Do you have a new idea for a wild blueberry food or beverage product, or a new packaging product we haven’t seen yet? The Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry producers association wants to hear all about it!
Interested companies must fill out an application by August 18th, 2018. The form can be found here.
Tony's Meats Wins International Market Champion of the Year at Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards
Food and Beverage Atlantic is proud to congratulate Tony's Meat for winning the "International Market Champion Award at the Nova Scotia Export Achievement Awards.
CPTPP to be Ratified by Federal Government
The federal government is about to ratify the CPTPP. Follow the link below to find out what specific benefits this new trade deal will have for the Atlantic provinces and the various sectors of the food and beverage processing industry.
Agriculture & Agri-Foods delivers a variety of funding programs. AGPAL is a web based discovery tool developed to help find the federal, provincial and territorial programs that specifically apply to them.
April 1, 2018 new Federal programs come into effect to help support sector growth.
Food & Beverage Atlantic Conference & AGM was held in January in Moncton. The new logo, name and exciting video featuring many of our members was released. To view the links for the presentations & video go here
Food & Beverage Canada hires first CEO
Kathleen Sullivan appointed as chief executive officer of the recently launched Food & Beverage Canada
Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa-based national advocacy organization for food and beverage manufacturers across the country has appointed Kathleen Sullivan as chief executive officer. This announcement closely follows the recent launch of Food & Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), which represents over 1,500 businesses and 7 regional food and beverage manufacturing associations from coast to coast.L'organisation nationale de défense des intérêts des fabricants d'aliments et de boissons du pays a nommé Kathleen Sullivan au poste de chef de la direction. Cette annonce fait suite au lancement récent de Aliments et Boissons Canada (ABC-FBC) qui représente plus de 1 500 entreprises et sept associations provinciales de
fabricants d'aliments et de boissons d'un océan à l'autre.
Kathleen Sullivan, CEO Food and Beverage Canada
Canadian Agricultural Partnership- Applications for Federal Programs now open!
Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking for our world-class products.
Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth today in Ottawa, where he officially launched the six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (see Backgrounder).The Partnership is a progressive $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will help chart the course for government investments in the sector over the next five years
Food & Drink Mission in Brimingham, England
April 16-18, 2018
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Atlantic Provinces are currently seeking expression of interest by export-ready food and beverage companies interested in participating as a co-exhibitor at the Food & Drink Expo 2018 that will take place in Birmingham, England.
Food & Drink Expo 2018, provides the number one route to the UK food and drink market, helping hundreds of companies showcase their wares. Buyers and decision makers across the whole industry, from grocery, wholesale and specialty retail to foodservice and manufacturing, will converge to uncover the hottest trends, latest product launches and the industry’s vision for the future.
Food & Beverage Canada
Food & Beverage Atlantic is now a part of Food & Beverage Canada, a 1500 member strong National voice on issues of concern to food and beverage processors, and as a result your voice is now significantly amplified across Canada. There will be more to follow on this exciting development and some may want to wish explore joining the FBC as a processors can join directly provided they are also a member of their provincial or regional food & beverage association. Sylvie Cloutier, Vice Chair of Food & Beverage Canada spoke at the annual AGM January 18th in Moncton.
For more on the news release, see here
McCain Foods' officially open new $65 million potato specialty production line
McCain says the new 35,000-square-foot production line is the largest capacity expansion investment in Canada in nearly 10 years.
Jeff DeLapp, North America president of McCain Foods Limited, said the investment reflects the continued growth of the North American frozen potato and potato specialty segments in both the retail and food service businesses.