Food Processing Industry Roundtable
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The food processing industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in Canada, providing employment for 290,000 Canadians and producing shipments worth $117.8 billion in 2019. It accounts for 17% 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 about 40% of the Canadian agricultural production and sells over 70% 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 2021.
Executive Steering Committee Members
- Daniel Vielfaure – Bonduelle Americas
- Annette Gibbons – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Sylvie Cloutier – Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec
- Irving Teper – Concord Premium Meats
- Mark Pickard – InfraReady Products (1998) Limited
- John Nishidate – Grand Hale Marine Products
- Dominique Benoit – Agropur
- 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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