Meat processing industry receives government investment
The governments of Canada and Ontario are have invested in the meat processing business with over $220,000 in cost-share funding to support 25 projects at provincially licenced abattoir businesses in Ontario.
This targeted effort through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership will help strengthen food safety in this important part of the province’s agri-food sector. 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.
These investments add to several initiatives Ontario has undertaken to support growth in the province’s meat sector this year, including the recent launch of a meat industry engagement panel.