Food Safety and Traceability Training and Education

Stream: Producer



Who should apply?

Producers who want to increase their knowledge of food safety or traceability related to the adoption of recognized food safety or traceability practices or systems. Livestock (except for dairy) and poultry operations are not eligible to apply.

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • Costs for courses, training and materials from a third- party training institution or industry expert related to the adoption of food safety and/or traceability practices and systems
  • Food safety courses may be offered by:
    • Colleges or universities
    • National or international food safety program owners
    • Accredited/approved auditing bodies for national or international food safety programs
    • Not-for-profit industry organizations
    • Licensed pest control companies
    • Sanitation companies

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • All ineligible activities and expenditures as detailed here
  • Training and education projects that fulfill academic requirements toward completion of a professional certificate, diploma or degree program
  • Mentoring or coaching services
  • Sponsorship or admission to conferences and learning events or initiatives
  • Writing, development, implementation or audit of a food safety program or traceability system
  • Capital expenses or costs of equipment required to put a food safety program or traceability system in place
  • Training of staff on newly developed or updated procedures, policies or practices related to food safety or traceability
  • In-kind contributions

Available cost-share

45 per cent, up to a maximum of $4,000

Required documentation

  • Course outline detailing training to be provided and outcomes, including a cost summary or quote from a training provider

Merit assessment criteria

  • Food safety priority of the food product
  • Food safety program certification status to national or international program standards (e.g., CanadaGAP)
  • Traceability system status
  • Level of risk mitigation associated with the education or training topic
  • Expected impact of the education or training
  • Sales channels and business markets used

What's Next?

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Edit date: December 13, 2018

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Need Help?

For assistance with the Online Program Guide, please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre – Mon. to Fri., 8 am – 5 pm, 1-877-424-1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca