Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative

The second intake for the Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative is now closed. Applications are being reviewed for the second intake of the Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative in the order they are received by the ministry. The Ministry will notify applicants of their status once the intake is fully subscribed.

This initiative provides funding support for provincially licensed meat processors, or federally licensed meat processors in Ontario for equipment to increase efficiency and productivity. Eligible businesses may receive 60 per cent cost-share funding, up to a maximum of $150,000 contribution under this initiative per business. Eligible projects must be completed with equipment delivered and claims submitted by March 25, 2022 for eligible expenses incurred on or after November 19, 2021. Recipients will have until June 30, 2022 to have their equipment installed.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) is a five-year federal- provincial-territorial initiative to strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri- products sectors, and increase their competitiveness, prosperity and sustainability.

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Overview

The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping agri-food businesses address efficiency and productivity issues in free standing meat plants and abattoirs.

Through the Partnership, the Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative will provide funding for eligible recipients to implement projects to improve the productivity of their operations through equipment upgrades.

Meat Processors Capacity Improvement Initiative

Purpose:

To provide cost-share support through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (The Partnership) to provincially licensed meat processors or federally licensed meat processors for equipment to increase productivity through equipment upgrades. This initiative is offered under the Value-Added Agriculture and Agri-Food Processing priority area of Minister's Order 0005/2018, as amended.

Important Timelines to consider before you apply:

  • Completed applications forms will be accepted from November 19, 2021 until December 3, 2021 or until the intake is fully subscribed, whichever comes first.
  • Submit your application as soon as possible. Complete applications that meet all eligibility criteria will be considered on a continuous basis while funding is available.
  • Approved projects: Deadline for submitting a claim for equipment purchased and on property, is no later than March 25, 2022
  • Equipment must be installed and verified no later than June 30, 2022
  • Funding is only paid out after verification of project completion

Note: Although equipment installation and verification can occur up to June 30, 2022, no project costs, including installation costs are eligible beyond the claim deadline of March 25, 2022.

The Ministry reserves the right to inspect/ verify installation of equipment has occurred to meet requirements outlined above.

To apply you must:

  • Read, understand and agree to abide by all requirements set out in these guidelines
  • Be:
    • A) an establishment identified in a licence that is issued under the Safe Food for Canadians Act (Canada)to slaughter a food animal, or to manufacture, process, treat, preserve, grade, package or label a meat product; or
    • B) a Meat Plant operated under a licence issued under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001
  • Be in compliance with all Requirements of Law and agree to remain in compliance with all Requirements of Law for the duration of the project
  • Provide all of the information required in the application form
  • Provide a Canada Revenue Agency Business Number as part of the application process, if applicable

Available Cost-share Funding

  • 60 per cent cost-share, up to a maximum of $150,000 contribution under this initiative per business. Businesses will be able to submit multiple applications but cannot be approved for more than the maximum amount of available cost-share funding across all projects.

Eligible Activities and Expenses

Incremental expenses specifically required to increase efficiency and productivity that are incurred on or after November 19, 2021 for the following:

  • Measures to support the productivity and efficiency of eligible businesses through the purchase and installation of new/ refurbished equipment and associated costs (including minor building modifications if necessary and feasible within timelines), as listed below.
  • Eligible activities and expenses for equipment and associated costs of:
    • Increased cooler/freezer capacity, including:
      • Reefer trailers
      • Condenser units
      • Seals on cooler/ freezer doors
      • Air flow upgrades in coolers/ freezers (e.g. fans)
    • Waste management handling/processing, including:
      • Equipment and structures to handle, store and dispose of deadstock and processing by-products (e.g. blood and wastewater holding tanks)
      • Equipment and structures to handle, store and dispose of SRM (e.g. chilled and frozen storage, SRM screen system for whole plant)
      • In-vessel composting, treatment and disposal (e.g., hides, feathers, deadstock)
    • Animal handling/processing, including:
      • Barn/holding pen upgrades (e.g. chute design, increase size/capacity)
      • Animal restraints/knock boxes/upgrades (e.g. non-slip floor, upright restraints)
      • Kill floor/evisceration room equipment (e.g. Stunning equipment, hoists, bleed rail, saws, pneumatic skinning knife, hide pullers, leg cutters)
    • Product Handling/processing, including:
      • Conveyer/rail systems, winches, hydraulics, skinning beds/cradles, automated tote washer, scales, vacuum packaging, mixers
  • Engineering/professional services for equipment that is part of the project
  • One-time costs associated with training key personnel on project-related new equipment and technology (e.g., train the trainer)
  • One-time labour costs specifically required for the project, such as third-party advisory fees
  • Equipment must be for facilities in Ontario and must remain in Ontario
  • In order to be eligible, costs must be for procurement of goods and services through a transaction with a third-party that is at Arm's Length from the successful applicant. Any cost that is not incurred in this manner is not eligible.
  • When incurring eligible costs, successful applicants must follow a process that is transparent, fair and promotes the best value for the money expended at competitive prices no greater than fair market value after deducting available discounts.
  • During the application process, supporting documents (e.g. quotes) for eligible costs are required. This includes a minimum of one quote per eligible item.

