Who we are
Food and Beverage Ontario is the provincial professional leadership organization for food and beverage processors across Ontario.
Established in 2003 as the Alliance of Ontario Food Processors, FBO has evolved into the organization of choice for members of the processing community – a community that contributes over $42 billion annually and is the number one manufacturing sector employer in Ontario.
Governed by an industry-led Board of Directors and support from a dedicated staff team, FBO is a powerful advocate and facilitator of success for all categories of Ontario processor business. Our goal at FBO is to promote and support a competitive Ontario industry locally and within the global marketplace.
About the Industry
Ontario’s food and beverage processing (FBP) sector is the largest in Canada – accounting for 37% of the industry’s revenue in the country. The sector has more than 4,000 establishments in the province, employing over 125,000 people. More than 90% of its establishments employ fewer than 100 people and one quarter is located in rural communities.
There are several aspects that provide the Ontario food & beverage processing industry with a competitive advantage, including a rich agricultural base, a large consumer base, an educated workforce, adequate infrastructure, competitive costs, and a cluster of research and innovation opportunities in the sector.
To learn more about the industry download 2019 Ontario’s Labour Market Information Report here.
A few of our members
FBO 2019 / 2020
We are pleased to share our 2019 / 2020 Annual Report! To read the report, please click in the link below.