Saskatchewan Food Ingredients Industry

Saskatchewan’s $4.3-billion food processing industry includes more than 300 processors and over 5,000 employees.

A Large, Dynamic Industry  Saskatchewan’s food and beverage industry produces about 19% of our province’s total manufacturing and processing output.  

Saskatchewan foods are set on dinner tables around the world:

o Flour products and bakery mixes

o Peas, lentils and chickpeas o Beef, pork and chicken products

o Jams, jellies and other preserves

o Certified organic cereals and meat

o Specialty foods, snack foods and confections

o Nutraceuticals and functional foods

And it is Expanding

The Saskatchewan Plan for Growth includes a target  to increase value-added production by 2020.

The Provincial Value-Added Agriculture Strategy  target is to increase total revenues from $4 billion in  2012 to $6 billion in 2020, an increase of 50%.

Value-added revenues totalled $4.3 billion in 2016.

Opportunity Areas

Opportunities in food, crop and beverage processing are as wide as our prairie sky.  Pulses – lentil, peas and chickpea food products

o Pulse fractions – protein, starch, fibre

o Processed packaged food products

o Pasta and flour products  Meat processing and slaughtering

o Beef, pork and chicken processing

o Specialty meat processing  Specialty fruit products

o Saskatoon berry, haskap, seabuckthorn, sour cherry wines, jams, pie fillings, syrups, concentrates and powders

o Beverage flavourings and functional (antioxidant and vitamin content and nutritional) attributes  Specialty and gourmet foods

o Organic products from grains and livestock  Animal feeds

o Commercial pre-mixes, pulse protein, processed forages  Pet foods, nutraceuticals and functional foods Medicinal and culinary herbs  Spices and essential oils Non-food and non-traditional food products

o Dermaceuticals (oats)

o Detergents (canola)

o Biodegradable lubricants, bio-diesel fuel

o Hemp and flax fibre-based products

o Pharmaceuticals

The Saskatchewan Edge

Infrastructure and Support  Large, dynamic food processing industry – with broad supporting infrastructure such as:

o Crop Development Centre

o University of Saskatchewan

o POS Bio-Sciences

o Canadian Light Source (Canada’s only synchrotron)  Strong R&D support including:

o Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre

o Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Saskatoon Research Centre o National Research Centre Plant Biotechnology Institute

o Saskatchewan Research Council

o Saskatchewan Commercial Innovation Incentive for eligible companies  

Central North American location with excellent transportation services for domestic and offshore markets  

Lower overall cost of doing business and operating  

A hard-working, skilled, educated and productive workforce

Local, Superior Inputs  

High-quality crops and livestock herds  

Clean and pristine environment  

Wide variety of raw materials at competitive costs

For more information, contact:

Ms. Chandra Mark

Deputy Director, Investment

Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development

1000, 2103 11th Avenue

Regina, SK S4P 3Z8

Phone: (306) 787-9101

Fax: (306) 787-3989

E-mail: [email protected]

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