Ineligible Activities and Expenses

The following costs and expenses are not eligible:

  • Any capital item that is funded by government sources at 75 per cent or more
  • In-kind contributions
  • Eligible costs incurred before November 19, 2021 or after March 25, 2022
  • Costs incurred in preparing an application
  • Any cost not specifically required for implementation of the project
  • Normal costs of establishing, expanding (including to a new facility) or operating a business
  • Costs for the purchase of Common items
  • Deposits (prepayments) for which goods or services are not yet fully received
  • Any travel, meal or incidental costs
  • contractor expenses (e.g. contractor insurance)
  • Multi-use items (e.g., items that can reach beyond the scope of the project including computers, printers, brooms, squeegees, pressure washer, chemicals, etc.)
  • Equipment or structural upgrades not directly linked to increasing productivity/efficiency, examples include but are not limited to:
    • ERP software and solutions
    • Equipment related to retail space
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Building security
    • Upgrading processing room floor surfaces
    • Conveyances for animal and product transport
    • Lighting upgrades
    • Pest control devices
    • Written program development or updating
    • Air flow upgrades (not including the coolers/freezer)
  • Leasing of equipment
  • Costs of vehicles, transportation equipment, mobile material handling equipment (powered or unpowered), and construction and agriculture machinery (e.g., farm equipment)
  • Training not related to equipment purchased through the program
  • Purchase or lease of land or buildings
  • Financing charges, loan and lease interest payments, bank fees and charges as well as debt restructuring or fundraising
  • Permits and approvals
  • Legal fees
  • Expenses incurred for other approved Partnership projects
  • Costs related to activities that promote Ontario products explicitly over those of another province or territory
  • Costs related to activities that directly influence or lobby any level of government
  • Costs of basic research
  • Taxes, including Harmonized Sales Tax
  • Any refund or rebate the applicant receives or is eligible to receive
  • Warranties or ongoing technical support
  • Any in-kind costs including in-kind time for staff training or training of staff
  • Modifications and repairs as part of routine maintenance (e.g., replacing old surfaces with the same material; replacing or repairing doors; repairs to roof, exterior walls or foundation; fencing)
  • Professional services not directly related to the eligible activity
  • Projects that have the sole purpose of coming into or maintaining compliance with Requirements of the Law that pertain to current business operations
  • Projects that support activities related to aquaponic food production, aquaculture, seaweed, fish and seafood production and processing
  • Projects that are located outside of Ontario
  • Any other expenditure deemed by the Minister to be ineligible

Project Stacking

  • Applicants may access other government funding as long as those other programs also allow stacking. The maximum level of total assistance provided from all sources is 100 per cent of the total eligible costs.
    • Note: Any capital item that is funded by government sources at 75 per cent or more is ineligible
  • All funding for a project, including from additional sources, must be listed on the application.

Submitting an Application

The electronic application form is available here.

Applicants can submit a completed application using the electronic application form with all supporting documentation by email to agruralprograms@ontario.ca.

If you submit an application by email, but do not receive an acknowledgement within three business days, please contact OMAFRA at: 1-877-424-1300.

All complete applications received are evaluated based only on the information submitted. Applications will not be considered if they do not meet eligibility criteria or if they are incomplete.

Complete applications that meet eligibility criteria will be considered on a continuous basis while funding is available.

The application form will not be considered if it does not meet eligibility criteria or if it is incomplete. This includes registration to the Transfer Payment Common Registry (visit Transfer Payment Ontario for more information) and to receive direct deposit payments through Supply Chain Ontario (visit Supply Chain Ontario to register or to update the business' information).

