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The Canadian Craft Brewers Association

CCBA Strives for Inclusion & Anti-Discrimination in Craft Beer

The Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Committee is a committee of the CCBA devoted to reducing discrimination against Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQ, Women, Asian Canadians, Disabled and other marginalized or discriminated-against persons. The committee was formed in the spring of 2020 in response...

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CCBA Announces “Seal Deal”

To recognize the financial challenges facing craft breweries in today's environment, the cost to license the Independent Craft Seal of AuthenticityTM has been reduced by 50%. Also, new licensees will get the first 6 months free, while existing licensees will get an automatic 6 month deferral in...

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Traceability Update from CFIA – April 7, 2020

On March 25th the CCBA petitioned the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to delay the deadline for the implementation of the traceability standards imposed as part of the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The letter to Dr. Siddika Mithani, President of the CFIA, can be seen here. On...

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Provincial Cross-Border Beer Sales

The first line in the federal Importation of Intoxicating Liquors Act states that no person shall, from within Canada or outside Canada, import, send, take or transport into any province any intoxicating liquor except such as has been purchased by or on behalf of the executive government of the...

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World Beer Cup

The World Beer Cup® is a biennial competition in which breweries from around the world compete for gold, silver, and bronze awards across 101 beer style categories. The competition is organized by the Brewers Association, the trade group representing America’s small and independent craft brewers....

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New Beer Traceability Standards

The new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), require that certain food businesses track the movement of their food in the supply chain, forward to the immediate customer and back to the immediate supplier. These requirements apply to a...

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