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Celebrating 25 years of supporting the food & beverage industry

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 |

It is an exciting time for the food and beverage industry. We are the largest industry in Manitoba, employing over 14,000 Manitobans and producing over $4.5 Billion of finished products each year. Manitoba’s food and beverage industry is the leader more…

Applications still being accepted for Ag Action Manitoba program support

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 |

The Ag Action Manitoba program supports the growth and sustainability of the agri-processing sector.   Eligible agri-processors, including agri-food processors, agri-product processors, and abattoirs, may be eligible to apply to the following Ag Action Manitoba program activities:   Assurance: supports more…

Enabling Accessibility Fund Is Accepting Applications Until July 26, 2018

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 |

  The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) provides funding for eligible capital projects that increase accessibility for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces, creating more opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in community activities, programs and services, or more…

Red River Co-op adds three rural food stores

Monday, June 18th, 2018 |

  Winnipeg, Manitoba – Red River Co-op has agreed to lease three of the Marketplace food stores from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) in the Manitoban communities of Lorette, Stonewall and Selkirk.   The dates that the stores will open under more…

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations now published

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 |

Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations were published in Canada Gazette, Part II (CGII).   The Safe Food for more…

Food & Beverage Canada hires first CEO

Monday, June 11th, 2018 |

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. more…

Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) guidance, fact sheet and documentation now available

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 |

On May 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG) on food facility registration as well as additional information on the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP).   Small Entity Compliance Guide The more…

Manitoba Access Awareness Week (MAAW), June 10 to 16, 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 |

“Open for Everyone” Accessibility Symposium – June 12th The Disabilities Issues Office (DIO) and the MAAW Steering Committee are celebrating Manitoba Access Awareness Week with a free learning event on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 8:30 am to Noon at the more…

Governments highlight funded activities for Manitoba agri-processors under Canadian agricultural partnership

Monday, June 4th, 2018 |

Manitoba’s agri-processors are now able to access funding for activities under the Ag Action Manitoba program as the Canadian Agricultural Partnership continues to be implemented, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.   “The more…

Restricting the Marketing of Unhealthy Foods to Children

Thursday, May 10th, 2018 | Industry

On May 8, 2018, Health Canada published an update on its proposed direction for the development of regulations to restrict the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to children. This update reflects policy development since receiving feedback from the 75-day more…