Global Processing

Canadian Government, Food Processing Industry Launch Project

January 31, 2011
Marketwire reports,Canada has launched the Industry-Government Food Processing Action Plan, a pilot project to actively promote the high-quality foods that Canadian farmers and food processors produce. The "Growing the Canadian Food Processing Sector – An Industry-Government Action Plan" was developed jointly by government and industry through roundtables with the processing industry held in 2009 and 2010 to identify the challenges facing the sector and find solutions to enable it to grow and strengthen its competitive capacity. The actions in the Plan target four key areas of economics, market access, innovation and the regulatory environment. Most of the recommendations in the Plan are expected to be completed over the next 12 months. The actions are wide ranging, including research studies, policy and program reviews, and the development of new initiatives to improve the competitiveness of the sector.