Food and Beverage Canada celebrates success of Ottawa Board of Directors meeting

L to R: Robert Eiser, Co-Chair FBC-ABC Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Kristina Farrell, CEO FBC-ABC, Sylvie Cloutier, President & CEO CTAQ, Michael Burrows, CEO Maple Lodge Farms, Mike Bannister, Co-Chair FBC-ABC

September 22, 2023 (OTTAWA) – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its recent Board of Directors meeting held in Ottawa this week. In addition to the internal discussions, the Board also engaged in productive dialogues with key government officials.

During the meeting of the Board of Directors, they discussed issues of importance to the food and beverage manufacturing sector, including measures needed to address labour challenges, the need for a mandatory and enforceable Grocery Code of Conduct, and industry’s efforts on sustainability.

FBC-ABC extends its sincere gratitude to the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Stefanie Beck, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, for their invaluable time and engagement. Their discussions with our members focused on federal policies and program measures that are pivotal to supporting Canada’s food system.

“We believe that collaboration between industry and government is imperative. Our recent discussions in Ottawa reaffirmed our commitment to working together towards a stronger food and beverage manufacturing sector in Canada,” said Kristina Farrell, CEO of Food and Beverage Canada.

Since 2018, FBC-ABC has developed into a uniquely effective advocate for the national interests of industry and a significant contributor to federal policies that advance industry goals. The Board of Directors plays a crucial role in ensuring high levels of engagement in policy development and advocacy for the benefit of its members and Canadians.

You can find FBC-ABC’s Board of Directors here.

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Kristina Farrell
CEO, Food and Beverage Canada