Food News, October 2018

  From the Oct 15, 2018 Issue of Food News
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Alberta's Agricultural Processing Industry Directory
  • The Directory has been developed for use by the business community, government agencies, and other interested parties in Alberta, Canada, and internationally.
  • We continue to strive to ensure that the information provided is accurate and that the directory only lists active players in Alberta’s processing industry. To ensure your company’s entry is current, please go to the online directory, check your company posting, and contact to confirm.
Agri-Food Products and Services Export Catalog
  • The catalogue profiles Alberta products available for export. Companies can apply to be listed along with a product photo and company logo. Recruitment is starting for the 2019 Catalogue. Companies currently listed can fill out a renewal form. Companies applying for a new listing can fill out the application package and send a product image and company logo.
Download renewal form.
Download application form. Events
Food Innovation – Thriving in a Changing World
November 1, 2018 – Leduc, AB
  • This free workshop hosted by Alberta Innovates with planning support from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Alberta Food Processors Association is designed to help advance growth in Alberta’s food manufacturing industry. Alberta’s food processing industry, researchers, and stakeholders that support the growth of Alberta's ingredient, food, beverage, and natural health product manufacturing industry are invited to attend. This event is an ideal networking opportunity to make connections, build relationships, and develop new partnerships, obtain current information that can support innovation in your company and find out about funding programs. There are a limited number of spots available. To attend, please contact who will provide you with the agenda, Eventbrite link and password to register.
Getting into Local Foods
November 6, 2018 - Castor, AB
  • This one-day workshop is for producers who are new to selling food through farmers’ markets or other direct to consumer methods. You will learn about the regulations that apply to your business, available services and market options for selling food direct to consumers. Hear first hand from an Alberta producer that has provided good quality and safe products that consumers enjoy and seek out to purchase.
  • Cost is $23.75 plus GST. Register by October 30 at For more information, call Rodger Cole at 403-446-0446.
Essentials of Selling Local
November 8, 2018 - Sedgewick, AB
  • This one-day workshop is for people interested in learning more about selling products direct to consumers and potentially transitioning into retail sales. Join us to understand pricing options, labelling requirements, how to assess your fit in the retail market and discover customer engagement tactics. Cost is $10 plus GST. Register by October 31 at For more information call Jenalee Waring at 780-384-4152 or visit Eventbrite webpage.
Regulatory Updates
  • Three months until your food business may need a CFIA Licence!
  • In three months food businesses may need a license to import, export or send food across provincial and territorial borders. They may also need a preventive control plan and traceability records.
  • Find out what requirements will apply to your business when the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations come into force on January 15, 2019. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has interactive tools and timelines to help you.
  • Sign up for My CFIA now so you can apply for the license when it becomes available: To learn more about the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations, visit
Ban on Partially Hydrogenated Oils Food Processing Development Centre and Plant Proteins
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This information published to the web on November 5, 2018.