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    "We only need to look at what we are really doing in the world and at home and we'll know what it is like to be Canadian"  Adrienne Clarkson




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Many changes coming for Canadian Labeling - Are you ready?

St Johns. NL
Halifax NS
Moncton NB


Due to low registrations we have had to postpone some of the fall training. We hope to reschedule in the new year. If there is specific training you are interested in, please reach out to our office 

  Be sure to register early and take advantage of the Early Bird Discount! 

Sessions planned include training on a wide variety of topics including: 

  • BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 8.1
  • Canadian Labeling
  • Food Safety Considerations in new product development
  • Food Safety for Maintenance
  • Food Safety for Managers
  • HACCP & Implementation of Good Manufacturing for Micro-Breweries
  • HACCP & Implementation of Preventive Control Plans
  • Internal Auditor Training for Food Processors
  • Plant Sanitation and Listeria Control for Plant Workers
  • Quality Control for QC Staff
  • SQF Code 8.1

 If you require overnight accommodations, let us know and we will inquire about a discounted rate for your staff! 

Check out our  Training & Events page for locations and dates
Check back often, and register early! 



Training & Networking Event on Co-Packing

November 19, 2019 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Moncton, Delta Hotels by Marriott Beauséjour 

Workshop A- How to HIRE a Co-Packer

Workshop B- How to BE a Co-Packer

Learn more, and register for the workshop that most interests you on LearnSphere’s website



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Congratulations to these FBA members who are showcasing their products on CTV's What's for Dinner
from now until the end of the year!


If you would like to secure a spot on CTV's What's for Dinner
contact us today!   More information here              



Recruitment Notice
SIAL Canada
Montreal QC
April 15-17 2020

Food and Beverage Atlantic, working jointly with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island, is seeking Atlantic Canadian companies to attend SIAL Canada in Montreal, Quebec from April 15 to 17, 2020. SIAL is now the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 1000 national and international exhibitors hosting over 18,500 buyers from Canada, the U.S., and over 50 other countries.

For more information                                REGISTER


A Must- Attend Event for businesses in ANY sector
who are in growth-mode in the region.

An overview of the day

Save the date for the location near you!

Fredericton- November 19

Pilot program to reduce red tape and roadblocks for business

Entrepreneurs in the province now have access to one-on-one help in navigating the regulatory requirements of running a business thanks to a pilot program introduced today.

The Business Navigators, a client management support program based upon a successful model implemented in Nova Scotia, is being offered through Opportunities NB.

“We have heard the frustration of entrepreneurs about the red tape they face when they want to start or operate a business in the province,” said Economic Development and Small Business Minister Mary Wilson, who is also minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “With this initiative, we are working to ensure that they spend less time navigating rules and regulations and more time running their businesses and growing our economy.”

Beginning today, entrepreneurs may call 1-833-799-7966 or e-mail to contact a navigator at Opportunities NB. This team will work with navigators identified within each government department to provide the most accurate and helpful response.

Read more here 


Election 2019 – Liberals Cling to Minority Government

Although a tight race, Canada’s 2019 federal election has ended with Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party holding on to a minority government. The Liberals have taken 157 seats in Monday’s election, 13 seats shy of the 170 needed for a majority. 

Nearly three-quarters of the Liberal caucus will hail from Ontario and Quebec, with Alberta and Saskatchewan having no members of parliament in the government.

The Liberals continue to hold 26 seats in Atlantic Canada but lost their domination of the region. In the 2015 election, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won all of Atlantic Canada’s 32 ridings, but this time lost four ridings to the Conservatives and one each to the NDP and the Green Party. Key Atlantic MPs not returning include Nick Whelan (St. John’s East) and Matt DeCourcey (Fredericton) who were defeated; and Rodger Cuzner (Cape Breton-Canso), Bill Casey (Cumberland-Colchester) and Mark Eyking (Sydney-Victoria) who retired.

For the first time in 40 years, the party that received the most votes – the Conservatives – did not also win the largest share of seats. While the Conservatives received 34% of the popular vote, the Liberals trailed closely behind with 33%.

With 121 Members of Parliament, the Conservatives now hold more seats than they did following the 2015 federal election. Conservative MP’s are, however, heavily concentrated in Saskatchewan, Alberta and rural Ontario. The party failed to make any gains in Quebec.

The Bloc Québécois also enjoyed a surge, ending the day with 32 seats - 22 more than in 2015; now making it the third party in the House of Commons.

The NDP lost 15 seats in this election, now holding just 24 ridings. Despite moving to fourth party status in the House of Commons, the NDP still retains enough seats to hold the balance of power in a Liberal minority government.

The Greens won three seats and for the first time won a seat in New Brunswick, with Jenica Atwin stealing the riding of Fredericton from Liberal incumbent Matt DeCourcey.

A full list of 2019 Atlantic Canada’s Members of Parliament includes here 

 Read more here (* denotes MP’s who were re-elected)


LearnSphere offers an Export Market Access Program with  E-Tools for Exporting funding  programs are open for applications.

See the revised guide here and for E-tools.  For more information Lauren Caines


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DID YOU KNOW one of the big benefits of membership with
 Food & Beverage Atlantic is the 25% savings on the cost of training plus a discount on special events?

Fill out a membership application today.

Join now and get the remaining of 2019 free.
Membership takes you to Jan 2021!

Questions? Call Leonie @ 506-857-4255



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  • Big Sky Ventures (Sea-Buckhorn)
  • Mrs. MacGregor's ShortBread
  • North Nova Seafoods
  • Maritime Madness
  • ACS Logistics
  • Dungeons Distillery
  • MCP Network
  • Triton Ocean Products
  • Shivani's
  • Oyster Kings
  • Kookie Kutter Bakery
  • Organigram
  • Acadian Seaplants 
  • Pecheries St-Paul
  • Les Brasseux dl’a côte 
  • Blue Roof Distillers
  • Purity Factories
  • Nutracelle
  • Sable Shortbread
  • Freeman Signature
  • Kado Promo
  • Adorable Chocolat
  • Clearwater Seafoods
  • I Food Equipment
  • Cornect Family Farm
  • FairTax
  • B. A. Richard Ltd.
  • Alliance Seafood Inc
  • Newfound Peorig Frozen Foods
  • Delectable Desserts Inc.
  • Gourmet Chef Packers Ltd.
  • Maritime Labels & Packaging 
  • The Kilted Chef (Alain Bosse Consulting Ltd)
  • Iron Berry/Frozen In Time
  • Coopérative Forestière Du Nord Ouest Ltée


Our Member to Member services program is built and ready for our members to use. If you would like to extend a special offer to other members of Food & Beverage Atlantic, please fill out the application on our website.  

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Office: +1 (506) 857-4255, Fax: 506-857-4257, Address: 36 Albert Street, Moncton, NB  E1C 1A9