BFG Canada Ltd. Receives Ontario Food Exporter Award

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BFG Canada Ltd. Receives Ontario Food Exporter Award

McGuinty Government Supports Growing Agri-Food Industry

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

BFG Canada Ltd. received the first-ever Ontario Food Exporter Award during last evening's Canadian Agri-Food Export Gala in Toronto.

BFG produces more than 50 varieties of crackers, including whole wheat, whole grain, cheese and multigrain, as well as a variety of organic, low-calorie and kosher products. Over the past twenty years, the organization seen tremendous growth in its international customer base and now exports products to retailers in North America, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Australia and South Africa.

This new award recognizes creativity, excellence, and success in marketing and selling their products internationally and was presented as part of SIAL Canada, an international food industry tradeshow. This is Ontario's first time hosting the flagship industry event.

Quick Facts

  • BFG Canada Ltd. has plants in Georgetown and Kitchener. Both plants have received British Retail Consortium certification, the highest globally-recognized food safety accreditation.
  • Ontario's agri-food exports amount to over $9 billion annually
  • There are approximately 3,000 food and beverage processing firms in Ontario employing 95,000 people.

Quotes

“Ontario's agri-food industry is world class. With over 40 per cent of Canada's food and beverage industries located in Ontario, I am proud to announce an award which highlights the value and innovation in the sector, and I offer my sincere congratulations to BFG Canada Ltd.”

Carol Mitchell

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“It is an honour to be recognized for our business success. We started in 1991 with one bake oven and one U.K. customer. Twenty years later, we are customizing products for customers around the world.”

Ray Franklin

V.P. International Business Development, BFG Canada Ltd.

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