Manitoba Starch Products

Manitoba Starch Products Announces Recent Certifications

MSP Potato Starch & Red Leaf Potato Starch are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free Certified and HAACP Certified.  At Manitoba Starch Products, we believe in continuous improvement in processes and people. In addition to certifications, Manitoba Starch Products has invested heavily in improved automation and processes to ensure our ability to maintain a high standard of consistency in manufacturing.

Who Are We?  ….We are industry leaders in customer service, reliability and quality.

Manitoba Starch Products has the experience, commitment and resources to supply potato starch of exceptional quality for your company. Since 1987, we have been dedicated to assessing and continuously refining our starch production processes to ensure we provide consistent starch products of exceptional quality to each of our valued customers in Canada, the U.S.A and around the world. Our systems and processes are continuously monitored, reviewed and refined to ensure we meet our customer’s needs today, as well as prepare for the demands of tomorrow.

Manitoba Starch Products is located near Carberry, Manitoba, in the heart of Canada and surrounded by western Canadian potato production. We are the only manufacturer of food-grade potato starch in Canada. Our starch is derived from potatoes produced by Canadian processors, without the use of genetic modification.

Vision for the Future

  • We maintain state-of-the-art facilities to process raw potato starch into a HACCP certified food-grade dry starch for food applications.
  • We are committed to developing collaborative, profitable partnerships with customers and suppliers. We strive to be recognized as a partner that is loyal, consistent, fair and focused on continuous improvement.
  • We are driven by innovative ideas and the continuous pursuit of growth and opportunity—for our company, our employees, our industry, and our community.


Company History

Earl and Derek McLaren began potato farming in the early 1980’s. Due to their focus on growth and innovation, they quickly became recognized as one of the leading growers in the Province of Manitoba. Their potatoes were sold to local processing companies and approved for use by fast food chains throughout North America. Earl & Derek were featured in McDonald’s advertising as exemplary growers and suppliers.

Roger Moore founded Manitoba Starch Products in 1987. Roger designed the starch drying systems and began with a single contract. Over time, Manitoba Starch was successful in gaining contracts with other processors and the demand for starch continued to increase. A second plant was built in 2000, incorporating many improvements in design and allowing Manitoba Starch to significantly increase its capacity, and more than double its employees. Earl and Derek McLaren acquired Manitoba Starch in January 2002. In 2004, the food-grade expansion was completed with the addition of food-grade quality processing, packaging and monitoring equipment broadly expanding the market reach of Manitoba Starch Products to include food and food ingredient manufacturers.

Since 2004, Manitoba Starch Products has continuously improved its facilities through the addition of new packaging systems, improved raw material handling, HACCP certification, additional lab capabilities, a new dryer with increased capacity and PLC controls, new screening and state-of-the-art Mettler-Toledo metal detection.