Advocating for
food and beverage
manufacturing businesses
located in urban and rural
communities across Canada.

Michael Burrows, Co-Chair, FBC-ABC & CEO, Maple Lodge Farms

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Federal & Provincial Leaders Urged to Protect Food Supply

Ottawa & Toronto, April 21, 2021 Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) and Food and Beverage Ontario encourage Prime Minister Trudeau and Ontario Premier Doug Ford to urgently safeguard Canada’s food supply. “Since the start of COVID-19, the majority of Ontario’s 100,000+ front-line food processing workers have continued to work on-site …

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National Workforce and Recovery Plan

April 8, 2021 (OTTAWA) – The Food and Beverage Manufacturing National Workforce and Recovery Action Plan released today details the critical situation faced by one of Canada’s most important industries and outlines what is needed to strengthen innovation in the sector and address a growing skilled trades deficit. Found in every province and region, the …

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Responding to the Standing Committee’s Study on Processing Capacity

Food and Beverage Canada and association members have submitted comments to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food’s assessment of processing capacity in Canada. Recommendations that will safeguard food supply have been made.
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Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers Commit to Food and Beverage Manufacturing Industry Priorities

FPT agricultural meeting recognizes labour challenges and retailer imposed fees as threats to Canada’s food supply. FBC-ABC, the food and beverage manufacturing industry’s non-profit advocacy association, was pleased to see the industry priorities of workforce development, frontline workers, and a grocery code of conduct recognized by federal, provincial and territorial ministers at the recent FPT …

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Canada’s Processing Sector Featured at Conference of Agriculture Ministers

Yesterday, FBC-ABC Co-Chair Daniel Vielfaure, Deputy CEO, Bonduelle Group & CEO, Bonduelle Americas, represented Canada’s food and beverage processing sector at an industry roundtable with federal-provincial-territorial Agriculture and Food Ministers. Daniel highlighted that food and beverage manufacturing is as a critical component of Canada’s food supply chain, noting that the industry has experience a series …

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Canadian Grocery Code on FPT Agenda

FBC-ABC joins agriculture and food groups from across the country in calling for a Grocery Code of Conduct.  The attached paper lays out the case for greater discipline across Canada’s food supply chain.  Did you know: Just five large companies control over 80% of Canada’s grocery market. Over 80% of new products introduced for retail …

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Canadian Grocery Code of Conduct

FBC-ABC with food and beverage manufacturing industry associations across Canada are appealing to provincial ministers to raise the serious issue of a much needed Canadian Grocery Code of Conduct at the next FPT Agriculture Ministers’ meeting. Read more here: British Columbia Alberta Manitoba Ontario Québec New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Labrador
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Throne Speech Light Fails to Set Path for Economic Recovery

The Federal Government’s Throne Speech delivered by Governor General Julie Payette on September 23rd provided insight on Prime Minister Trudeau’s priorities for COVID-19 recovery. While focused on many important health and social policy priorities, it is decidedly light on industrial policy or economic stimulus.
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Pre – Budget Submission: Pathways to Economic Recovery for Canadian Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers are at the center of Canada’s food supply. F&B is the largest manufacturing sector in Canada. Few Canadian agriculture products make it to Canada’s grocery shelves without first being transformed by one of this sector’s 7,000+ companies. Read the recommendations in our pre-budget submission to the federal government here.
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Arbitrary Fees Imposed by Large Grocery Retailers Will Cost Canadian Consumers and Impact Canada’s Food Security

(Ottawa) August 6th, 2020 – The latest round of fees introduced by large grocery retailers on their suppliers has attracted coverage in the news media over the past week
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