Feds offer $2.1M boost to food processing industry

Monday April 27, 2015
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 27, 2015 - An investment of more than $2.1 million to the Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA) from the Canadian government aims to help the food processing industry gain and maintain access to new international markets.

According to the feds, the investment will enable the CFEA to attend international food trade shows, lead outgoing missions in key markets such as Asia, and organize in-store food promotions in the Middle East.

The goal is to increase the number of small to medium-sized food, beverage and ingredient companies that export their products, and in doing so, increase export sales for Canada’s agri-food sector.

The food and beverage processing industry is the largest manufacturing sector in Canada, noted the CFEA, with close to 6,200 food and processing establishments throughout the country.

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