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.  




Wed, Feb 10, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked President Obama's landmark climate rule for power plants while litigation moves forward, a major blow to the president's climate agenda. In an order released Tuesday night, the court said the rule, an Environmental Protection Agency plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, was stayed while industry and state lawsuits against it move through the court system.  Read more from The Hill

Mon, Feb 8, 2016

It’s budget week in Washington, with the President’s budget proposal - his last- to be released on Tuesday. In a break with tradition, neither House or Senate Budget Committees will hold hearings.  bill amending new FDA rules that require menu labeling and calorie counts for restaurants.

Fri, Feb 5, 2016

MWFPA today touted Wisconsin’s second place ranking nationally for total production and value of production for major processing vegetables in 2015.  Read the news release here.

MWFPA Events



Tuesday, March 1, 2016
oliday Inn at the American Center
5109 W. Terrace Dr.,
Madison, WI, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Today's great leaders are going to retire and soon taking with them the skills and knowledge they have gained over 30 plus years in the workplace. Companies that aren't taking a critical look at their leadership needs are missing an opportunity to prepare now. Great leaders drive others to be better; makes tough decisions and can see solutions when others see problems. A great leader can bring positive and lasting changes to your organization. Download registration materials and information here.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Stoney Creek Hotel, 3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd.
Onalaska, WI 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Conflict is common among all people. It can become particularly proble-
matic in the workplace if not managed correctly. With the right ideas, attitude and procedures, you can resolve conflict at your business and create a positive, welcoming atmosphere for your employees and customers alike. 
Plan to join MWFPA for this enlightening conference.  Download registration materials and information here.



University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pyle Conference Center
April 26-29, 2016


Register now for the Better Process Control School sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Midwest Food Processors Association. 

All processing of thermally processed low acid or acidified foods which are packaged in hermetically-sealed containeers must have certain critical operations supervised by a qualified person. The Better Process Control School trains individuals to supervise these critical operations to insure that food operations meet FDA and USDA regulations. 

Register Now!  The early regi-
stration deadline is April 4, 2016


 MWFPA Sanitation Seminar
April 21, 2016

Stoney Creek Hotel
3060 S Kinney Coulee Rd.
Onalaska, WI 

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 plants.
  Mark your calendar now!

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.