Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC)

The Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC/ATLC) is Canada's national industry association representing the public policy and regulatory interests of the Canadian dairy processing industry.

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Its role is to advance and protect the interests of its members and promote the growth of the Canadian dairy processing industry which employs almost 26,000 people at the primary processing level and processes table milk, fresh cream, cheese, yogurt and ice cream products valued in excess of $10 billion annually.

Founded in December 2003, DPAC represents member organizations including:

Agropur Kraft Canada Inc
Arla Foods Laiterie Chalifoux
Agrifoods International Co-op Ltd. Parmalat
Danone Inc. Saputo Inc.
Gay Lea Foods Cooperative Limited Vitalus
General Mills Canada  

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Agropur

Founded in 1938, Agropur is a leader in the North American milk industry with sales of close to $3.7 billion. The Cooperative is a source of pride for its 3,288 member dairy producers and its 5,500 employees. Agropur processes more than 3.2 billion liters of milk per year in its 25 plants across Canada and the United States, and proposes a wide variety of products and brands such as Natrel, Québon, OKA, Sealtest, Island Farms, Agropur Grand Cheddar and Iögo. For more information, visit www.agropur.com

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Arla

Arla Foods Inc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arla Foods amba in Denmark, a Danish and Swedish-owned dairy co-operative and one of the largest Dairy companies in the world. Arla Foods has been established in Canada since 1961.

Arla Foods Inc. is a major supplier of specialty cheese, sourced from our parent production facilities in Europe, own and licensed Canadian production. In addition to this Arla Foods imports from Italy and many other European as well as North and South American countries. The company has sales and distribution centres in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

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Agrifoods International Co-op Ltd.

Agrifoods has been in business for over a century as one of Canada’s leading cooperatives with 2480 members. The Cooperative and its affiliates employ 1100 people and create products that feature from coast to coast. These include Earth’s Own, Happy Planet, Olympic and Meadow Fresh. Each company produces a significant range of wholesome, healthy beverages and foods. Agrifoods also participates in a joint venture ownership of Ultima Foods Inc. well known for its IÖGO yogurts. In addition, Agrifoods Transport provides food grade tanker transportation services. Agrifoods commits itself to customers and consumers alike in the quality of foods and services they receive from us and how we meet their expectations. We are a socially and environmentally conscious company participating in numerous projects for civic and environmental welfare.

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Danone

Danone in Canada is and has been the Canadian leader in Fresh Dairy Products since 1967. Danone in Canada's head office and production plant are located in Boucherville, Quebec and its sales force covers all of Canada. Danone in Canada employs about 400 people throughout its different departments, such as Marketing, Sales, Finances, Corporate Affairs, Purchasing, Information Technology, Industrial, Quality Insurance, Research & Development, Procurement Chain and Human Resources.

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Gay Lea

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited has been an all-important link between Ontario dairy farm operations and Ontario consumers for over a half century. Currently, over twenty-five per cent of the province's milk producers are among its member-shareholder-owners. In operation since 1958 Gay Lea has as its mandate is to improve the economic and general welfare of its members. Gay Lea Foods is an award winning leader within the co-operative sector, an employer of choice and is an innovation leader.

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General Mills Canada

General Mills is one of the world's largest food companies with in-market presence in more than 100 countries on six continents. General Mills Canada is committed since 2010 to lead the yogurt category by creating superior products through a diverse and strong portfolio, loved by us, and our consumers, Yoplait and Liberté. With more than 500 employees dedicated to yogurt across head offices in Mississauga and St-Hubert, plants and warehouses in St-Hyacinthe, Brisbane, Brampton and Richmond, we help to nourish Canadian families throughout the day, so they can lead easier, healthier, and richer lives. GMCC yogurt leading brands include Source, Yop, Tubes, Minigo, Yoptimal, Liberté Greek, Méditerranée, Liberté Kefir, Liberté Classique, Liberté Organic, Liberté Cuisine and Liberté baby.

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Kraft

Kraft Canada is one of Canada’s largest CPG companies and has an unrivaled portfolio of brands people love. The portfolio includes iconic brands across 17 great categories, with 13 at #1 share and four at #2 share. In Canada, Kraft brands include Kraft Dinner macaroni and cheese, Jell-O, TASSIMO, Nabob, Amooza, Cracker Barrel, Kraft Peanut Butter and Kool-Aid.

Nine mega brands include: Cracker Barrel, Philadelphia, Kraft Singles, Maxwell House, Kraft Shreds, Kraft Peanut Butter, TASSIMO, Kraft Dinner and Kraft Salad Dressings.

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Laiterie Chalifoux

Serving clients for four generations, Laiterie Chalifoux specializes in the transformation of dairy products sold across Canada. Created in 1920 in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Laiterie Chalifoux is the manufacturer of the award-winning brand Riviera, which produces fresh and specialty cheeses, cheddar and now the Petit Pot line of products which includes yogurts and cooking products inspired by French gastronomy.

Visit us at www.rivierapetitpot.com or www.laiteriechalifoux.com for more details or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Parmalat

Parmalat Canada is committed to the health and wellness of Canadians and markets a variety of high-quality food products that help them keep balance in their lives. Parmalat Canada produces milk and dairy products, fruit juices, cultured products, cheese products and table spreads with such respected brands as Beatrice®, Lactantia®, Astro®, Black Diamond®, and Balderson®. Parmalat Canada employs more than 2,900 people with 17 operating facilities across the country.

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Saputo

Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, yogurt, dairy ingredients and snack-cakes. Saputo is the 12th largest dairy processor in the world, the largest in Canada, the third largest in Argentina and among the top three cheese producers in the United States. Our products are sold in more than 50 countries under well-known brand names such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Danscorella, Dragone, DuVillage 1860, Friendship, Frigo Cheese Heads, Great Midwest, King’s Choice, Kingsey, La Paulina, Neilson, Nutrilait, Ricrem, Salemville, Stella, Treasure Cave, hop & go, Rondeau and Vachon. Saputo Inc. is a publicly traded company whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “SAP”.

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Vitalus

Vitalus is a Leading Global Supplier of Customized Food and Nutritional Ingredients for the Food Processing Industry

Vitalus partners with customers to meet their requirements for new products, new formulations and new ingredients that contribute to healthier living and innovative product development.

Vitalus supplies "nutrifunctional" products to the industry; products that provide nutritional and/or functional benefits to ensure that our customers can create value-added finished products with cost-effective ingredients of the highest quality.

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