News and investment missions

April 2015

The Ontario Food Cluster coming to Brazil, USA and Germany in 2015 (April 23, 2015)

April 2014

Co-operation key to grow Middlesex County economy, London Free Press lfp.com (April 8, 2014)

December 2013

December 2013 Ontario Food Cluster newsletter. Download The Appetizer (PDF) here.

November 2013

Ontario's Food Manufacturing Industry, a profile posted to the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment's Invest in Ontario web site (November 2013)

CTT Inc Attends Food Anuga in Germany, The Triangle, a monthly newsletter from Canada's Technology Triangle (November 2013)

University of Guelph unveils 3 innovations in food science, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST), Directions newsletter (November 12, 2013)

The Appetizer: Ontario Food Cluster November 2013 newsletter (PDF)

Healthier croissants and Danishes, better WOW from smarter drinks and soy-dairy cheese tech on offer from University of Guelph to global agri-businesses, Locavore News - World / Terracoeur (November 4, 2013)

Food Cluster at Anuga in Germany, Agri Digest Online November 2013 (PDF of article on page 21)

October 2013

Ontario university unveils three innovations in food science, Canadian Manufacturing / Food in Canada (October 28, 2013)

U of G touts food innovations, Guelph Mercury (October 28, 2013)

Food cluster prompts support for university’s research, Bakers Journal (October 24, 2013)

Ontario agri-food cluster seeks investors in region's growing F&B sector, R&D capabilities, Food Navigator-USA (October 16, 2013)

Germany - Ontario invests $88M yearly in food innovation like healthy danish, Meat Trade News Daily (October 9, 2013)

Healthier croissants and danishes, better WOW from smarter drinks and soy-dairy cheese tech on offer from University of Guelph to global agri-businesses, Exchange Magazine Morning Post (October 8, 2013)

Ontario Food Cluster are at Anuga, Invest in Middlesex (October 7, 2013)

Press release: Healthier croissants and danishes, better WOW from smarter drinks and soy-dairy cheese tech on offer from University of Guelph to global agri-businesses (October 7, 2013)

auf Deutsch: Gesündere Croissants und Blätterteige, bessere WOW-Emulsionen für smarte Drinks und Sojamilch-Käsereitechnik im Angebot der kanadischen University of Guelph für internationale Agri-Unternehmen (7 Oktober 2013)

September 2013

Canada - Greater than the sum of its parts (included in Location Canada 2013) AreaDevelopment Online

Federal Government's Invest Canada - Community Initiatives (ICCI) Spurs Foreign Investment and Economic Growth, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (September 23, 2013)

Waterloo Region mayors on a mission to Germany, Cambridge Times (September 11, 2013)

August 2013

Region keen on attracting processing plants, Food Production Daily (August 21, 2013)

Ontario Food Cluster at SIAL Brazil (PDF of page 14), Agri Digest Online (August 2013)

July 2013

Support available for processing under new national ag policy says Ontario Food Cluster, Better Farming (July 4, 2013)

June 2013

SIAL Brazil 2013 Locavore News - Canada, Terra Coeur (June 27, 2013)

Relações Internacionais: Canadá busca aproximação comercial com Estado, Sistema FIERGS (June 27, 2013)

$417 Million Ontario Growing Forward 2 Funding Program Feeds Innovation, Competitiveness and Market Development, Waterloo Region Manufacturing Innovation Network (June 27, 2013)

Canadá busca aproximação comercial com Estado, CIN (June 27, 2013). Gerald Pisarzowski, Greater Toronto Area member of the Ontario Food Cluster, presented at the International Business Center of Rio Grande Do Sul / Centro Internacional de Negócios (CIN)

$417 million Ontario Growing Forward 2 funding program feeds innovation, competitiveness and market development, Food & Beverage Asia (June 26, 2013)

SIAL Brazil 2013 and The Ontario Food Cluster, Meat Trade News Daily UK/Argentina (June 26, 2013)

$417 million Ontario Growing Forward 2 funding program feeds innovation, competitiveness and market development, Exchange Magazine morning post (June 26, 2013)

Ontario group invites global food processors to province, Canadian Meat Business (June 25, 2013)

