Meat and Seafoods

The processing of meat and seafood products contributes billions of dollars to Canada’s economy each and every year. With thousands of employees from coast-to-coast, the success of these operations translates into economic prosperity for the regions they operate in. 

With high industry demand however, comes potential threats and challenges to your operation’s success. Meat and seafood processers are particularly vulnerable to food safety risks and operate within strict regulatory environments. For every challenge however, there is an opportunity to overcome it and position yourself as a true leader within the meat and seafood processing space. 

Solutions for Your Success

This essential sector is challenged by strict restrictions and other risks, but also offers plenty of opportunity for the innovative processor. Learn how MNP can safeguard your company and help you flourish. 

  • From traceability in supply chain to product recalls, fires or natural disasters, prepare for any operational risk by identifying and mitigating your key risks on a day-to-day basis. 

  • Work on what you can control: to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your operations. We will identify cost-saving measures, assess performance, analyse costs and develop strategic growth plans.

  • Transition out of the business you’ve worked hard to build, on your terms. We work with you on tax and estate planning, wealth and asset management and valuations — so your business can thrive well after you’ve left.   

  • Our unique approach to assurance seamlessly integrates with existing business processes to help you control costs, streamline operations, ensure compliance and cultivate opportunities for growth.

  • Utilize a tax strategy that ensures compliance while minimizing your tax exposure.


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    • Performance

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      Against the backdrop of an uncertain economy, we assess how food and beverage businesses can improve operational efficiency, manage costs, and increase profitability.

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    Contact Our Food and Beverages Processing Team

    Matt MacDonald MBA

    National Leader, Food & Beverage Processing

    Matt is MNP’s National Leader of the Firm’s Food and Beverage Processing practice and a Business Advisor, Assurance and Accounting, in Mississauga. Matt proactively helps clients manage their business and set strategic goals for both their personal and professional futures. By leveraging his extensive experience working with family businesses and clients across multiple sectors, Matt helps his clients implement practical business advisory, tax, and accounting strategies, along with strong business fundamentals.

    An active participant in the food and beverage processing industry and various associations across Canada, Matt brings more than 15 years of experience to his role as a trusted advisor.

    Matt received an Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in political science and economics from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in executive leadership and finance from Liberty University.

    Matt has extensive board experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, most recently serving as a national director for Make-A-Wish Canada. He sits on the Oakville Chamber of Commerce board of directors.