CANADIAN LABELING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY LEGAL SUITES @ St. John’s, NL (Holiday Inn St. John's Conference Centre)
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – Sep 24 @ 4:30 pm



This is a special two day workshop on Canadian food labelling, focusing on labelling modernization. The program is suitable for all levels of experience, as it covers in detail the labelling features noted in the outline below. Emphasis, however, is on Canada’s broad new food labelling modernization plans. These include the already finalized new ingredient and nutrition labelling rules under the FDR, (Food and Drug Regulations), but also the new Front of Packaging, (FOP), nutrition symbols requirements which are likely to be finalized in fall of 2019. We are not finished yet! We will also look at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA), new proposed food labelling rules modernizing the FDR and the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations (SFCR). This includes changes to the following…

  • how the common name must be formatted and presented on a label
  • how the dealer name and address on consumer prepackaged food must be declared
  • new unified country of origin labeling rules
  • revised best before date and expiration date labelling
  • new rules on highlighting flavours in foods
  • new rules on quantitative declarations related to emphasized ingredients
  • more ingredient labelling changes on collective name
  • streamlining commodity specific labelling rules
  • enhanced legibility requirements, X and H heights of letters, what does this all mean
  • new rules on test markets
  • changes to standard container size rules

We can likely expect final regulations on CFIA’s newest proposed rules by mid 2020. Will you be ready? This workshop aims to assist with the transition to better understanding the many changes. We will aim to also provide an overview of the complex implementation periods, now proposed to stretch between immediately once rules are finalized through to 2022 and 2026. The workshop covers all basic Canadian food labelling requirements, (common name, net content, ingredients, allergens, nutrition labelling, dealer name and address, country of origin, date labelling, storage labelling, highlighting of ingredients and flavours, FOP, etc.). We will approach the labelling features from the perspective of comparing current and future labels. This is a new workshop, with new workshop exercises.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will not only be more familiar with Canadian food labelling requirements under the FDR and SFCR. Attendees will also better understand and be prepared to manage the transition to the many new and revised Canadian food labelling features.  

Please Note: A minimum number of participants are required to have any training courses and falling short of that will cause the event to be canceled. You will be notified and a refund will be issued.  Register early!

Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference @ Miami Beach Convention Center, Hall A
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

The 23rd annual Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference event is organized and sponsored by the Word Trade Center Miami, US Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.

The show delivers the best opportunity to showcase, explore and sample the largest selection of food and beverages from the Americas. The Americas Food & Beverage Show, and its networking events, are unique one-stop marketplaces designed to bring together all segments of the food and beverage industry to expand sales opportunities! Exhibiting companies can strengthen industry contacts by meeting more than 11,000 decision making buyers and over 450 exhibitors.

Ultimately the show provides a powerful platform to boost domestic and export sales by promoting its food and beverage products buyers from the Western Hemisphere, and beyond, that will be attending the show.

We hope you will join us at the 2019 show at the Miami Beach Convention Center on September 23-24.

Read more Here     Register now 

Conxemar- Seafood Exhibition
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all day

October 1-3 2019, Vigo Spain

Spain is undoubtedly the largest market for fish and seafood within the EU. Imports from Canada has increased since 2014 at a compound growth rate of 25% for Spain and 28% for Portugal.  The Conxemar Seafood Expo serves at the meeting place for the entire processing branch, distributors, importers and exporters of frozen seafood products. Since their first show in 1999, it has grown in visitors and exhibitors at a steady pace. It is the most important Fish & Seafood tradeshow in Southern Europe, with significant international presence and dozens of national pavilions.

Two Options Available

$750 for a Walker Company

  • A Walker Company will find value in participating in the mission because of the minimum of three B2B meetings that will be arranged for the company via the in-market consultant.
  • They will have use of the meeting room in the Canadian Pavilion
  • Networking opportunities with possible buyers as well as other Canadian companies participating in the mission
  • Opportunity to meet the Trade Commissioner who makes himself available at the Canadian Pavilion for the duration of the show.

$1500 for an Exhibitor Company

  • An exhibitor company will find value in participating in the mission because of the minimum of eight B2B meetings arranged by the in-market consultant.
  • They will have a dedicated space in the Canadian Pavilion where their logo, company information and products can be displayed, producing an ideal environment for conversations with visitors.
  • Networking opportunities with Conxemar delegates as well as other Canadian companies participating in the mission.
  • One-on-one time with the Trade Commissioner who makes himself available at the Canadian pavilion for the duration of the show.

Deadline to register is Monday, July 1

Food Safety Considerations in New Product Development @ Truro Holiday Inn
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This food safety course provided by BioFoodTech covers all aspects of food safety considerations in New Product Development. This course has been updated for Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Instructors: Ebo Budu-Amoka, Ph.D., Senior Microbiologist & Jim Landrigan, P.Eng., M.B.A., Technical Advisor

Topics Covered

1) Introduction 

2) Overview of Food Product Development Process

3) Review of and Control of Food Safety Hazards 

4) Food Safety Considerations at Key Product Development Steps

5) GFSI Requirements for Product Development 

For More Information click here.


Please Note: A minimum number of participants are required to have any training courses and failing short of that will cause the event to be canceled. You will be notified and a refund will be issued. Register early!

Forage 2019 @ Murchison Centre (Oct 17); Inn at Bay Fortune (Oct 18)
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all day

Forage, Atlantic Canada’s premiere food tourism summit and experiential event, returns to Canada’s Food Island October 17-18, 2019 with a jam packed schedule of speakers, interactive workshops, and culinary celebrations geared towards chefs, farmers, fishers, food producers, and other food industry stakeholders.

Register before October 1, 2019 and SAVE!