Food Processing Industry Roundtable
The food processing industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in Canada, providing employment for a quarter of a million Canadians and producing shipments worth $112.4 billion in 2016. It accounts for 18% of total manufacturing shipments and 2% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The food processing industry is an integral part of the Canadian food supply chain as it purchases 38% of the Canadian agricultural production and sells over 60% of its output to Canadian retailers and foodservice providers.
- understand the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as well as the state of the business environment in Canada
- develop industry-government actions to improve the competitiveness, profitability and growth of the industry
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The next Roundtable meeting will take place in fall 2017.
Meeting summary – Record of Decision
Executive Steering Committee Members
- Daniel Vielfaure – Bonduelle Americas
- Nada Semaan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Sylvie Cloutier – Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec
- Jim Thorne – Griffith Foods Limited
- Joe Makowecki – Heritage Frozen Foods
- Doug Alexander – Ippolito Fruit and Produce
- John Kelly – Food to Market Incorporated
- Rory McAlpine – Maple Leaf Foods
- Mark Pickard – InfraReady Products (1998) Limited
- Mike Duffy – North Nova Seafoods Limited
- Marco Valicenti - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Sylvie Millette LeDuc – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Warren Gould – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Anne Kennedy - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Joann Perron – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Ron Gerold – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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