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

Progressive. Collaborative. Transparent.

Welcome to Food and Beverage Canada - Aliments et boissons Canada - the national voice for Canadian food and beverage manufacturers.

We care about the success of Canada’s food and beverage businesses and the health and wellness of Canadians who enjoy nutritious and delicious food and drink made right here in Canada. As a leadership and advocacy organization we strive to support a strong business environment for our members and a robust food system for Canadians.

FBC-ABC Attends FPT Session in Quebec City

The annual conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Agriculture took place from July 17 to 19 in Quebec City. Key issues impacting Canada’s agriculture and food processing sectors, including trade and market access, labour and regulations were frontline concerns at this session with an agenda mirroring the priorities identified in the federal Agri-food …

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Minister Carr announces investment in Canadian food and beverage processing innovation

Ottawa – July 19, 2019 – Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment of up to $30 million in the Canadian Food Innovators Network (CFIN) to be led by Canadian Food Innovators. Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) …

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New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot Attracts Talent to Industry

  The Government of Canada’s commitment to launch a three year economic immigration pilot will assist in addressing current and forecasted labour shortages for food and beverage manufacturers. The pilot will focus on the meat processing sector by attracting and retaining workers through a pathway to permanent residents. A maximum of 2,750 principal applicants plus …

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National Approach to Standards and Targets Key to Successful Implementation of Canada’s Plastics Ban

Ottawa, June 17, 2019 – Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) acknowledges the Government of Canada’s leadership in announcing that it will ban harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021 and will work with provinces and territories to implement standards and reduction targets for companies that manufacture or use plastics. This …

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View the PrimeTime Politics interview with Kathleen Sullivan on June 10, 2019 to learn more about the Government of Canada’s ban on single-use plastics.

Interview with PrimeTime Politics, Peter Van Dusen, provides insight on the recent announcement and implications to Canadian food and beverage manufacturers.
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2019 Federal Budget Recognizes Labour, Competitiveness Issues as Key Priorities for Canadian Food & Beverage Business Success

Aliments et boissons Canada estimates that by 2025 food and beverage manufacturing businesses across Canada will have up to 100,000 unfilled positions.
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