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 $109.3 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 spring 2019.
Meeting summary – Record of Decision
Executive Steering Committee Members
- Daniel Vielfaure – Bonduelle Americas
- Frédéric Seppey (interim) – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Sylvie Cloutier – Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec
- Joe Makowecki – Heritage Frozen Foods
- Doug Alexander – Ippolito Fruit and Produce
- Irving Teper – Concord Premium Meats
- Rory McAlpine – Maple Leaf Foods
- Mark Pickard – InfraReady Products (1998) Limited
- John Nishidate – Grande Hale Marine Products
- Marco Valicenti - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Sylvie Millette LeDuc – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Joann Perron – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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