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Local Food Processors Survey: The MOA & UBC are looking for information from food & beverage producers

To guide the development of the Food Hub Network, the Ministry of Agriculture is conducting a province-wide survey to identify current needs, challenges and opportunities seen by B.C. food and beverage processors, and those looking to enter the industry. 


Who should complete this survey?
B.C. food and beverage producers of all sizes, and those looking to enter the industry:

  • Organizational leads

  • Company Owners

  • Presidents, CEO's

  • General Managers

  • Someone familiar with your food organization's current use and needs.


This survey looks specifically at local food innovators or those involved in processing, resources and food services.


What is involved with this survey?
The survey is comprehensive and will ask for detailed information. As a result, it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. 


The Backstory 

The BC Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and industry partners are in the process of developing a Food Hub Network, consisting of a Core Food Innovation Centre at UBC as well as multiple regional centres (Food Hub Nodes) across British Columbia. The Core Innovation Centre will have a strong research and development focus, while the Food Hub Nodes will consist of regionally-tailored innovation or processing resources, equipment and services.


The goal is for the Core Innovation Centre and Food Hub Nodes to facilitate access to processing facilities, equipment, technology, research and development, knowledge-sharing and innovation-related services for those involved or wanting to be involved in food and beverage processing or value-added activities across the province.


Please use the following link to access the survey:

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact:

Chelsea Sutherland, Business Program Analyst, Ministry of Agriculture, at

If you have questions or difficulties regarding the survey tool, please contact:

Andre Gailits of MNP


To ensure your response is included, please complete the survey by December 7, 2018.

What about confidentiality?
MNP will maintain the confidentiality of all collected information. Individual responses will not be shared with any other party, and will not be made available to other organizations such as the BC Ministry of Agriculture. The results will be reported in a summary format, with any identifying information of the respondent removed.

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