Starting a Food or Beverage Processing Business

Guide to Food and Beverage Manufacturing in Ontario is a comprehensive resource for anyone starting or expanding a food processing business in the province. The guide:

  • explores business issues specific to the food processing industry
  • provides guidelines for food safety, quality assurance and government regulations
  • contains contacts and online links for additional resources

Key Topics

Business Information Bundles

A Business Information Bundle, or BIB, is a "one-stop" source of key information on a specific topic. OMAFRA has created the following BIBs to help you start or expand your enterprise:

General Business Development Resources

Ontario's Small Business Enterprise Centres provide support for start-up and small enterprises during the early years of development and operation. Find a Small Business Enterprise Centre near you.

The Industry Overview section of the Food and Beverage Processing BIB provides information on the sector.

The Funding Programs and Support section of the Food and Beverage Processing BIB provides information on funding programs.

Also see the Food Safety, Inspection and Traceability and myLaws for Food and Beverage Processors sections of the Food and Beverage Processing BIB.

Must-visit websites for Entrepreneurs


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 17 December 2009
Last Reviewed: 19 September 2016