The food and beverage processing industry can be described as the bridge between Ontario Farms and your table. About 65% of all the food that leaves a farm makes its way into a processing facility before reaching our homes.
Across Ontario there are thousands of small business and multi-national processing business that receive raw agricultural products such as carrots and soybeans, and semi-processed foods such as spice mixes and fruit puree. These products are used to make the huge variety of foods that are ready to eat.
Everything from jam, lasagna and yogurt, the processing food and beverage industry serves every diet and lifestyle! We even make pet food!
We can roughly segment the industry into ten key parts:
Does your dog love kibble?
Baking a special cake or a delicious bread?
Grain and oilseed milling bring us flour for baking.
Do you have a sweet tooth for chocolate bars and candies?
Jams, jellies, quick frozen peas…
Our mornings would not be the same without it.
Dairy product manufacturing makes us yogurt, artisanal cheese, Kefir, and many other products.
Sirloin steak, chicken thighs, sausages.
Salmon pate and whitefish fillets
Seafood product preparation and packaging brings us processed goods.
Cake and pastries? Yes, please!
Beer and wine!
Beverage manufacturing keeps us stocked!
They are an example of other food manufacturing.