Overview of the Food Processing Industry (2005)

Canada’s food processing industry needs to develop a country-wide collaborative initiative in order to address its needs and be competitive in a global economy, say the authors of this report.

The industry is facing a variety of challenges, they note. There is pressure from both the domestic and worldwide marketplaces to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Health and safety regulations have become more complex, adding to the challenge of maintaining competitiveness.

Other issues affecting trade include the lack of congruency among standards for trading partners, and the challenge posed by the rising value of the Canadian dollar.

While the industry includes many diverse kinds of businesses, it does share common needs. These needs can be divided into three categories: communication; market knowledge; and training and skills development. Each is vital to preparing the industry’s workforce to meet the challenges of the global environment.

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National Seafood Sector Council. Overview of the Food Processing Industry 2005. Web. 12 Apr. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/food_council/overview/overview.pdf>
National Seafood Sector Council (2005). Overview of the Food Processing Industry. Retrieved April 12, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/food_council/overview/overview.pdf
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