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November 2007 Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy & Meat Transition Assistance Program. BCFPA Priorities. Coordinate, enhance, develop BC food processing sector Represent all BC food processors Provide industry voice to government and consumers Contribute to relevant public policy

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November 2007

Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy

&

Meat Transition Assistance Program

bcfpa priorities
BCFPA Priorities
  • Coordinate, enhance, develop BC food processing sector
  • Represent all BC food processors
  • Provide industry voice to government and consumers
  • Contribute to relevant public policy
  • Pursue key initiatives
bcfpa initiatives
BCFPA Initiatives

BCFPA is committed, by 2009, to achieve:

  • Maintenance and enhancement of BC’s meat processing infrastructure
  • A Food and BioProducts Technology and Commercialization Centre for BC processors
  • A strong BC Foods branding initiative with a long-term marketing plan
  • A labour force development strategy
  • Active Committees to address industry sector and policy issues, including small-scale interests
meat processing initiative mies mtap goals
Meat Processing Initiative: MIES/MTAP Goals
  • Reasonable access to provincially licensed slaughter facilities for all BC regions
  • Increased licensed livestock slaughter capacity
  • A basis for future expansion
bcfpa meat processing programs
BCFPA Meat Processing Programs

Supported by Province, managed by BCFPA:

  • Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy
    • Field work, coordination, policy analysis for plants
    • Help Desk: assist plants through BCCDC licensing
    • Print and Web resources: Guide, Planning Tools, Web site, newsletter, brochure
  • Meat Transition Assistance Program
    • 50-50 money for individual plants or community solutions to meet new standards
mtap individual plants
MTAP Individual Plants
  • $3M+ set aside for individual plants
  • 50-50 dollars to max $50K per plant
  • Reimburses eligible expenses when plant licensed
  • 58 applications received by 30 Sep 2006 deadline/39 approved/18 pending
mtap community solutions
MTAP Community Solutions
  • $1M+ set aside for “community solutions”
  • 50-50 dollars to max $100K per project
  • Requires:
    • Stakeholder group with plan for region
    • Broad representation: producers, local govt, MLA, plus processor proponent
    • Area must be “under-served” e.g. no custom kill
    • Proposal should enhance meat processing capacity
  • 28 applications received to date/10 approved/18 pending
plants on help desk list
Plants on Help Desk List
  • From estimated 300+ in 2005,
    • made contact with 115
    • retained 50+ by Sep 2006
    • Currently have 60+ files open for unlicensed plants
    • 50 interested in proceeding to licensing
    • Currently 29 provincially licensed
    • 5 Class “C” transitional licences
  • Of the 44
    • half are upgrades, half new builds
    • 3/4 red meat, 1/4 poultry
    • 8 are mobiles
vancouver island gulf island licenced
Vancouver Island/ Gulf Island Licenced
  • Maplewood Farms – Victoria
  • Valleyview Farms – Nanimo
  • Gunter Bros. – Courtenay
  • Island Farmhouse Poultry – Cowichan Bay
  • The Cluck Stops Here – Qualicum
  • Al’s Feathers Be Gone – Port Alberni
  • Sunshine Acres – Black Creek
  • Campbell Farm – Saturna Is.
  • Somerset Farm – Gabriola Is.
  • Hidden Valley Processing – Duncan
  • StoneCroft Farm – Black Creek
mainland licenced
Mainland Licenced
  • South Peace Colony Poultry – Dawson Creek
  • Johnson Packers – Chilliwack
  • Scotts Meats – Agassiz
  • Fraser Valley Duck and Goose Farm
  • AGM Beef Farm Ltd. – Cloverdale
  • Rodear Meats – Big Lake
  • Farmcrest Foods Ltd. – Salmon Arm
  • Gate to Plate Food services Inc. – Fort st. John
  • Fairline Development Canada – Richmond
  • Rainer Custom Cutting – Darfield
mainland licenced cont
Mainland Licenced (cont.)
  • Riverside Meats – Salmon Arm
  • Peace Country Poultry – Farmington
  • Kawano Farms – Prince George
  • Spokin Lake Meats – 150 Mile House
  • Country Locker – Vanderhoof
  • Kam Lake View Meats – Kamloops
  • Van Diemen Turkey Farm Ltd. - Keremeos
class c transitional licenced
Class “C” Transitional Licenced
  • Ceres Circle Farm – Kelowna
  • North Okanagan Game Farm – Enderby
  • Gold Creek Custom Meats – Cranbrook
  • Mike Roberts Slaughter Establishment – Armstrong
  • Gammenthaler Slaughter Establishment – Telkwa
  • Tarzwell Farms – Creston
contact us
Contact us

BC Food Processors Association

1.877.356.1660

Don Davidson don.davidson@bcfpa.ca

Kathleen Gibson kathleen.gibson@bcfpa.ca

Donna Brendon info@bcfpa.ca

Tony Toth tt@bcfpa.ca

www.bcfpa.ca/mies.html