Canada, Ontario invest to increase meat and poultry processing capacity
March 9, 2022 by Bree Rody
The Governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $900,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to launch a new tool connecting meat and poultry farmers with abattoirs that have available processing capacity and to support recruitment, retention and training initiatives in the industry.
The new initiative is led by Meat and Poultry Ontario and AgSights. By connecting farmers in need of processing with abattoirs who have additional capacity, the program aims to relieve processing capacity challenges and supply chain disruptions, this sending products to markets faster.
Additionally, Meat and Poultry Ontario and EIO Solutions are partnering to develop a suite of HR tools to support meat and poultry processing plants in the province through recruitment, training and other talent strategies. The aim is to optimize food safety knowledge and culture in provincially licensed meat plants while addressing current labor challenges.