An initiative to connect Ontario meat and poultry farmers in need of processing with abattoirs that have capacity is underway thanks to a $900,000 investment from the provincial and federal governments.
The new Farmer-Processor Connections Initiative, led by Meat and Poultry Ontario and AgSights, will help relieve processing capacity challenges and supply chain disruptions, help food processing businesses use their full capacity and help meat and poultry farmers get their products to domestic and international markets faster.
Additionally, Meat and Poultry Ontario and EIO Solutions are partnering to develop and implement a full suite of human resources tools to support meat and poultry processing plants in Ontario, with recruitment, retention, training, and policy development. These dedicated and tailormade resources will optimize food safety knowledge and culture in provincially licensed meat plants, while addressing ongoing labour challenges.
The funding is provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and builds on the more than $14 million invested last year through two intakes for the Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative.
Par : Farmtario Staff (04/03/2022)
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