Food and Beverage Ontario

Food and Beverage Ontario is the organization of choice for members of the processing community – a community that contributes over $42 billion annually and is the number one employer in Ontario.

We advocate for all categories of Ontario food and beverage processors and help them build successful businesses locally and around the globe.

Frontline Food Facts is a project started by Food and Beverage Ontario. It’s here to help people like you find rewarding jobs at food and beverage companies across the province.

About the food and beverage processing industry

If you like eating, food and beverage processing is important. Ontario’s 3,800+ processing business make a huge variety of food and drink. In fact, over 65% of the fresh product that comes from Ontario farms goes into processing facilities. Think about bread, frozen vegetables, packaged salads, sausages, beef, chicken, lasagnas, pizza, cookies, candies, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – all these products and many more come from Ontario’s processing sector.
10000 +
Ontarians are employed by Ontario’s food and beverage industry
Ontario’s food and beverage industry is made up of over
businesses, from start-up to multi-national enterprises

More than

0 %

of Ontario businesses employ fewer than 100 people

The three top sectors in Ontario are bakery, meat and beverage processing
Ontario processors purchase
0 %
of all the fresh product that comes from Ontario farms. Even bags of salad are considered processed products!

Ontario’s food and beverage industry generates


billion dollars in revenue annually

A few of our members

Bimbo Canada
Maple Leaf Foods
Ingredion Canada
Dare Foods
Kisko Products
Maple Lodge Farms
Cargill Canada
Natra Chocolate America
Steam Whistle Brewing
Yorkshire Valley Farms