SIAL Brasil 2013 traz ‘Ontario Growing Forward 2’, Food and News (June 25, 2013)

$417 million Ontario Growing Forward 2 funding program feeds innovation, competitiveness and market development, WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporate (June 25, 2013)

Ontario Food Cluster on the Growing Forward 2 funding program, Invest in Middlesex (June 25, 2013)

Press release: $417 million Ontario Growing Forward 2 funding program feeds innovation, competitiveness and market development (June 25, 2013)

e notícias PDF em Português (25 Junho 2013)

November 2012

Photo Of The Day: Promoting Ontario Processing, Food Manufacturing (November 20, 2012) Also distributed via Today in FOOD Mfg. e-newsletter

Ontario Food Cluster Hits Chicago to Attract Fast-Growth Store Brand Market to "Canada's Kitchen", AOFP Alliance of Ontario Food Processors (November 19, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster takes its team to Chicago to attract fast-growth store brand market, Food & Beverage Asia (November 15, 2012)

Attracting investment to Sarnia-Lambton, The Observer.ca (November 15, 2012)

Area business advocates are in Chicago to promote benefits of Lambton County, The Lambton Shield (November 14, 2012)

Food cluster in Chicago, Ontario Farmer (November 14, 2012)

Locavore News: Ontario Food Cluster takes its team to Chicago to attract fast-growth store brand market to “Canada’s kitchen”, Terra Coeur, also sent via e-newsletter the next day (November 14, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster takes its team to Chicago, Meat Trade News Daily UK (November 13, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster takes its team to Chicago to attract fast-growth store brand market to “Canada’s kitchen”, Exchange Magazine morning post (November 13, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster takes its team to Chicago, Invest in Middlesex County (November 12, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster Takes Its Team to Chicago to Attract Fast-Growth Store Brand Market to "Canada's Kitchen", Waterloo Today (November 12, 2012)

Press release: Ontario Food Cluster takes its team to Chicago to attract fast-growth store brand market to "Canada's kitchen" (November 12, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster Group at SIAL Paris (PDF), page 16, Agri Digest Online November 2012 issue

October 2012

Dr. Oetker joins Ontario’s $39 billion agri-food sector, Food Navigator-USA (October 29, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster and the IFPT, Furnace Belt Company blog, (October 29, 2012)

AgriFood Cluster Boosting Southern Ontario In Europe, Blackburn AGRIMEDIA.ca (October 26, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster Team Arrives at SIAL in Paris Touting Ontario’s Agri-Food Industry as a World-Class Hub for International Food Processing Companies, Locavore News - Ontario, Terra Coeur (October 26, 2012 as well as in an e-newsletter in PDF here)

CANADA: Dr Oetker to invest in second Ontario pizza plant, just-food.com UK (October 24, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster team arrives at SIAL in Paris, Farming News Daily UK (October 24, 2012)

LEDC showcasing London overseas, Blackburn News (October 24, 2012) includes a audio clip

New plant to create 120 full time manufacturing jobs in Ontario, Manufacturing Automation (October 23, 2012)

Ontarions at SIAL in Paris, Ontario Farmer (October 23, 2012)

Region seeks more food processing companies, The Windsor Star (October 23, 2012) also in newspaper on October 24, 2012

New Plant to Create 120 Full Time Manufacturing Jobs in London, Exchange Magazine Morning Post (October 23, 2012)

Popular pizza-maker Oetker brings work to Southern Ontario (PDF), YourMississaugaBiz.com (October 22, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster arrives in Paris, Invest in Middlesex County (October 22, 2012)

Press release: Ontario Food Cluster arrives at SIAL in Paris touting Ontario's agri-food industry as a world-class hub for international food processing companies (October 22, 2012) et la version française

September 2012

Canada designs tasty new visa for innovation-driven immigrant entrepreneurs, Ontario Food Cluster Blog (Sept. 13, 2012)

August 2012

Ontario Food Cluster attracts investment in Brazil, Invest in Middlesex County news (August 24, 2012)

Recipe for Success: Robotic Technology and Mobile Applications a Sweet Story, What'sYourTech.ca (August 6, 2012)

