Food Safety Equipment

Stream: Producer



Who should apply?

Producers who want to purchase equipment specifically designed to eliminate or reduce food safety risk and hazards.

Livestock (except for dairy) and poultry operations are not eligible to apply.

Eligible activities and expenditures

  • Costs for food safety equipment that will reduce or eliminate food safety hazards
  • Costs for food safety equipment that supports the implementation or improvement of an internationally or nationally recognized food safety program
  • Costs for food safety equipment to support changing industry standards
  • Costs associated with training related to the purchased equipment

Ineligible activities and expenditures

  • All ineligible activities and expenditures as detailed here
  • Equipment not related to food safety
  • Equipment to expand production Equipment to support regular maintenance
  • Consumable items (e.g., gloves, aprons, chemicals)
  • Multi-use items (e.g., water heaters, vacuums, laptops, tablets, printers, ink, labels)
  • Capital expenses required to put a food safety program in place
  • In-kind contributions

Available cost-share

35 per cent, up to a maximum of $10,000

Required documentation

  • Quote from the manufacturer to include a clear description of all equipment and/or equipment specifications and installation
  • Completed Food Safety and Traceability Action Plan template (see org)

Merit assessment criteria

  • Food safety priority of the food product
  • Current food safety program certification status to national or international program standards (e.g., CanadaGAP)
  • Food safety practices impacted by the acquisition of equipment
  • Ability of the equipment to improve food safety and control risks
  • Rationale for undertaking the project

What's Next?

Is this project for you? Find out if you meet the program requirements
Program Requirements
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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