Applicants will be notified by email following assessment of the application. There are two possible outcomes:

Application is approved - the applicant will receive an Approval Letter that you will be required to endorse and return to OMAFRA. The applicant will also receive confirmation of Claim procedures and submission deadlines. The applicant will be required to register through the Province of Ontario's Transfer Payment Ontario system (an online registration tool), be invoiced for and pay all project costs, receive all funding paid by OMAFRA.

Application is declined - the applicant will receive a brief explanation for the decision

Submitting A Claim

Claims must be submitted to OMAFRA no later than the claim deadline date of March 25, 2022.

Although equipment installation and verification can occur up to June 30, 2022, no project costs, including installation costs are eligible beyond the claim deadline of March 25, 2022.

The Ministry may request any additional information from the applicant that it considers necessary and reserves the right to inspect and verify that the equipment has been installed.

The Ministry will only pay out funding after verification of project completion.

What the Claim package must contain:

  • Completed Claim Form
  • Proof of payment
  • Copies of all paid invoices
  • Completed Final Report

Proof of payment must verify:

  • Who paid
  • Who received payment
  • The amount of payment
  • The date of payment

Acceptable proof of payments includes:

  • an electronic image of processed cheque;
  • a statement from a banking institution indicating to whom the processed cheque was written, or electronic payment made, and for what amount; or
  • a credit card or debit card receipt or statement clearly identifying amount and to whom the payment was made. (Credit card or debit card numbers and other information, including costs that are unrelated to the project, should be blacked out.)
  • such further and other proof as the administrator may require and accept.

Approved funding will be paid once the applicant has incurred and paid for expenses and equipment, if applicable, has been installed, and the submitted claim package has met all the requirements and been approved by OMAFRA.

Definitions

In addition to definitions set out in Minister's Order 0005/2018

Arm's Length: An entity is considered Arm's Length if they are not related, not affiliated persons, or otherwise controlled by another member or members. Refer to Section 251 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) for the detailed statutory provision for determining Arm's Length relationships. If you have any questions about whether a supplier meets this requirement, please contact OMAFRA at 1-877-424-1300.

Capital Costs: These include costs of machinery, equipment, software development/purchase and installation; renovations; site improvements; leasehold improvements; building improvements and construction.

Claim: A report submitted by the recipient to the Province of Ontario to provide the Province of Ontario with information on which to base a reimbursement payment. Claims must meet all of the requirements set out by the Province of Ontario.

Federally Licensed Meat Plant: An establishment identified in a licence that is issued under the Safe Food for Canadians Act (Canada)to slaughter a food animal, or to manufacture, process, treat, preserve, grade, package or label a meat product;

Incurred (Cost): A cost for which a business has become liable to pay.

Provincially Licensed Meat Plant: Is a Meat Plant operated under a licence issued under the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001

Requirements of Law: As set out in Minister's Order 0005/2018, means all applicable statutes, regulations, by-laws, ordinances, codes, official plans, rules, Guidelines, approvals, permits, licenses, authorizations, orders, decrees, injunctions, directions,and agreements as they may be amended from time to time, with all authorities that now or at any time hereafter may relate to the Applicant's business operations, the Initiative or both and applicable program guidelines.

Application Declaration

In order to apply, the applicant must agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership ("the Partnership") and Minister's Order 0005/2018.

The applicant must be a legal entity that is eligible for Partnership Cost-share Funding. The individual who submits the application form must be a person who is authorized by the applicant to submit the form on behalf of the applicant and to bind the applicant to the contents therein. This person is referred to as "you" below.

You must certify on the application that:

  • You have read, understand, and agree to abide by all requirements of the Partnership Cost-share Funding given in these guidelines and MO 0005/2018
  • All information submitted on the application is true and complete, to the best of your knowledge, belief and understanding.
  • All sources of funding for the proposed project, other than the applicants', have been disclosed in this application, including sources and amounts from federal, provincial and municipal governments, and such funds do not, and will, not exceed 100 per cent of total project costs.
  • The applicant does not currently owe any money to Ontario, or you have attached a description of the applicant's debt to Ontario to this application.
  • You are not, nor is any officer, director or employee of the applicant (if any) a current or former federal public office holder or federal public servant, or, if you, or any officer, director or employee of the applicant (if any) are a current or former federal public officer holder or federal public servant, you or that officer, director or employee of the applicant (if any) are in compliance with the Conflict of Interest Act, the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons, the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector, and the Policy on Conflict of Interest and Post-employment, as applicable.
  • You are not, nor is any officer, director or employee of the applicant (if any), a member of the House of Commons or of the Senate, or if you, or any officer, director or employee of the applicant (if any) are, you or the officer, director or employee of the applicant (if any) are permitted under the Parliament of Canada Act to receive funding from Canada under the Partnership.

