Welcome to Midwest Food Processors Association, Inc.

The food processing industry is fast-paced, heavily regulated and constantly changing. The primary role of MWFPA is to influence public policy issues such as food safety, sanitation, environmental regulations, transportation, fees and much more. Membership in MWFPA is a partnership that focuses on the member’s needs!

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Careers in the Food Processing Industry

The Midwest food manufacturing industry offers employees a varied assortment of career prospects at vibrant, world class companies. Employees can launch their careers and grow professionally in one of the largest and most important industries in the world. Watch the Midwest Food Processing Association's video about the industry careers here.

MWFPA Services

What We can do for you

Midwest Food Processors Association Inc. offers many valuable services to their members. MWFPA maintains an office in Madison, Wisconsin, and carries on the following activities through its professional staff, in accordance with policies established by its Board of Directors and committees.

Government Relations

MWFPA represents the industry before the Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Legislatures, and serves as liaison between the industry and state and federal administrative agencies on environmental matters, business practices, safety concerns, transportation, and other issues.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Through advisory committees, the MWFPA supports continuing industry education by sponsoring issue-specific seminars, workshops, and conferences and provides scholarships in food science and agriculture through the University of Wisconsin.

Safety Program

A safety contest, based on OSHA data in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin food processing plants, is conducted by MWFPA with monthly reports of incident rates for participating plants. The plants with the best safety records receive recognition at the MWFPA annual convention in December of each year.

CONVENTION & TRADE SHOW

MWFPA hosts an annual 2 day convention in December of each year where experts in the food industry conduct presentations/seminars in all areas of the food industry. The annual convention is held in conjunction with the Processing Crops Conference.

Educational Programs

Through advisory committees, the MWFPA supports continuing industry education by sponsoring issue-specific seminars, workshops, and conferences and provides scholarships in food science and agriculture through the University of Wisconsin.

Research

MWFPA makes annual grants to universities to support research affecting the industry on crops, processing methods, and waste disposal.