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CAN: Funding Food Safety Initiatives

CAN: Funding Food Safety Initiatives

A $1.7-million food safety program funded by the governments of Canada and British Columbia will help BC food processors reach new markets locally, across Canada and around the world. The Post-farm Food Safety program encourages businesses to adopt internationally recognized food safety programs such as the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point system. The program is designed to assess processors’ current food safety management systems and develop plans to improve those systems. It will also provide funds for food safety improvements in facilities. This will increase the marketability of BC food products domestically and internationally. Food and natural health product processing is BC’s largest manufacturing sector, with about $8 billion in annual sales and more than 30,000 employees. (Source: newsroom.gov.bc.ca)