Food and Beverage Canada Celebrates the Success of its Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Policy Event

OTTAWA, February 13, 2024 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), the national industry association for Canada’s domestic food and beverage manufacturing industry, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its recent Board of Directors meeting and the much-anticipated annual policy breakfast. This event underscored the organization’s commitment to fostering collaboration within the agri-food sector.

The Board of Directors meeting focused on critical issues and strategic initiatives essential for industry’s advancement. Key topics of discussion included the launch of the next Strategic Planning process, a policy and advocacy campaign focused on plastics, efforts on the National Workforce Strategic Plan for Agriculture and Food & Beverage Manufacturing, priorities for the 2024 Federal Budget, and the pivotal role of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program for the sector.

In a significant highlight of the week, FBC-ABC, in collaboration with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC), hosted its annual policy breakfast. This year’s theme, “Achieving Agri-Food Workforce Stability by 2030: The Role of Automation and Technology,” attracted over 150 industry professionals and stakeholders. The event featured insightful opening remarks from the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, highlighting the importance of the agri-food sector for Canada’s economy.

The policy breakfast provided a platform for dialogue on the future of agriculture and food and beverage manufacturing, emphasizing the importance of automation and technology in achieving workforce stability and sector growth.

FBC-ABC extends its heartfelt gratitude to its sponsors, including Farm Credit Canada, Maple Lodge Farms, and MNP.

Media contact:
Kristina Farrell, CEO
Food and Beverage Canada