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Canadian Meat Council elects new president and chair

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Canadian Meat Council Maple Leaf Foods Troy Warren

Troy Warren of Maple Leaf Foods elected as Canadian Meat Council president for three-year term.

On September 27, 2016, during its 96th Annual Conference in Ottawa, the Canadian Meat Council elected Troy Warren as president and chair of the board for 2016-2018.

Founded in 1919, the Canadian Meat Council represents Canada’s federally-registered meat packers and processors as well as the industry’s numerous suppliers of equipment, technology and services. Its mission is advocate on behalf of the needs of its members to secure and improve Canada’s global meat competitiveness. The Canadian Meat Council analyzes government initiatives and discusses industry perspectives with politicians and government officials as well as with representatives of the media, human health and nutrition professionals and consumers.

Canada’s meat processing industry includes some 400 federally-registered establishments. With annual sales of $24 billion, beef exports of $2.2 billion, pork exports of $3.4 billion, and 65,000 jobs, the Canadian meat industry is the largest component of this country’s food processing sector.

Warren is currently vice-president of product management, planning and procurement for Maple Leaf Foods. During an 18-year career with Maple Leaf Foods, he has held a series of progressively responsible leadership roles. In 2010, Warren launched Maple Leaf Foods Raised Without Antibiotic Pork production.


Over the past five years, he has led the global customer and product portfolio expansion of this category, managing the commercial component of Maple Leaf Foods Primary Pork operations, and recording annual sales exceeding $1.3 billion.

Maple Leaf Foods traces its roots back over 100 years through the amalgamation of some of Canada’s premier food companies, including the 1991 merger of Maple Leaf Mills Limited and Canada Packers Inc.

With a head office located in Toronto, Maple Leaf Foods is today Canada’s largest producer of consumer packaged meats, with brands including: Maple Leaf, Maple Leaf Prime, Maple Leaf Natural Selections, Schneiders, Schneiders Country Naturals, and Mina. Maple Leaf Foods employs 11,000 people in operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets.

More information on the Canadian Meat Council can be found at

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