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From award winning beverages, to our world famous wild blueberries and apples, to fresh and healthy vegetables and quality value-added speciality products, it's easy to bring a taste of the Maritimes to your province or country. Nova Scotia, Canada is a small place that delivers on big taste. The industry we serve are experts at their craft and because great things can happen in small places, we're proud to share Nova Scotia food and beverage products with the world.

Explore our featured products under four categories - Vegetables, Plant-Based Products and Nutritional Supplements, Fruit and Berries, Beverages and Meat, Dairy and Value-Added Products.

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Vegetables, Plant-Based Products, and Nutritional Supplements

Nova Scotia boasts a diverse agricultural landscape, perfect for cultivating a wide array of quality vegetables. Our coastal climate, clean water, and rich soil contribute to the success of our farms, which have a long-standing tradition of employing best practices to resulting in premium produce. Utilizing sustainable methods such as crop rotation and greenhouse cultivation, our farmers maintain the freshness, health, and safety of their crops while adhering to strict quality control and Canadian food safety standards. This commitment to excellence extends to our export practices, where fresh, frozen, and processed vegetables are shipped globally, supported by research and modern technologies that enhance both quality and sustainability.

Additionally, Nova Scotia is a hub for innovative plant-based products and nutritional supplements that cater to diverse dietary needs. We have several leading nutritional and dietary supplement companies, including the largest supplier for Omega-3 products in the global food and beverage industry. Our food processing industry caters to niche dietary markets, offering options such as gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, halal, and kosher-friendly products.

Asparagus tied with twine


Import fresh asparagus from May to July. Loaded with nutrients, enjoy its sweet, nutty flavour prepared in many ways.

Bundles of different colour beans

Beans and Legumes

Fresh market flavourful green and yellow beans are harvested from July to September. Raw or cooked beans are an excellent source of vitamins, fibre, and healthy carbohydrates. Choices of dried legumes are also sold for use in baking. 

Beets with leaves and roots


Beets are available fresh from July to February. Enjoy them boiled, baked, pickled, and cooked in many other ways. Beets are a great source of folacin, vitamin C, and potassium.

Broccoli plant


Nova Scotia quality broccoli is well suited to our climate. It contains twice as much vitamin C as an orange. Fresh broccoli is available for export year round either iced, iceless or shrink wrapped. 

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are green, leafy vegetables that look like small cabbages. They are well-suited to Nova Scotia’s climate and make a healthy pairing with many meals. Brussels sprouts are nutritious and high in vitamin C. Import them fresh and for processing from September to December.

Cabbage in the ground


Cabbages are loaded with nutrients. Crops have grown on Nova Scotian farms for hundreds of years. Cabbage is an important fresh market crop, with varieties including red, green, and napa. Nova Scotia has a long history of processing cabbage into slaws. Fried, braised, boiled, stir-fried, or raw, there are so many ways to enjoy cabbage. They are available 11 months of the year. 

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Bundles of carrots


Carrots are a great source of vitamin A and other nutrients. Nova Scotia carrots are available fresh and frozen for export. They come in a variety of cuts, packaging options, and volumes to meet your business needs. 

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Heads of cauliflower


Cauliflower is well-suited to Nova Scotia’s climate and is important to our fresh market. Eat it fresh, cooked, or use it as a base for special flour and protein powders. Import fresh cauliflower from July to November. Our farmers grow many different types of cauliflower.

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Ears of husked corn


Sweet corn from Nova Scotia is a healthy and delicious staple with many uses. Eat it fresh or process it to make other products like flour, syrup, or starch. Our farmers also use corn in silos or animal feed.

Cucumbers on the vine


Cucumbers are a great addition to a healthy diet. Nova Scotia farmers grow and export many field and greenhouse cucumbers year-round. 

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Pile of flax seeds

Flax and Flour

Milled and sifted, flax and flour products are the perfect ingredients to enhance the quality of homemade goods. Flax offers low-carb, high fibre, and essential omega-3 fatty acids. Nova Scotia exports an assortment of well-established healthy flax and flour products.

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A head of garlic with a few clove off to the side


Garlic is a common ingredient used in cuisines across the globe. Its strong flavour enhances many types of dishes. Nova Scotia flavourful, healthy garlic is available from August to October. 

