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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Food and Beverage Canada welcomes commitment from the FPT Ministers of Agriculture to a Canadian Food Industry Code of Practice

July 16, 2021 – Ottawa: Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) echoes the Canadian Food Industry Alliance in welcoming yesterday’s announcement by Canada’s Federal, Provincial, and Territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture to support an industry-developed code of practice for Canada’s food industry. Inspired by the FPT Ministers’ November 2020 request for industry collaboration and leadership in …

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FBC-ABC welcomes the House Citizenship and Immigration Committee’s report on Labour Market Impact Assessment under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

On June 22, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration released a report entitled “Immigration Programs to Meet Labour Market Needs”. The report was a result of a months long study of Labour Market Impact Assessment under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. FBC-ABC CEO Kathleen Sullivan, alongside a number of FBC’s Members, …

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Canadian Food Industry Collaborative Alliance Developing a Canadian Food Industry Code of Practice

May 27, 2021 – Ottawa: In November 2020, Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Agriculture and Food Ministers announced the creation of an FPT Working Group to identify potential measures to safeguard balance in the food system’s commercial relationships, while also ensuring Canadians’ continued access to a safe, reliable food supply at affordable prices. Inspired by the FPT Ministers’ …

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Food and Beverage Canada is pleased to announce our new and returning Board of Directors for 2021-2022

May 19, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) announced today that it has appointed Jennifer Marchand, Government Relations Leader, Canada for Cargill Limited; Michael Mikulak, Executive Director of Food & Beverage Manitoba; and Chris Conway, CEO of Food and Beverage Ontario, to its board of directors.  The three new board members were appointed alongside …

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FBC-ABC welcomes the House Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee’s Report on Processing Capacity

On May 4, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food released a report entitled “Room to Grow: Strengthening Food Processing Capacity in Canada for Food Security and Exports”. The report was a result of a months long study of Canada’s food processing sector, in which FBC-ABC CEO Kathleen Sullivan, and a number …

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2021 Federal Budget Offers Support for Small and Mid-Sized Food Processors

On April 19, the federal Liberal government released its first budget since 2019. FBC-ABC was pleased to see the following initiatives that will support Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector: •    The New Canada Digital Adoption Program to support SMEs to digitize and take advantage of e-commerce opportunities, with a special program to support …

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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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