Institute of Food Technologists

Ontario Food Cluster plants processing innovation message to international delegates at Institute of Food Technologists IFT 2011 Annual Meeting & Food Expo

New Orleans, LA – IFT11 – June 13, 2011 The Ontario Food Cluster is bringing its processing innovation message to IFT11 in New Orleans this week as it seeks more agri-food firms outside Canada to join or expand an existing 2,500 food and beverage companies in the province. Those companies boast manufacturing revenue approaching $34 billion, and help drive agri-food exports that amount to more than $9 billion annually. They also help employ 210,000 industry employees, researchers, innovators and collaborators who have built a stellar reputation for reliable, sustainable sources of agricultural raw materials, state-of-the-art automated food processing methods, and world-class food safety standards.