Table full of hemp products


Hemp is not just a plant. It is versatile and has vital nutrients like magnesium, fibre, zinc, and iron. Dating back to 1606, Nova Scotia has a long history of hemp farming. Using modern facilities, Nova Scotia's hemp producers create seed oil, flour, and protein powder.

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Bushel of Kale


Nova Scotia kale is a hardy and healthy vegetable available fresh from July to November. It is a dark leafy green that can be eaten raw. It is common in salads, smoothies or cooked and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. 

Leek field with two leaks picked from the earth


Leeks are a great source of vitamin C, iron, and fibre. They can be prepared in many ways, with the stock being used most often. Import fresh leeks from September to December.

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Fresh lettuce is most often used in salads, served as a healthy side with many dishes. Nova Scotian lettuce comes in many types such as iceberg, romaine, green and red leaf, and mixes.

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Plate of mixed vegetables

Mixed Vegetables

Sometimes you can’t choose just one. Import nutritious mixed vegetables and use them in salads, stir-fries, soups, smoothies, and more.  

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Nutritional Supplements

Nova Scotia's leading nutritional and dietary supplements are rich in vitamins, supplements, omega-3s, and probiotics. Other health products include gels, upcycled flavoured powder, liquids, and other supplement forms. Nova Scotian companies export a variety of sustainable products worldwide.  

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Pile of onions


Nova Scotia grows a selection of flavourful, nutritious onions. They are used to enhance the flavours of many foods. Enjoy a selection of onions year-round, with popular choices of yellow or Spanish. Onions are processed in many ways, including diced and onion rings.

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Peppers hanging from the plant


Nova Scotia produces a range of nutrient-rich peppers for export. Import field-grown sweet peppers from August to October. Greenhouse-grown sweet peppers and hot pepper are also exported from March to November.

Pile of potatoes


Nova Scotian potatoes contain many healthy vitamins. Potatoes have been cultivated in the province for almost 400 years. They are exported fresh or processed as frozen, chipped, dehydrated, and other forms year-round.

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Pumpkin patch


Pumpkin is nutritious and linked to many health benefits. They are delicious in pies and other desserts.  Nova Scotia also exports a variety of pumpkin seeds for planting in wholesale and bulk packages. 

Soy products on a table including soy milk, tofu, and soy beans


Soy is among the best sources of all-natural plant-based proteins.  Nova Scotia proudly grows thousands of acres of soybeans, with the bulk being exported, raw or whole. Soy is often used in vegan, vegetarian and healthy dishes. Nutritious artisan style tofu products are also available. 

Spinach field


Spinach is a healthy, leafy green that is grown fresh from May to October. Our farmers grow a selection of spinach types such as savoy, semi-savoy, and flat. Spinach is a healthy way to add value to many foods, including salads, soups, and dips.

A pile of different varieties squash


Healthy Nova Scotian squash is a fall favourite. Butternut, Buttercup, and Spaghetti squash are just some of the different options. Our farmers grow squash in the summer and winter. We export summer squash from July to September and winter squash is available from August to March.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Highly nutritious, sweet potatoes are delicious and a great source of fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Sweet potatoes are usually orange and can be eaten boiled, baked, steamed, or fried. Nova Scotia exports the popular Covington and Radiance varieties. 

Tomatoes on the vine


Tomatoes have vast health properties and a juicy and vibrant flavour. Our greenhouses allow for an extended growing season. Choose from many varieties including Beefsteak, Roma, and eat Cherry and Grape tomatoes in just one bite. Tomatoes make excellent sauces, soups, and taste great on their own. 

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Pile of turnips

Turnip and Rutabaga

Turnips and rutabagas are healthy root vegetables. Import them in many forms including sliced and bulk orders. Nova Scotia exports fresh turnip from September to October and rutabaga year-round.

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Wheat field


Nova Scotia quality winter wheat is the most popular grain grown in the province. It is commonly used for all-purpose, pastry, and cake flours.

