry! Space is limited & going fast!

Register to exhibit at Canada‚Äôs leading international food and beverage trade show in Montreal, QC May 15 ‚Äď 17, 2024!

What benefit is there to exhibit within the Atlantic Canada delegation?


✅   Cost Savings

✅   Broader Audience Reach

✅   Enhanced Booth Presence

✅   Work with Experts


Join the Atlantic Canada pavilion today!

Total Investment of $2,000**

** Exhibitors are responsible for all travel arrangements.


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

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Registration is now open for a live webinar to help provide insight when navigating Immigration Programs for the Food & Beverage Processing sector!

Presented by one of Atlantic Canada’s largest international recruitment and immigration firms, Work Global Canada Inc. it includes a FREE 30-minute consult with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).

Please join us on February 9th when concurrent sessions for the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador will start at 9:30am AST and 10am NST.

Registration deadline for this important food safety course is Monday, February 5th.


Understanding the ‘Safe food for Canadians Regulations’ and ‘Preventative Control Plan’ is 1-day, instructor-led, virtual course with individual and team exercises. This course is intended for a business importing, exporting, manufacturing, processing, treating, preserving, grading, packaging, or labelling the food and ensuring its food safety has not been compromised.

You’re invited – Food and Beverage Canada’s annual policy breakfast – Achieving Agri-Food Workforce Stability by 2030: The Role of Automation and Technology.


Food and Beverage Canada invites you to its 2024 Policy Breakfast – Achieving Agri-Food Workforce Stability by 2030: The Role of Automation and Technology – held in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC) and in conjunction with The Future of Food Conference.


This event is taking place Tuesday, February 13, from 7:00am Р9:30am EST at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario.


Registration for this event is required. Please reach out to Kristina Farrell for more details, or if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

Are you looking to sell to the Government of Canada?

Food and Beverage Atlantic (FBA) is collaborating with Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) to offer a free virtual four-part learning series this February.

The learning series is right for you if you operate in the food and beverage sector and want to:

  • do business with the Government of Canada;
  • learn how to find the right opportunities;
  • build networks with federal buyers and other federal representatives involved in procurement for the food and beverage sector; and
  • register as a supplier and learn how to use the Government of Canada‚Äôs online tools.

SESSION DATES: Feb 7, 14, 21, & 28 2024


June 26-29, 2024

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) invite you to showcase your products in the Canada Pavilion at FOOD TAIPEI, Taiwan’s largest international food and beverage show. FOOD TAIPEI (Taipei International Food Show) will be held from June 26-29, 2024 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 & 2 in Taipei, Taiwan.


Joining the Canada Pavilion at FOOD TAIPEI provides you with an excellent opportunity to connect with new and established contacts in Taiwan. The Show is open for trade from June 26-28 and for consumers on the last day, June 29. Retail sales will be permitted on June 29 ‚Äď a great way to transact business and to raise awareness and test products directly with consumers.

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!

 CIAC2024: Agri-food is taking place February 26-27, 2024, at the Pan Pacific Singapore. It will convene leaders from the private sector, governments, universities, and other institutions from across Asia and Canada in agri-food and related sectors for two days of networking and inter-disciplinary discussion on some of the most pressing issues in the Canada-Asia agri-food space.

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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.