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.

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Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


This HACCP training course conducted by Bio| Food| Tech is a comprehensive two day course covering all aspects of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) as it relates to all sectors of food processing. The purpose of this workshop is to assist microbrewers, inspectors and interested persons in understanding the food safety and quality control aspects related to the microbrewing process to make beer and other fermented products.

Topics Covered

1) Good Manufacturing Practices
2) Process Hygiene Control in Beer-Production and Dispensing
3) Introduction to HACCP

4) Hazards
5) HACCP Plan


Ebo Budu-Amoaka, Ph.D., Senior Microbiologist

Jim Landrigan, P.Eng., M.B.A, Technical Advisor


For More Information Click HERE

HACCP & Implementation of Good Manufacturing and Quality Control for Micro-Breweries, Moncton, NB @ TBD
Sep 25 @ 3:34 pm – Sep 27 @ 4:34 pm

More information to come.  Stay tuned!

Food Safety for Processors of Mulluscan Shellfish, Moncton, NB @ TBD
Sep 30 all day

More information to come.  Stay tuned!