Food and beverage processing
The food and beverage processing sector consists of establishments that transform raw agricultural commodities and semi-processed food products into a broad range of food and beverage products ready for consumption or for further processing. The largest Canadian food and beverage processing sub-sectors in terms of shipments are the meat, dairy, beverages, grain and oilseeds, and bakery and tortilla processing industries. Other large sub-sectors include fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty foods, animal food, sugar and confectionary, as well as fish and seafood.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are:
- 311—Food Manufacturing
- 3121—Beverage Manufacturing
- Technology readiness assessment of automation and robotics in the food and beverage processing sector in Canada
This report provides a qualitative assessment on the state of automation in the industry based on interviews with Canadian and non-Canadian food and beverage processing operations, associations, and machine, equipment and solution providers.
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