More than 1,500 food and beverage processing companies from across Canada have launched Food & Beverage Canada, a new national voice that will be based in Ottawa
Mississauga, Ont. – More than 1,500 food and beverage processing companies from across Canada have come together to launch a new national organization that will be based in Ottawa.
Called Food & Beverage Canada (F&BC), the new organization said in a statement that it’s tagline is “United to nourish the world.”
The F&BC’s co-chair, Daniel Vielfaure, says the new organization is about seizing new opportunities. “This is Canada’s agri-food century,” he says in the statement. “Canada’s food and beverage manufacturers can play a pivotal role in feeding the world, while growing jobs and economic sustainability for communities in rural and urban Canada.”
F&BC says it plans to work with governments to “effectively shape public policy and industry actions.”
The new organization also says there are some leading issues it plans to support:
Who is F&BC
The statement says the organization is made up of seven regional food and beverage manufacturing associations from coast to coast, and leading industry and stakeholder members.
The founding board of directors includes: