Energy, Mines and Resources

Agriculture

Food Safety

This program provides for the development of food safety strategies for all agri-food commodities in Yukon. Strategies related to food safety education and training,
food safety compliance, and livestock and agri-product traceability are included under this program.

Food safety education and training activities will allow for adaptation, development and implementation of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) or HACCP-based systems on farms and in the agri-food processing sector.

Food safety compliance activities will facilitate adoption of, and compliance with, food safety standards and regulations, as well as address health and safety issues associated with agribusiness activities.

Traceability activities will contribute to the adoption and implementation of national traceability systems that will allow Yukon to participate in enhanced tracking systems for food-safe outcomes. The main focuses will be agricultural and agri-food producer and processor premise identification and support for participation in the national livestock identification program.

Eligible Activities

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • presentation of and participation in food safety and HACCP training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences;
  • activities that create and support partnerships with governments and national producer organizations in the adoption of food safety strategies and standards;
  • activities that facilitate the adoption of Good Manufacturing Practices and international standards such as HACCP or ISO 22000 in food processing plants; and
  • professional technical and analytical advice that facilitate compliance with food safety standards and regulations and that implement traceability systems;

Eligible Applicants

Individuals, farm groups, cooperatives, non-profit organizations and governments.

Eligible Funding

Assistance may be provided for up to 50% of the project costs for individuals if in-kind contributions are included in the application, and up to 60% if there are no in-kind contributions, up to 75% of the project costs for farm groups and cooperatives, and up to 100% of the project costs for governments and non-profit organizations.

Contact Us:

Energy, Mines and Resources
Agriculture Branch
Phone: 867.667.5838
Fax: 867.393.6222
Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca

Visit us on the 3rd floor, Room 320, of the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon.

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