Meat Processor Expanding in Oxford County - Ontario Government Supports Local Food Processors, Creates 43 Jobs
Ontario is helping a Zurich-based food processor expand production of organic meat products at its Ingersoll Plant to become more competitive, enter new markets and increase the demand for organic meat throughout Ontario.
With support from the Rural Economic Development Program, Field Gate Organics, will:
The project is expected to be completed in March 2012.
A strong agri-food industry is part of the McGuinty government's
plan to create jobs and opportunities that will grow the province's
"Field Gate Organics is important to the local agri-food sector
and important to Ontario's economy. By helping meat processors grow
and expand their business, we're creating jobs, supporting farmers,
and building a strong food system throughout Ontario."
"We would like to thank the Ontario government for their support,
which has allowed us to expand and improve the overall efficiency
of our plant resulting in new markets both in Canada and the United
States and moving us closer to our final goals. The Rural Economic
Development Program has given us the funds to go after markets we
may not have been able to go after on our own."
Want to grow your food business? Ontario can help.
For more information:
Melissa Zanette, Minister's Office, 416-326-3071