In today’s world, new trends emerge faster than we can read our Twitter feeds. And the food production industry is no exception. As more information about nutrition and consumption become available, trends change. Add in technological advances, which support new products and processes, and the trends are updated again.
If you are looking for ways to turn your trendy food passion into food production, for the long haul, OAFVC can help.
5 Current Food Production Trends with Staying Power
While some trends are extremely short-lived, the following list includes those that combine a balance of common sense and scientific findings, which suggest they will be around long enough to shape the food production industry:
- Medicinal foods
- Portion control
- Meat reduction/elimination
- Custom nutrition
- Sustainable technology
The Most Important Trend in Food Production
In addition to the 5 trends above, there’s even more great news for local farmers and food producers! The most important trend in food production right now is start-ups. If you want to start or expand your food production business, now is the time.
OAFVC supports start-ups and local food production businesses as they earn an increasing share of the industry’s market and influence.
Here’s How OAFVC Makes it Easy
Let us help you expand or start your food production business. The Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) is more than just a commercial kitchen. It combines business assistance and marketing advice with food handling and equipment training. We take pride in providing quality service and affordable pricing with a wide range of resources to serve you, your business, and the surrounding community. We help you keep your local food production local.
3 Ways OAFVC Can Help Your Start-up Food Production Business
- Business Services
- Business advice, coaching, and support
- Product development consulting
- Informal networking opportunities
- Processing & Packaging Services
- Food processing, cooking, packaging and storage
- Product testing
- Design and labelling services
- Training & Support
- Train on all OAFVC equipment
- Liaise with economic development offices and health units
- Group training sessions and workshops
Ready to Launch Your Start-Up Food Production Business?
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