Ontario is investing in projects intended to improve food safety

 

The Province has announced it is investing in meat-processing businesses in an effort to improve food safety.

According to a news release from the Province, the Ontario government has announced it will be providing $220,000 in cost-share funding to support 25 projects at provincially licenced abattoir businesses in Ontario.

This cost-share funding is in addition to funding to support 28 other projects completed at abattoirs in 2019, for a total investment of more than $530,000.

These funding initiatives, when combined with contributions from the abattoir businesses, will collectively result in approximately $1.7 million in investments to further improve food safety in Ontario. Each project is eligible for up to 50 per cent cost-share, with eligible abattoirs receiving a maximum of $20,000.

"The success of our meat processing businesses relies on the strength of our food safety systems," Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, said in the release.

"Supporting projects like these not only strengthens Ontario's capacity to produce safe, high-quality food products, it increases the overall competitiveness of the sector while creating good middle-class jobs," she continued.

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