Industry resources

Suppliers in New Brunswick offering PPE for your business.

The Government of New Brunswick recognizes that some New Brunswick businesses may require personal protective equipment (PPE) for their employees in order to operate while still respecting public health measures. To assist businesses that may not have a current supplier or may not be familiar with the market, the Government of New Brunswick has created a list of some potential sources of supply of PPE which can be used as reference. These suppliers have confirmed their interest to sell PPE to New Brunswick businesses and/or industry associations.   https://www2.snb.ca/content/dam/snb/Procurement/AtlanticCanadaPPESuppliersForPrivateIndustry.pdf

$252M "intial" emergency aid package coming for farmers, food processors hit by COVID-19

May 5, 2020.

The Liberal government unveiled a multimillion-dollar aid package this morning aimed at helping farmers and food processors safely navigate the novel coronavirus pandemic — aid that comes in response to concerns about food security in Canada and the health of vulnerable food sector workers.

But the funding envelope — an “initial amount,” according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — falls far short of the $2.6 billion emergency fund requested by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.

Trudeau announced a new $77 million fund for food processors of various sizes, including meat packers, to help these businesses retrofit their factories and increase their capacity to deal with a backlog of livestock building up in parts of the county. Read more here

$62 .5 million in Assistance to Fish & Seafood Processing sector

On Saturday, April 25 the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced $62.5 million of new assistance to the fish and seafood processing sector. This new Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund will help businesses:

  • access short-term financing to pay for maintenance and inventory costs;
  • add storage capacity for unsold product;
  •  comply with new health and safety measures for workers;
  • support new manufacturing/automated technologies to improve productivity and quality of finished seafood products; and,
  • adapt products to respond to changing requirements and new market demands

More information can be found here:

https://www.canada.ca/en/fisheries-oceans/news/2020/04/government-of-canada-announces-new-canadian-seafood-stabilization-fund-to-help-canadas-fish-and-seafood-processing-sector.html

In this region the program will be delivered via ACOA

You can contact them:
Head Office: 1-800-561-7862

“Each 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. ”

Ramona Roberts,

General Counsel

A&R Adventures Inc.