You must further certify on the Application, that the applicant:

  • Shall retain all records relating to any payments made to the applicant including all invoices and proof of payment for at least seven (7) years from the date on which the written agreement expires or is terminated.
  • Shall consent to Ontario and Ontario's program administrator (if any) publishing information about the project/activities funded including the agreement entered into, the amount of funding the applicant has been approved to receive and/or has received, the nature and results of any project/activities funded, along with the applicant's name.

You must further acknowledge and accept that:

  • The Partnership is a discretionary, non-entitlement program and the applicant is not entitled to funding merely as a consequence of submitting an application. Payment is subject to Ontario receiving all the necessary appropriations from the Ontario Legislature, Ontario receiving all the necessary monies from Canada, the applicant and the applicant's project (including all activities) satisfying eligibility criteria, eligible expenses criteria, as well as the applicant's compliance with all terms and conditions of the Partnership and Minister's Order 0005/2018.
  • If it is determined the applicant has received a payment the applicant was not eligible to receive, through administrative error or otherwise, the applicant will repay any and all payments that the applicant was not eligible to receive as well as any surplus funding.
  • Any payments made to the applicant may be subject to recovery or offset against the applicant's pre-existing debts to the Crown in Right of Ontario or Canada.
  • Ontario, Ontario's program administrator (if any) or, Canada, including, their respective Ministers, directors, officers, agents, employees or representatives (as applicable) shall not be liable for any damage or loss whatsoever, or howsoever arising, including, damage or loss arising from any advice, opinions, representations, warranties or the provision of information under the Partnership.
  • The information provided for the Partnership may, with the exception of the Social Insurance Number of recipients of funding who are sole proprietors, partners in a partnership and members of unincorporated entities where they do not have a Canada Revenue Agency Business Number, be disclosed by Ontario or Ontario's program administrator (if any) on behalf of Ontario to verify compliance with other provincial and federal funding initiatives administered by Ontario or another program administrator on behalf of Ontario or by Ontario in order to confirm the information provided, to verify eligibility and to ensure there is no duplication of funding.
  • The information provided to the Partnership may, with the exception of the Social Insurance Number of recipients of funding who are sole proprietors, partners in a partnership and members of unincorporated entities where they do not have a Canada Revenue Agency Business Number, be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Ontario), the Access to Information Act (Canada) or Privacy Act (Canada).

You must consent to the following on behalf of the applicant:

  • To provide accurate, timely and full information, including supporting documentation, to Ontario or Ontario's program administrator (if any) and will notify Ontario or Ontario's program administrator (if any) immediately in the event there are any changes to information provided.
  • To provide Canada, Ontario and Ontario's program administrator (if any), as well as their authorized representatives, with any information or access to a person, place or thing within ten (10) business days of any request, field verification or audit.
  • To comply with onsite field inspections and/or audits by Ontario or Ontario program administrator (if any) upon notice, and during normal business hours, to verify eligibility, and to evaluate compliance with the requirements of the Partnership.
  • To comply with reviews by Ontario of information related to other programs and initiatives delivered by, or for, Ontario in which the applicant is enrolled or has applied.
  • The use of the applicant's name and contact information by Ontario, Ontario's program administrator (if any) and/ or Canada to contact the applicant for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the Partnership programming, or for any other similar purpose.

In the event of a conflict between anything set out in Guidelines and the Minister's Order, the Minister's Order will prevail.