Green and yellow Zucchinis


Nova Scotia farmers grow an array of zucchinis for export.  Zucchini is fat- and cholesterol-free and low in sodium. It is rich in manganese and vitamin C. Zucchini is very versatile and makes great baked products, gluten-free pasta, and many other dishes. 

Fruit and Berries

Import our fresh, frozen, and organic fruit to eat on their own or enrich the flavours of other products. Modern farming fused with our rich history keeps our fruit safe and sustainable. Wild blueberries are our largest fruit crop. The town of Oxford, Nova Scotia is the wild blueberry capital of Canada.

Apples are a sweet, diverse fruit and our second largest crop. Home to the oldest apple orchards in Canada, the Annapolis Valley’s apples have been growing for close to 400 years. Eat them fresh on their own or you can choose the best flavours for ciders, pies, and more.

You can import many other fruits from Nova Scotia. Strawberries are refreshing and sweet and we also export strawberry nursery plants. Add a healthy splash of flavour with the rich, tart taste of cranberries. Straight from the vineyards, our premium grapes are world-famous and make excellent wines. High bush blueberries, Haskap berries, and raspberries are also cultivated and rich in health properties.

Baskets full of apples


The first apple orchards took root in Nova Scotia almost 400 years ago. They are well-suited to our ideal climate and fertile land. Although time and technology have changed, our love for apples remains. They are healthy, delicious, and remain a classic part of our cuisine.

Nova Scotia is home to the largest grower-owned apple storage and packing facility in Eastern Canada.  We grow 17 unique types such as: Honeycrisp, SweeTango and Ambrosia. Import our apples fresh or enhance other products with their sweetness. From juice, cider, pies, tarts, and sauces, apples are a Nova Scotian staple.  

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Single blackberry hanging from a branch


Nova Scotian blackberries are sweet, tasty, and a great source of fibre. We export them fresh from July to September. Freeze them, turn them into baked goods, simple syrups, or add value to other products year-round.

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Freshly cut cantaloupe with exposed seeds


Cantaloupes are a juicy, tasty melon. High in vitamins A and C, they are harvested fresh for export in August and September. 

Cranberries in a bowl


Cranberries are a tart, red berry. They are native to the wetlands of North America and were first commercially sold in the province in 1870. Nova Scotian cranberries are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. They are exported around the world either frozen, fresh, as juice, dried fruit, or preserves.

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Close up of ripe blueberries on a bush.

Cultivated Blueberries

Like wild blueberries, high bush blueberries have high levels of anthocyanins. These blueberries act as antioxidants and have many health benefits. Import them fresh from August to October.

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Juicy green grapes on a vine


Grapes can be exported fresh, but their main use is to make premium Nova Scotian wines. We have used grapes for wine production in our province for hundreds of years. Over the past few decades, our vineyards have grown rapidly in size and number. Today, there are over 70 different kinds of grapes planted in Nova Scotia. 

Bowl of haskap berries on a wooden table

Haskap Berries

Haskap berries are a new crop in Nova Scotia. Their name comes from an ancient Japanese term meaning “berry of long life and good vision”. They are a juicy, sweet, tart berry with a thin blue skin. Haskap berries are excellent in juices, jams, dried. Their flavours add a great twist to ciders and distilled products.

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Raspberries have a vibrant, delightful flavour. They are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and fibre. Nova Scotian raspberries are shipped fresh from July to September. You can also enjoy them frozen or in other forms like jams year-round.

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Strawberry basket with field behind


Our warm days and cool nights make Nova Scotia’s climate perfect for growing vibrant, fresh strawberries. Eat them fresh or add a healthy splash of flavour to other dishes. Strawberries are exported frozen and fresh from June to October. Freeze them for up to a year or use them for jams, smoothies, and more. Our nursery plant industry grows and ships strawberry plants across North America.

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Wild Blueberries

Wild blueberries are Nova Scotia’s provincial berry. Wild blueberries are juicy, sweet, and high in anthocyanins. They are our largest fruit crop with over 1,000 producers on 40,000 acres of land. Wild blueberries thrive in our climate, cannot be planted, and have grown in North America for thousands of years. Our wild blueberry harvest lasts from August to September. Wild blueberries are mainly exported frozen. They are delicious on their own and also used as ingredients in other food and beverage products.

