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Welcome to the
Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA)

Are you a food, beverage or ingredient manufacturer looking to export or expand into new markets, a buyer looking to source Canadian products or a consumer looking for that unique recipe then look no further the CFEA is here to help you with your needs.


CFEA is a voluntary non-profit industry association founded in September 1996 by a group of fourteen companies who felt the need for a resource focused on the enhancement of export efforts in the food and beverage industry, particularly (but not exclusively) on the part of small to medium-sized enterprises (SME's).  The mission of the organization is to:

  • Increase the profitable export sales of food, beverage and ingredient products.

  • Increase the number of small to medium-sized food, beverage and ingredient processors and manufacturers exporting.

  • Raise the international profile of Canadian food, beverage and ingredient products.

The CFEA takes pride in offering programs and services that contributes to the success of our members and clients export initiatives. The CFEA makes every effort to ensure our members and clients participate only in programs in markets that hold potential for them. If you are unsure if a market is the right fit for your company please reach out to us for guidance. Your success is important to us!

To learn more about the association click on the links above or contact the association directly (click on the contact link to see the various ways to get in touch with us). 


Key legislation aimed at modernizing Canada’s agriculture industry and expanding markets has passed Third Reading in the House of Commons. This important stage signals the final phase of the Agricultural Growth Act (Bill C-18) as it progresses to the Senate. Click here for more information.

Health Canada has issued an intent to allow the use of “gluten-free” claims on specially produced oats and foods containing these oats when sold in Canada. Health Canada will consult with the public and stakeholders for a 75-day period before the Minister issues a final Marketing Authorization to allow this claim. Canadians are encouraged to provide comments on the Notice before January 27, 2015. Click here for more information.

The WTO, on 20 October, issued panel reports regarding compliance in the disputes “US – Certain Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) Requirements — Recourse to DSU Article 21.5 by Canada and Mexico” (DS384 and DS386). Click here for more information.


February 8-12, 2015 Gulfood Exhibitor Program, Dubai, UAE

February 8-12, 2015 Gulfood Visitor Program, Dubai, UAE

March 3-6, 2015 FOODEX JAPAN Exhibitor Program, Makuhari Messe, Japan

March 9-14, 2015 Trade Mission to AAHAR, India

March 16-20, 2015 Trade Mission to ANTAD Show, Mexico

March 22-25, 2015 IFE Show, London, UK (Alberta and Ontario companies only)

Click here to go to our Calendar page to see more upcoming events from around the world 

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