Errors and Omissions Excepted

Approved Projects

Recipient Project Description County Region
Uniqpol Recipient will receive up to $138,270 to replace key processing equipment to increase production capacity. Project activities include the purchasing of a tumbler, injector with brine mixer and a double racked oven. Brant County West
Soloway Hot Dog Factory Inc. Recipient will receive up to $98,941.98 to increase productivity through equipment upgrades. Activities include the purchase of a bowl chopper/ mixer with refurbishments (electrical and mechanical), ice machines and freezer doors. York Region Central
Pure Foods Meat Solutions Inc. (formerly Tasty Chip 2008 Inc.) Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to acquire a meat slicer to increase volume output. Activities include the purchase and installation of a meat slicer. Toronto Region Central
West Grey Premium Beef Inc. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 for the purchasing of a meat slicer. Grey County West
Highland Poultry Fine Foods Ltd. Recipient will receive up to $818.78 for the purchase of a platform scale. Hamilton Region West
Bruno's Signature Recipient will receive up to $149,450.65 to increase cooling capacity, assisting in more food production to support demand. Activities include purchase and installation of an oven, injector and condensing units. Durham Region Central
The Food Plus Company Inc. Recipient will receive up to $9,715.20 to increase production by purchasing and installing scale and door seals. Durham Region Central
Jo & John Meat Produce & Delicatessen Ltd. Recipient will receive up to $88,800 for the purchasing of machinery for product handling and increasing freezer capacity. Project activities includes the purchase of a new bowl cutter and construction of a cooler. Peel Region Central
Shefa Meats Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to increase productivity through equipment upgrades by purchasing and installing a packaging machine. Toronto Region Central
TFF (2519558 Ontario Ltd.) Recipient will receive up to $147,713.40 to purchase equipment for increasing efficiency and productivity. Project activities include electrician services and the purchasing of condenser units, a vacuum packing machine and sealers for freezers. Toronto Region Central
Canada Meat Group Inc Recipient will receive up to $148,324.20 for the purchasing of a vacuum sealer and shrink tank to increase production. Nipissing District Northeast
Metzger Meat Products Inc. Recipient will receive up to $75,209.39 to increase efficiency on packaging line for production. Activities include the purchase and installation of a packaging machine. Huron County West
Alves Meats Recipient will receive up to $23,100 for a new mixer to increase production. Project activities include the purchase of a paddle mixer. Hamilton Region West
R. Fiedler Meat Products Ltd. Recipient will receive up to $149,882.64 to increase efficiency and output. Activities include the purchase and installation of an ice flaker, compressors/ evaporators and services from an electrician. Norfolk County West
Big Red Markets Recipient will receive up to $148,454.40 for the purchasing of machinery to automate production. Project activities include the purchase of a new automatic multi-washer and tray former. Niagara Region West
The Burger's Priest Recipient will receive up to $109,227.90 to purchase a bowl chopper to improve processes. Activities include the purchase of a bowl chopper, column dumper, and electrical costs to set up the equipment. Toronto Region Central
Sikorski Sausages Company Limited Recipient will receive up to $142,167.59 for the purchasing of machinery to increase efficiency. Project activities include the purchasing and installation of a shrink tank, drying unit and vacuum packaging machine. Middlesex County West
Mrakovic Fine Foods Inc. Recipient will receive up to $83,315.76 to improve processing efficiency. Activities include the purchase and installation of a conveyor, vacuum packaging machine and a dip/shrink tank. Toronto Region Central
Alzahraa Halal Meat Inc. Recipient will receive up to $92,316 to purchase a vacuum packaging machine to increase packaging efficiency. Toronto Region Central
Bachert Meats Inc. Recipient will receive up to $43,194 to increase efficiency and productivity. Activities include purchase of a trolley, gambrel bars, grinder, buggies, patty machine and conveyor system. Huron County West
Exceldor Foods Limited Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase and install scales, sorting stations and conveyor. Project activities also include electrical and programming services. Grey County West
Farm Fresh Poultry Ltd. (formerly Farm Fresh Poultry Co-Op) Recipient will receive up to $43,351.80 for expansion of a live bird holding area. Wellington County West
JJ Meat Distribution Inc. Recipient will receive up to $61,594.20 to purchase and install a new water well (drilling and electrical), pump and well system. York Region Central
Venetian Meat and Salami Company Limited Recipient will receive up to $150,000 for the purchasing of a new cutting machine and installation of a salami washer. Hamilton Region West
Osmow's Commissary Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase and install a whole leg deboner including a blade sharpener to improve quality and reduce outsourcing. Peel Region Central