Food - a stable, high tech, recession-proof industry - download the PDF of this story or read the full August 2012 issue of Agri Digest Online here

July 2012

IFPT program takes the cake: Conestoga program helping to attract international biz, Cambridge Times (July 5, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster team at SIAL and FISPAL Brazil - download the PDF of this story or read the full July 2012 issue of Agri Digest Online here

Guelph attends agri-food trade mission as part of the Ontario Food cluster, Guelph Review (July 3, 2012)

June 2012

Canada’s First Centre for Training Skilled Workers in Food Processing, Food and Beverage Asia (June 28, 2012)

Photo of the Day: Baking With Robots, Food Manufacturing (June 28, 2012)

Guelph reps head to Brazil to promote agriculture in Ontario, Guelph Mercury (June 27, 2012)

Canada’s first centre for training skilled workers in food processing draws multinational companies to join Ontario Food Cluster’s $34 billion industry, (scroll half way down page) Innovation Daily (June 27, 2012)

$40 billion Ontario food sector by 2013, aided by IFPT successes, Farming News Daily UK (June 26, 2012)

Canada’s First Centre for Training Skilled Workers in Food Processing Draws Multinational Companies to Join OntarioFood Cluster’s $34 Billion Industry, New Angles a CTT blog (June 26, 2012)

SIAL Brasil: R$ 34 bilhões da Ontario, talentos trabalhadores especializados (story in Portuguese), Revista Fator Brazil (June 26, 2012)

Canada's first centre for training skilled workers in food processing aims to attract multinational companies, Machinery and Equipment MRO (June 26, 2012)

Guelph will showcase agri-food innovation strengths on Brazil trade mission, Ward 2 Guelph: The Deuce (June 26, 2012)

Canada’s first centre for training skilled workers in food processing draws multinational companies to join Ontario Food Cluster, Exchange Magazine, morning post (June 26, 2012)

Canada’s First Centre for Training Skilled Workers in Food Processing Draws Multinational Companies to Join OntarioFood Cluster’s $34 Billion Industry, Y-Axis Canada blog (June 26, 2012)

Guelph will showcase agri-food innovation strengths on Brazil trade mission, City of Guelph newsroom (June 25, 2012)

Ontario promotes $34 billion agri-food industry to multinational companies, Canadian Meat Business (June 25, 2012)

Primeiro centro do Canadá ensina trabalhadores especializados no processamento de produtos alimentícios e atrai empresas multinacionais para associarem-se à indústria de 34 bilhões da Ontario Food Cluster (story in Portuguese), Portal Nacional de Seguros, Segs.com.br - São Paulo, Brazil (June 25, 2012)

Ontario Food Cluster at SIAL Brazil, Invest in Middlesex County (June 25, 2012)

Press release: Canada’s first centre for training skilled workers in food processing draws multinational companies to join Ontario Food Cluster’s $34 billion industry (June 25, 2012)

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March 2012

Feds boost Guelph trade, toursim, Guelph Mercury, (March 14, 2012)

February 2012

College receives federal funding, CambridgeTiimes.ca, (February 15, 2012)

Planning for Tomorrow for OAC | Food Agriculture Communities Environment, Summary Report, University of Guelph and JRG Consulting Group (February 2012)

November 2011

The Ontario Food Cluster releases its November 2011 newsletter, The Appetizer (download a PDF here)

Top Picks: Healthy Sweet? Healthy Chocolate (video clip), CTV Southwestern Ontario, (November 7, 2011)

Healthy Chocolate? Sweet!, Globe and Mail, (November 6, 2011)

October 2011

Ontario Food Cluster members "taste" trade and investment potential with 150,000 global food industry executives at ANUGA 2011, in Cologne, Germany.

