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Canada invests $7.8 million to keep workers safe at Prairie meat plants

Christian Fernsby |
On behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Special Representative for the Prairies, Jim Carr, announced support of up to $7.8 million through the Emergency Processing Fund for 24 meat processing companies across the Prairies.

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Topics: CANADA   

This funding helps these businesses keep employees safe and the regional food supply chain running strong.

Recipients are using this funding to make adjustments to enable social distancing, purchase reuseable personal protective equipment (PPE), install protective barriers, improve sanitation and develop training for employees.

These changes are also helping the food plants avoid production bottlenecks and safely keep up with Canadian consumer demand.

The announcement was made alongside two of the 24 recipients:

Winkler Meats Ltd., a federally inspected abattoir and processing plant in Manitoba, which is receiving up to $1,447,693; and,

Viva Deli, a meat processing and retail operation in Alberta, which is receiving up to $70,184.


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