Golden Valley Farms Inc. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase a vacuum packaging machine. Wellington County West
Bani Halal Food Wholesale (o/a Bani Meat Processing Inc.) Recipient will receive up to $54,000 to increase freezer capacity. Project activities include the purchasing and installation of a walk in freezer. Toronto Region Central
Piller's Fine Foods Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to modify existing smokehouses through the purchase and installation of a duct system. Waterloo Region West
Matar Meats Recipient will receive up to $3,781.07 for equipment. Activities include the purchase of a lamb cradle, carcass saws and a stunner pistol. Ottawa Region East
Penokean Hills Farms Inc. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to maximize efficiency and increase volume. Project activities include the purchase of kill floor equipment, a patty former, splitter saw, stunner pistol, ice flaker, vacuum packaging machine, rail scale and a leg shear. Algoma District Northeast
Wellington Poultry Ltd Recipient will receive up to $44,280 to increase freezer capacity. Project activities include the purchase and installation of a walk in freezer. Wellington County West
Wellington Poultry Ltd Recipient will receive up to $33,259 to increase freezer capacity. Project activities include the purchase and installation of a crate transportation system and conveyor. Wellington County West
Clarington Poultry Inc. Recipient will receive up to $111,456.19 to expedite freezing chickens in order to free cooler space. Project activities include the purchase of an ice flaker, augers, condenser unit and high velocity evaporator coil. Durham Region Central
Franz's Butchershop and Catering Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to increase processing capacity. Project activities include the purchase and installation of an indirect smokehouse and HVAC modifications to support the smokehouse. Peterborough County East
Al-Shamas Food Products Recipient will receive up to $37,200 to upgrade their freezer in order to increase capacity. Project activities include converting a regular freezer into a blast freezer. Peel Region Central
Halendas Fine Foods Ltd Recipient will receive up to $143,730 to increase chilling and slicing capacity. Project activities include the purchasing and installation of a slicer and blast freezer. Durham Region Central
Palma Pasta Corporation Recipient will receive up to $150,000 for the purchase and installation of new freezer, modifications to cooler area and a new electrical tilting automatic braising pan. Peel Region Central
Poppa G's Quality Meats Recipient will receive up to $75,239.40 to purchase a packaging machine, conveyor, walk in freezer, walk in coolers and freezer panels. York Region Central
TNT Foods International Recipient will receive up to $52,509.21 for the purchasing of a new conveyor system (feed conveyor, delivery conveyors, and platform) to improve overall efficiency and product handling process. Peel Region Central
King Cole Ducks Ltd. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase a new rotary vacuum chamber machine to reduce waste and improve packaging efficiency. York Region Central
Lou's Kitchen or TMF Foods Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase a double head injector. Hamilton Region West
Bussiere's Italian Sausage Recipient will receive up to $53,001.81 to purchase and install packaging equipment and a new mincer to increase productivity and efficiency. Cochrane District Northeast
Leadbetter Foods Inc. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 for vacuum packaging equipment and additional parts to increase productivity. Simcoe County Central
Agram Meats Recipient will receive up to $99,143.16 to increase capacity through equipment upgrades. Project activities include the purchase of freezers, coolers, label printer, mixer, injector, vacuum tumbler, patty former and meatball drums. Halton Region Central
White Veal Meat Packers Ltd Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase two new packaging machines. Simcoe County Central
Mrakovic Fine Foods Inc. Recipient will receive up to $56,204.64 for the expansion of their packaging and cooling room. Toronto Region Central
Patty Palace Recipient will receive up to $150,000 for a packaging machine and training expenses. Toronto Region Central
Amir Quality Meats Inc. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase and install a Waterjet cutting system to improve labour productivity. Peel Region Central
G. Brandt Meat Packers Limited Recipient will receive up to $150,000 for a new stuffer and associated components. Peel Region Central
Georgian Bay Meat Packers Inc. Recipient will receive up to $41,599.88 to expand processing capabilities. Project activities include the purchase of a reefer trailer, portioner, sausage stuffer, mixer, floor scale, slicer and a meat saw. Simcoe County Central
European Meats & Deli Recipient will receive up to $93,592.20 for the purchase and installation of an automatic rollstock packaging machine. Thunder Bay District Northwest
