Starting a Food Business


If you have ideas for great new food products, Manitoba has the services and expertise to turn them into market winners.

Food and Agri-Product Processing Branch
The Food and Agri-Product Processing branch (FAPP) provides services to entrepreneurs, food processors and organizations to strengthen the competitive position of Manitoba’s agriculture and agri-food industry in the domestic and global marketplace.  FAPP provides marketing and business management services and information, facilitates industry promotion through collaboration and alliances, and partners in building a diversified rural Manitoba. 
FAPP staff provide business and market development consultation services specifically targeted to those businesses and individuals operating or planning to operate in Manitoba’s food and beverage processing sector. Delivery of programs and services are supported by training events, resource materials, outreach missions and other resources. The branch provides leadership to Manitoba’s organic sector at all levels of the value chain from primary production to processing.  
A variety of valuable resources can be found on the Food and Agri-Product Processing Resources page.  Visit this one-stop shop for factsheets, guidebooks, worksheets and directories to help you build your future in food. 
Food Development Centre
Manitoba's leading service for food entrepreneurs is the internationally recognized Food Development Centre in Portage la Prairie. It's a one-stop shop for research and product development of food ingredients and retail items.
For more information, please email us at Manitoba Agri Food