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Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic Beverages

Nova Scotia’s non-alcoholic beverage sector is diverse and modern. We have exported non-alcoholic beverages for decades with established, well-known brands. With demand increasing around the world, many new companies are bringing new ideas to the export market. Our clean water and pristine natural environment keep our drinks fresh and delicious. Coffee, sparkling water, fermented beverages, and liquid supplements are just some of the products we offer. Our natural and healthy fruits and berries often influence our juices and soft drinks.

Nova Scotia is home to award-winning distilleries, wineries, craft cideries, and breweries. In the past two decades, our alcohol craft beverage industry has grown greatly. Choose from a wide range of beers, ciders, wines, spirits, and more. We take pride in creating drinks with Maritime flavours and influences.

Whether you’re looking for retail-ready, wholesale, private label, or small niche offerings, Nova Scotia has something for you. Our quality beverages are made with passion and care to create trusted, safe, and authentic products.

Glass of Beer


The Nova Scotia craft brewing industry is diverse and uses local ingredients to make world-class beer. Each brew tells a unique story from every corner of the province. Quality craftsmanship, loyalty and passion create one-of-a-kind and flavourful beer.

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Glass of Sparkling Juice with ice

Carbonated/Sparkling Juice

Sparkling water adds a twist to our delicious fruit juices. Our local ingredients mixed with carbonated water from natural springs creates a delicious, vibrant flavour. 

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Sparkling water being poured into a glass

Carbonated/Sparkling Water

A little fizz goes a long way. Sparkling water is a bubbly way to quench your thirst. We have many different flavours that always come from safe, natural sources.

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A flight of different cider


Nova Scotia is home to Canada's first and oldest apple orchards. Paying tribute to our 400-year history, Nova Scotia has seen an increase in craft cideries. Nova Scotian ciders are not just made from apples but are also blended with quality local fruit.

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Coffee Beans


Nova Scotia is home to Canada’s first fair trade and organic coffee roaster. Our established, respected coffee operations offer some of the best coffee in the world. Choose from many products, including sustainably sourced, carefully roasted beans. Many special blends are exported year-round for wholesale and retail.

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Glass of Gin with Lemon and Mint


Whether it is classic or flavoured with local fruits, berries and herbs, Nova Scotia's gin is world-famous. Our distilleries have won gold medals in many esteemed global spirit contests.

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Glass of blueberry juice with blueberries in the background


Canadians drink more fruit juice than any other nation. Many of our juices come from our assortment of fruit crops from local farms. We export healthy juices from fruits like blueberries, cranberries, apples, and more. Our high-quality juices are in demand all around the world.

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Glass of Kombucha of a table full of ingredients


Kombucha is a popular, fizzy drink made from fermented tea. It has a unique, sweet, and sour flavour. Our kombucha is carefully sourced to create a refreshing blend with many health benefits. We export kombucha around the world so you can enjoy it year-round.

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Glass of liqueur with orange peel inside


Liqueurs are sweet and flavoured with distilled liquor, with lower alcohol content than classic spirits. A base spirit is often combined with ample fruits, berries and herbs that are ready for use. Nova Scotia's various liqueurs give endless drink fusions.

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Glass bottles in ice

Ready to Drink

Nova Scotia is just one area of North America where the ready-made cocktail segment has exploded in demand. Creative and passionate companies are using local fruits and berries to create crisp, clean flavours. Try our ready-made cocktails and enjoy them in cans or bottles year-round.

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Bottles of whiskey on wood pedestals


From pirates to rum running, Nova Scotia’s history with rum dates back over a hundred years. Our wide range of hand-crafted, world-class rums are gaining global respect.

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Soft Drinks

Import soft drinks from Nova Scotia year-round. We produce a wide range of quality flavour soft drinks to enjoy. We export soft drinks made by well-established brands as well as local craft sodas. 

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Tea from red kettle being poured into clear glass


Our tea comes in many delightful blends. Teas have a wide range of flavours and caffeine content, ranging from black teas with high caffeine to caffeine-free herbal teas. Nova Scotia creates tea from small batch blending techniques with quality ingredients. 