Al Madina Halal Meat Packers Recipient will receive up to $36,001.10 for equipment upgrades. Project activities include the purchase of a dehider, saws, meat grinder, stunner pistols and a cutlery sharpener. Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry County East
Vanessa Meats & Deli Inc. Recipient will receive up to $49,419 to increase production with new and upgraded processing/handling equipment. Project activities include the purchase of a meat dicer, patty machine and a double chamber vacuum packaging machine. Norfolk County West
The Food Plus Company Inc. Recipient will receive up to $13,530 to increase production. Project activities include the purchase of a mixer/grinder. Durham Region Central
PastaCo Recipient will receive up to $150,000 for the purchase of a spiral freezer with associated evaporator and conveyor. Halton Region Central
Conestoga Meat Packers Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase and install automated box lifting equipment to increase packaging efficiencies. Waterloo Region West
JBS Foods Canada ULC Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase equipment for increasing throughput and efficiency of meat processing lines. Project activities include the purchasing of a vacuum filler, conveyor, portioner, tray feeder and tray denester. Hastings County East
Canadian Blast Freezers Ltd. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to increase Japanese ground seasoned pork grinding productivity/capacity. Project activities include the purchase of two dicers. Hastings County East
La Cultura Salumi Inc. Recipient will receive up to $63,144 for the purchase and installation of a mixer for marinated water buffalo and beef meat products. Hastings County East
Al-Shamas Food Products Recipient will receive up to $106,260 to improve processing efficiency. Project activities include the purchasing of a Hobart Planetary mixer, metal detector tunnel, rotating collection table, shrink packaging machine and cooking mixer. Peel Region Central
Bluewater Meat Packers Inc. Recipient will receive up to $33,002.46 to increase processing capabilities by creating efficiencies and increasing plant capacity. Activities include the purchase of meat tree, beef hook, refrigeration panels, condensers, evaporator, compressors and mixer. Lambton County Central
Brian Quinn's Meats Ltd. Recipient will receive up to $34,122.25 for the purchasing of machinery to increase productivity. Project activities include the purchasing and installation of a vertical slicer, temperature sensors, bench scales, waterproof industrial screen and labeling machine. Lennox & Addington County East
Desormeaux Meat Recipient will receive up to $26,486.25 for an upgrade to processing machinery. Project activities include the purchasing of grinder mixer, large meat cutting saw and 13 inch meat slicer upgrade. Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry County East
Hayter's Turkey Products Inc. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase and setup a custom Turn-key POSS system with a dumper, conveyor, blending/ mixing pump, hopper, heat exchanger, box fill system and other components. Huron County West
Jadee Meat Products Limited Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to purchase a frozen meat mixer and a freezer door. Niagara Region West
Kroes Croquettes Inc. Recipient will receive up to $58,861.20 to purchase a vacuum filler and portioner with associated accessories. Peterborough County East
Leone Fine Foods Recipient will receive up to $66,197.49 to increase freezer capacity. Project activities include the purchase of a new freezer with new panels, compressor, Keeprite/Trenton and heated frame freezer doors. Installation is also included with the project budget including; services of an electrician, skyjack rental and drain plumbing. York Region Central
NMK Foods Inc. Recipient will receive up to $42,150 to increase capacity and production. Project activities include the purchasing and installation of a grinder, associated electrical upgrades, freezer cell, new freezer compressor/coil and new sliding freezer doors. Peel Region Central
Premier Kosher Inc. Recipient will receive up to $150,000 to increase evisceration productivity at Premier Kosher Poultry. Activities include the purchase and installation of an evisceration system with multiple components. Niagara Region West
Royal Meats Inc. Recipient will receive up to $78,253.19 for the purchasing of machinery to automate meat blending and increase production of burger and sausage. Project activities include the purchasing of a burger forming machine, Chevap machine, additional column loader, a dicer and electrician services for installation. Peel Region Central
Skilcor Food Products Ltd. Recipient will receive up to $114,195.67 to purchase a Sullair Screw compressor and its associated components, to increase efficiency producing ribs. Peel Region Central
Super Sausage 2003 Ltd. Recipient will receive up to $149,940.27 to expand processing capacity. Project activities include the purchase of a pH control and monitoring system, refrigeration unit, condensers, gas oven, buggy washer, smoke rods washer, packaging machine and a brine injector. Hamilton Region West
Vanessa Meats & Deli Inc. Recipient will receive up to $13,485.06 to purchase a stunning pistol and breaking saw. Norfolk County West

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