Midwest Food Processors Association, Inc.

The Midwest Food Processors Association, Inc. is a trade association that advocates on behalf of food processing companies and affiliated industries in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.  Established in 1905 as the Wisconsin Canners Association, today the association represents a more diverse group of food processors on a variety of food issues.  The primary role of MWFPA is to influence public policy and make the Midwest a great place for food processors to do business.  The association's activities can be summarized in four words; advocate, educate, communicate, and facilitate.  Go to Association Profile for more information.  




Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The IL House and Senate left the Capitol this week for a two-week spring recess and return on April 14. Bills that did not pass committee by the deadline return to the respective Rules Committee. While these bills are not active, they can be moved out of Rules Committee at any time or the legislative language can be amended onto another bill. Here are some of the major issues that did not pass committee by the deadline:

SB 734: GMO food labeling
HB 3436: Creates the Corporate Responsibility and Tax Disclosure Act requiring certain publicly traded companies to make confidential tax information public.
HB 2667and SB 1584: Tax on soda and sugary beverages.

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

While interested parties await a ruling from the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the U.S. country-of-origin labeling rule (COOL), lawmakers and industry representatives are already concerned about potential retaliation. MWFPA has encouraged the development of a WTO-compliant solution to the COOL law that will meet WTO guidelines while protecting thousands of American jobs from the impacts of retaliation. Continue reading.

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., have introduced a bill to create a national, science-based labeling standard for foods containing GMOs. MWFPA supports this legislation. Establishing federal standards around a voluntary GMO-free label strikes an important balance between providing consumers choice and clarity in the grocery aisle and protecting a technology that is vital to American food producers.  Continue reading.

MWFPA Events


MWFPA Sanitation Seminar
Holiday Inn
Stevens Point, WI
April 15, 2015


The proactive and preventive approach to controlling contami-nation through cleaning and sanitation is increasingly being recognized as a key factor in food safety management. This full-day seminar will look at the sanitation problems and solutions that are found in today's food plant.

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April 27-29, 2015
Chicago, IL

Join your industry peers April 27-29 to look closely at the transformative changes impacting every aspect of the food industry -- and work collab-oratively to succeed in this new environment.  MWFPA is a proud partner of The Food Leaders Summit 2015.  Attend the event.


October 19-22, 2015
Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

The Forum will provide relevant information for any food or ingredient company regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Food safety consultants, auditing firms and other service providers will also benefit from our line-up of expert speakers and interaction with fellow attendees and exhibitors.


View the latest video from the International Food Information Council Foundation highlighting the benefits of modern food production and technology.

Discover the simple truths about the quality, variety and healthfulness of frozen foods.