A flourishing industry

The food and beverage processing industry is the largest manufacturing sector in Canada in terms of shipments, accounting for 17% of total manufacturing shipments. It provides employment for 296,000 Canadians (about 1.7% of the Canadian workforce) and produces shipments worth $89 billion which account for 2% of the national GDP.

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The CFI

The Canadian government announced in February 2015 an investment of $3 million dollars to support a new research cluster led by the Canadian Food Innovators (CFI). This investment will help the Canadian food and beverage processing industry in developing new processes that enhance quality while managing food safety risks, as well as new products that deliver health and wellness attributes marketed to health-conscious consumers. The research activities will focus on eggs, meat, fruits, vegetables and cereals.

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