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Shots of vodka with ice on table


Abundant local ingredients are key to the success of Nova Scotia's hand-crafted and award-winning vodkas.

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Glass of water


Canada is home to many safe, natural sources of spring water. Bottled right at the source, you can import water from Nova Scotia in many product forms. 

Shots of whiskey on a black background


Nova Scotia's strong Scottish heritage impacts the assortment of premium whisky styles produced in our province. This list includes the first single malt whisky in North America!

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Glass of wine


The Atlantic Ocean plays a key role in Nova Scotia’s wine production. Our vineyards are never more than 20 kilometres from the coast, creating unique wine-growing conditions. Our coastal breezes and cooler climate created Tidal Bay wines, Nova Scotia’s first appellation. It is a crisp white that pairs perfectly with our famous seafood. Nova Scotia has a diverse array of wines for import. These include red, rosé, and fruit wines such as wild blueberry and dessert ice wines. Our traditional method sparkling wines have gained a global prestige for their unique acidic qualities.  

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Meat, Dairy, Value-Added, and Specialty Products

Nova Scotia proudly offers a diverse selection of meat and dairy products ready for export, showcasing the region's commitment to quality. Indulge in an assortment of Nova Scotia's finest meat offerings, including poultry, beef, lamb, and pork, as well as the distinctive spiced donair meat, which will add a unique staple to your region. Experience a variety of hand-made cheeses crafted from fine, fresh quality milk.

Nova Scotia's value-added food products exemplify the essence of the region, reflecting modernity and sustainability in every bite. Explore our range of offerings, meticulously crafted with an emphasis on quality and environmental consciousness. Renowned for value-added components, Nova Scotia hosts one of Canada's largest pie producers, ensuring a taste of tradition in every slice. Influenced by local ingredients, our exports extend to delightful snacks, from specialty chocolates to maple syrups and preserves. Elevate your culinary creations with our selection of flavourful spices, sauces, and condiments, each inspired by Nova Scotia's rich culinary heritage.

Pies on a counter

Baked Goods

Celebrate any occasion with delicious baked goods made with love by our bakers. We export a range of baked goods from cakes, pies, breads, and more. Let our fresh ingredients transport your taste buds to Canada’s East Coast.

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Different types of cheese stacked together


We use traditional, European processes to create a wide range of cheeses ready for export possibilities in wholesale, retail and food service distribution. Nova Scotia has a variety of cheeses available to import. These include feta, ricotta, gouda, parmesan, havarti, blue cheese, organic cheddar, and many more. 

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Spoonfuls of different spices

Condiments, Sauces, Spices, Herbs and Seasonings

Inspired by local and global cuisine, Nova Scotia proudly exports hand-crafted infusions using the finest ingredients. Enhance any dish using quality condiments, sauces, salsas, spices, herbs and seasonings, ready year-round.

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Spoonful of honey


From flower to table, Nova Scotian honey is sweet, golden, delicious, and pure. Honey has healing properties and makes a great substitute for sugar. Our bees not only create this sweet nectar but also play an essential role to pollinate our province’s fruit.

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Jams in mason jars on a shelf

Jams and Jellies

Nova Scotia's jams and jellies are part of a long-standing tradition. They are always fresh and made with the best fruits and berries. Made in small batches, we export premium quality shelf-stable jams, jellies and spreads around the world. 

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Maple syrup in a jar


Import a Canadian classic to your part of the world. Tapped from the sugar woods of Nova Scotia, our maple syrup is hand-crafted and world renowned. Pure maple syrup is a vegan and healthy substitute for processed sugar. We export maple-infused products globally in an assortment of product forms.

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A cutting board full of raw meat

Meat Products

Premium Nova Scotia beef, pork, lamb and goat are available in a variety of cuts and packaging options. Enjoy fresh, wholesome, delicious chicken and turkey products that are shipped across Canada. We have a broad variety of processed meat flavours and options including cooked and pickled products available for import. Donair meat is a local favourite, made with a unique spice blend. 

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Chocolate Nut treats wrapped in a bow


Hand crafted chocolates, frozen appetizers and healthy granola bars are just a few wonderful snacks ready for import. Made in modern facilities, Nova Scotia's popular and growing snack industry has something for all. 

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