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Supporting Eastern Ontario Food Processors

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Supporting Eastern Ontario Food Processors

The provincial and federal governments are supporting Ontario's food and beverage processing sector by helping local businesses implement sustainable technology to expand production, meet consumer demand and create jobs.

The following projects in Eastern Ontario will receive support:

Beau's All Natural Brewing Company - This independent craft brewer received $96,659 to support the implementation of an automated bottling line. This upgrade is allowing the brewery to increase its productivity and grow its business.

Brandneu Foods Canada Inc. - This Cobourg-based manufacturer of kale snack chips received $100,000 to replace a manual packaging process with an automated one that is expected to increase capacity and efficiency.

Calico Food Ingredients Ltd. - This Kingston-based supplier and distributor of food ingredients, such as flavourings and food colouring products, received $44,922 to develop and implement an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning system to help increase production output and operational efficiency.

Canadian Blast Freezers Inc. - This Trenton-based business specializes in cold storage, freezing and shipping of food products. Canadian Blast Freezers Inc. received $5,000 to conduct an audit of its energy and water use to identify processing improvement and cost reduction opportunities.

Haliburton Highlands Brewing - This Haliburton-based brewer received $100,000 to purchase and install specialized equipment to increase its batch sizes of beer, improving productivity and operating efficiency for the business.

Kawartha Dairy Limited - This Bobcaygeon-based dairy company received $100,000 to upgrade packaging equipment to include innovative screw-top packing functionality.

Kimicha - This Ottawa-based business will receive $21,198.80 to support the addition of a state-of-the-art automatic tea-bagging machine to help develop value-added products.

Mariposa Dairy Ltd. - This Lindsay-based producer of goat and sheep cheese products received $73,590 to expand its cheese-aging facility so it can expand production and market of specialty artisanal cheese products. Mariposa Dairy Ltd. also received $91,262 to purchase equipment to expand production of frozen goat cheese.

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Media Contacts

  • Christina Crowley-Arklie

    OMAFRA, The Office of the Honourable Jeff Leal


  • Kristy Denette

    OMAFRA, Communications Branch


  • Guy Gallant

    AAFC, Director of Communications, Office of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay




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