Food Products

A trusted supplier of organics, dry beans, and specialty crops

SQF logoAs a leading Canadian supplier of food grade beans, Thompsons is well recognized by both domestic and international food companies. We have been exporting white pea beans to Europe since the late 1930’s and Special Quality White Hilum Soybeans (SQWH) since 1975 to Southeast Asia and Europe. England, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong are key areas of export.

Thompsons was the first grain elevator in the world to obtain SQF Level 3 accreditation.

With the abundance of genetically modified soybeans (GMO) in the market today, we supply our customers that utilize container shipments with Non-GMO Identity Preserved varieties. For those customers requiring larger volumes of over 10,000 mt per year, Thompsons have developed a contract program with our producer/growers which supplies specific varieties of approved soybeans that are non-GMO. These varieties are co-mingled and shipped via truck or rail to our designated ports for export via conventional vessel.

We have developed a Non-GMO manual which outlines the steps that we go through to ensure all possible due diligence is exercised from the seeding through harvesting, storing, and shipping to our designated ports. A copy of this manual is available, for viewing at our facilities.

For more information, please contact us!

Dry Beans, Peas, Legumes and Popcorn

Organic, Identity Preserved, Dry Beans and Popcorn

The Food Products division handles Identity Preserved soybeans (conventional and organic) and dry bean varieties including white pea beans, dark and light red kidney beans, and pinto beans. The Andersons is a key supplier to the canning and food processing industry. Our Food Products division contracts with North American producers, receives and processes for customers in export and domestic markets.

  • Identity Preserved soybeans (conventional and organic)
  • Organic specialists
  • Dry beans, peas and legumes
    • Navy (white pea beans)
    • Red kidney beans (light & dark)
    • Azuki
    • Pinto beans
    • Lentils
    • Yellow peas (whole and split)
    • Green peas (split)
    • Popcorn
    • Extensive list of products (ask us)

Logistics Specialists

We’ve successfully combined our strengths beginning with grower relationships in procuring specialty crops with IP traceability, quality processing, packaging, and freight logistics to bring you fine quality products.

Grocery and Food Service Products

We also procure, process, package and market dry beans and popcorn for the retail grocery market. Our popular Thompsons brand has been a favourite for multiple generations and can be found on many grocery store shelves.

We are Private Label Specialists

We offer maximum flexibility in packaging options, including re-sealable bags and sizing to meet your market needs. We’ll bring your brand to life.

Thompsons Packaging Facility


Thompsons contracts the production of food grade soybeans and edible dry beans from growers and selected wholesalers and then processes the product according to customer specifications. We then deliver the finished product as a food product or food ingredient following strict protocols. Thompsons utilizes its elevator network to collect and process the grains. In addition to the facilities located in Ontario, the company has a subsidiary operation located in the United States which specializes in contract production and processing of selected dry beans varieties.

Hensall yard at night photo


Thompsons is registered and participates in the following programs

  • SQF Edition 8
    Comprehensive food safety and quality systems certified. Six processing branches are certified: Norwich, Mitchell, Blenheim, East Grand Forks, Kent Bridge and Hensall
  • CIPRS plus HACCP
    Canadian Identity Preserved Recognition System plus Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
  • USDA NOP Organic Certificate of Conformity
    Processing, Handling and Trading

Seed Selection

Thompsons IP Elite starts with quality seed

Thompsons is committed to providing the highest quality seed possible.
Using Certified seed provides full traceability that our end-use customers demand.
All varieties in this section exceed the standards needed for CIPRS, HACCP, and SQF Level 3 certification.

Soybean variety options
This program complies with the Thompsons Identity Preserved Procedure Manual which requires the use of certified seed.

  • Other soybean varieties will be considered (please call)

Edible Bean variety options

  • Envoy (Full Season Manitoba)
  • OAC Thunder (95 days to maturity)
  • T9903 (92 days to maturity)
  • T9905 (98 days to maturity)
  • Vista (100 days to maturity)
  • Apex (104 days to maturity)
  • Beluga (105 days to maturity)
  • Snowdon (94 days to maturity)
  • GTS 1701
  • Thompsons Controlled varieties
  • Etna
  • Black Velvet
  • Midnight

Bean Recipes

Our latest bean recipes

Crop reports

Our latest crop reports

IP Elite

Our IP Elite program for Growers