Healthy Chocolate? U of G researchers have developed an improved version of the beloved chocolate, The Ontarion (October 20, 2011)

Healthy Chocolate? Ontario Food Cluster tastes trade and investment potential, Food & Beverage Asia (October 17, 2011)

Healthy Chocolate? Ontario Food Cluster tastes trade..., Exchange Magazine morning post (October 13, 2011)

Snapshot from Anuga, foodnews.co.nz (October 12, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster tastes trade and investment potential at ANUGA, FoodBev.com (October 12, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster takes Guelph Technology to Germany for ANUGA 2011, City of Guelph news (October 12, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster wants to attract investors at Anuga 2011 in Cologne, Germany, (jpg of news page) Invest in Canada, Media Resource Center, Government of Canada (October 11, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster showcases innovation at Anuga, Bakers Journal (October 11, 2011)

Press release: Healthy chocolate? Ontario Food Cluster tastes trade and investment potential with 150,000 global food industry executives at Anuga 2011 in Cologne (October 11, 2011)

July 2011

Canadian food manufacturing from coast to coast - slideshow article by Tavia Grant and Carys Mills, Globe and Mail, (July 19, 2011). Ontario-based Saputo Inc. and Organic Meadow Inc. are featured as well as the Guelph Food Technology Centre.

Canada's food producers relish taste of success, Globe and Mail, (July 19, 2011)

City hall selling Guelph abroad, Guelph Mercury, (July 13, 2011)

11-14 June 2011

Ontario Food Cluster members are attending IFT11 Annual Meeting + Food Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, to present Ontario's processing innovation evidence to the global industry, as Ontario seeks more agri-food firms outside of Canada to join or expand its exisitng 2,500 food and beverage companies in the province.

New business group promotes southern Ontario (PDF of article), Food in Canada, June 2011 issue. (This article appeared on page 14 of Food in Canada magazine.)

Cluster Attracting Food Processing Companies to Southern Ontario, Blackburn Agri-Media, (June 21, 2011)

'OntarioCluster’ eyes international growth and investment, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) - Industry News, June 2011 issue of the Food Bulletin

Canada - Ontario's food innovation attracts expanding companies, Meat Trade News Daily, (June 14, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster offers processing innovation, IFT11 news, (June 13, 2011)

Guelph Receives International Exposure at the Institute of Food Technologists IFT 2011 Annual Meeting and Food Expo, City of Guelph, (June 13, 2011)

Press release: Ontario Food Cluster plants processing innovation message to international delegates at Institute of Food Technologists IFT 2011 Annual Meeting & Food Expo (June 13, 2011)

May 2011

Most of the Ontario Food Cluster team, Members of the Ontario Food Cluster attended SIAL Canada 2011, May 11 - 13, in Toronto. The Ontario Food Cluster's key objective is to attract new and expanding international agri-food businesses to Ontario. "Our mission is to grow Ontario's national dominance to international dominance," says Gerry Pisarzowski, Vice-President Business Development, GTMA, and Ontario Food Cluster member for the Greater Toronto Area.

New cluster promotes Ontario food and farming, Food and Farming Canada blog, (May 27, 2011)

Food cluster boosts Ontario's food processing reputation, Ontario Farmer, (May 24, 2011)

GTMA Foreign Direct Investment Initiatives, Ontario Food Cluster Declares Increased Hunger for International Business at SIAL Canada 2011, online and in the Greater Toronto Area HotNews April/May 2011 e-newsletter, (May 19, 2011)

York food pact signed, The Newmarket Era and yorkregion.com newsite (May 13, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster launches, Brewed Fresh Daily blog (May 13, 2011)

Guelph part of new Ontario Food Cluster, Guelph Mercury (May 12, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster declares increased hunger for international business, The Ontario Farmers Daily (May 12, 2011)

Food Cluster pitching Ontario to agri-food firms, AgBiz news 101.7 FM The One radio (May 12, 2011)

Food Cluster pitching Ontario to agri-food firms, AgBiz news CKNX AM 920 radio (May 12, 2011)

Food Cluster Pitches Ontario to Agri-Food Firms, Blackburn Agri-Media (May 12, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster declares increased hunger for international business, Exchange Magazine, Morning Post (May 12, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster declares increased hunger, Food Online (May 12, 2011)

Ontario Food Cluster announced at SIAL 2011, Canadian Meat Business (May 11, 2011)

Press release: Ontario Food Cluster declares increased hunger for international business at SIAL Canada 2011 (May 11, 2011)

April 2011

Major fresh vegetable packer to double capacity, AGCanada.com (April 14, 2011)