Canada recognizes importance of the raw ingredients in the dishes of Italian Cuisine, a factor that makes Italy products today truly “delicieux” for a Canadian public’s continuing love affair with Italy.
The winning factors of the Italian agri-food products are also related to the widely diverse geographical and climatic conditions that it is luckily to have and which have been formed by their culture, history and, of course, traditions. All these contribute an inimitable product so much so Italy does not fear counterfeiting.
The Mediterranean Cuisine
The “made in Italy” on the table is also a symbol in the world for the Mediterranean diet which is acknowledged worldwide as an essential part in the maintenance of good health, which is founded on eating fresh seasonal local products. Bread, pasta, fruit, vegetables, extra virgin olive oil and a glass of wine, the traditional regular meals eaten around the table have allowed Italians to keep their place among the record breaking populations of the world for longevity.
The Italian food industry has taken its cultural heritage of “to do” good food and drink without overriding its traditions.
Quote Dr. Matteo Picariello, Italian Trade Commissioner to Canada
"This edition of SIAL Canada 2020 sees Italy as the main protagonist in the role of “Country of Honour”, for the second year in a row, among the 50 participating countries.
We are particularly honored to have the opportunity offered by SIAL Canada’s prestigious scene to promote the unique taste and quality of Italian products among Canadian consumers and professionals of the sector.
The pavilion will host more than 50 Italian producers showcasing an extensive range of new authentic products that will enrich the offer in Canada.
In the last 20 years, Italian food imports to Canada have recorded a growth rate of 246%. Today, Italy is ranked among the five main suppliers worldwide and is the first European supplier country to Canada.
We take this opportunity to share with you the pride for our traditions and culture, which you will taste in our authentic products.
Canadians are aware that by choosing genuine products from Italy, they will not only taste excellence and tradition, but also the earth’s abundance and the sunny climate of our peninsula."