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1 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy November 2007 Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy & Meat Transition Assistance Program

2 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy 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

3 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy BCFPA Initiatives BCFPA is committed, by 2009, to achieve: Maintenance and enhancement of BCs 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

4 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy Meat Processing Initiative: MIES/MTAP Goals 1.Reasonable access to provincially licensed slaughter facilities for all BC regions 2.Increased licensed livestock slaughter capacity 3.A basis for future expansion

5 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy BCFPA Meat Processing Programs Supported by Province, managed by BCFPA: 1.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 2.Meat Transition Assistance Program –50-50 money for individual plants or community solutions to meet new standards

6 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy MTAP Individual Plants $3M+ set aside for individual plants dollars to max $50K per plant Reimburses eligible expenses when plant licensed 58 applications received by 30 Sep 2006 deadline/39 approved/18 pending

7 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy MTAP Community Solutions $1M+ set aside for community solutions 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

8 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy 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

9 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy Vancouver Island/ Gulf Island Licenced Maplewood Farms – Victoria Valleyview Farms – Nanimo Gunter Bros. – Courtenay Island Farmhouse Poultry – Cowichan Bay The Cluck Stops Here – Qualicum Als 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

10 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy 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

11 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy 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

12 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy 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

13 BC Food Processors Association Meat Industry Enhancement Strategy Contact us BC Food Processors Association Don Davidson Kathleen Gibson Donna Brendon Tony Toth


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