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Atlantic Canada’s first food accelerator launches to support Prince Edward Island food businesses.  Food Island Partnership will unveil the new program, Food Propel, at an orientation session on September 11th, in Charlottetown PEI.
 
“The program will help companies that have strong motivation to grow to successfully capture new opportunities – such as expanding into new markets and launching new products.” said Bryan Inglis, CEO of Food Island Partnership.
 
Companies participating in Food Propel will benefit from a dedicated mentor team, workshops led by industry experts, market travel, and a cost shared growth fund to assist with strategic investments to grow their business.  Six Prince Edward Island food businesses will be selected to participate in the one-year program based on their fit with the program’s objectives.

Visit www.foodislandpei.ca to register for the orientation session.

ADDING VALUE TO CANADA’S FOOD ISLAND
 
Island-born Tyler Gallant cultivated innovative ideas as a chef at many fine restaurants over the years – including The Pearl, Mavor’s and Shaw’s in P.E.I. – when he decided to become an employer and “hand someone a pay cheque at the end of the week and say thank you.” He opened Gallant’s Shellfish & Seafood in Stanley Bridge in 2017. Read full article here

Photo credit: Natalie Toombs @nhdtphoto

A new annual food symposium is set to take place October 18th and 19th, 2018 in Charlottetown, the capital of Canada’s Food Island. “Forage Prince Edward Island will feature an inspiring day of thought-provoking panel discussions, cutting-edge industry seminars and a keynote from Chef Amanda Cohen, the leader of the vegetable-forward movement. The next day will feature an unforgettable Day in the Country at Chef Michael Smith’s property, the Inn at Bay Fortune, where attendees will be immersed in an epic afternoon wandering an interactive chefs paradise of farm, fire, flavours and friends.” Read full article here. 

Visit www.foodislandpei.ca to register for this event. 
Island Water Technologies (IWT) is currently looking for businesses within PEI in the food processing industry that have a need for a lagoon system upgrade that could serve as a potential candidate for the REGEN BAF project. 
 
IWT uses engineering expertise in wastewater treatment to develop and utilize product solutions, as well as provide consultation services for a variety of areas in wastewater treatment. One of IWT's products, REGEN has recently been used for enhancing lagoon treatment from high strength effluent at a blueberry processing facility. The REGEN unit we delivered on-site was installed and operational in 2 days. IWT chose a robust fixed film treatment process and demonstrated greater than 90% removal of BOD, COD and TSS during Summer operation. From the recent results of the REGEN demo unit, there is an opportunity for applications in both food processing or domestic wastewater lagoon systems.
 
If interested in working with IWT in the REGEN BAF project, feel free to contact Bryce (brycestewart@islandwatertech.com) or
Mike (mdeighan@islandwatertech.com) at Charlottetown office (902-894-1366).
 
     

Canada's Food Island Food Facts

Did you know?  In 2017, there was 11,749 tons of market produced blueberries grown on Prince Edward Island. 

Statistics Canada

Mary Berg Discovers Canada's Food Island
Forage Prince Edward Island
     

UPCOMING EVENTS

Food Day Canada
August 4th, 2018

Old Home Week
August 9th - 18th, 2018

Food Networking Session - Heather Travis
August 29th, 2018

Fall Flavours -10% off until September 1st
September 2018

Food Propel Orientation Session
September 11th, 2018

FDA Boot Camp - Exporting Food Products to the US
September 25th, 2018 - Moncton, NB

Food Allergen Prevention
October 16th, 2018

Forage Prince Edward Island
October 18th - 19th, 2018

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