Approved Projects from the Intake Period of November 4 to 26, 2019

Recipient Project Description County Region
A. Lococo Wholesale Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $110,470.02 to purchase and install new packaging equipment at their facility which is automated, and includes components that are digital and integrated with other weighing and labelling equipment to improve labour productivity and increase throughput. Hamilton Region West
Algoma Orchards Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $57,726.25 to purchase and install an innovative automated boiler to run and sanitize juice operations equipment, resulting in labour efficiency, energy savings, and other business benefits. Durham Region Central
Arla Foods Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $200,000.00 to purchase and install a new Paneer processing and packaging line at their facility to improve overall product quality and consistency and to reduce labour costs and increase production capacity. York Region Central
Arz Fine Foods The Recipient will receive up to $86,103.50 implement a first-time ERP system, to improve non-retail business management. Toronto Region Central
Ashton Brewing Company The Recipient will receive up to $3,876.25 to purchase, install and received training on a can coder to complete the next step in their product traceability. Ottawa Region East
Backed By Bees The Recipient will receive up to $766.22 to hire third party consultants to complete nutritional studies on two new mead beers for production to increase their product line and meet market demand. Halton Region Central
Bay Meats Butcher Shop The Recipient will receive up to $6,250.00 to purchase and install new automated jerky slicing machine to improve labour productivity and increase product output by eliminating the current hand-slicing process. Thunder Bay District Northwest
Big Country Raw Ltd The Recipient will receive up to $100,000.00 to implement a first-time ERP system to replace current manual processes, resulting in multiple business benefits. Niagara Region West
Big Red Markets The Recipient will receive up to $69,836.00 to resurface the flooring in the facility according to HACCP certification standards improving food safety. Niagara Region West
Breadsource Corporation The Recipient will receive up to $200,000.00 to purchase and install new equipment for handling, slicing, autoloading, and flow-wrapping at their facility which that will automate bread packaging and improve labour productivity in the packaging area. Toronto Region Central
Broya Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $48,230.00 to undertake marketing activities to help increase sales in Canada. Toronto Region Central
Cameron's Brewing Company The Recipient will receive up to $75,000 to purchase and install a keg cleaning system that will enhance their food safety system and support their work towards HACCP certification. Halton Region Central
Carole's Cheesecake Company Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $15,000.00 to complete a business assessment to support business sustainability and profitability as the company grows. Toronto Region Central
Cave Spring Cellars Partnership The Recipient will receive up to $4,981.73 to purchase, install and receive training on a lot code printer that will support compliance with Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. Niagara Region West
Choose Life Foods The Recipient will receive up to $11,383.05 to undertake marketing and promotional activities to help increase product sales in Canada. Toronto Region Central
Collective Arts Brewing Limited The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 purchase and implement an innovative new automated bottling line (filler and labeller), to support the introduction of new product and increase market share. Hamilton Region West
Coppa Di Gelato The Recipient will receive up to $84,213.73 to purchase and install new innovative equipment including an in-line filler, a checkpoint pushback system and continuous freezer to overcome current deficiencies by providing improved labour productivity, increased capacity, and enhanced health and food safety. Middlesex County West
D&D Poultry The Recipient will receive up to $193,365.25 to purchase and install a automated linear oven to increase labour productivity by integrating the ovens with a recently upgraded cooking line, reducing manual cleaning and sanitizing of the ovens, and reducing the manual handling of product. Toronto Region Central
ENS Poultry Inc The Recipient will receive up to $182,455.25 to purchase and install a new vent-stream air chilling system with intelligent drive conveyor control system to improve labour productivity. Wellington County West
Fairweather Brewing Company The Recipient will receive up to $74,866.79 to purchase and implement an innovative new canning system, in order to expand product offerings, to grow existing markets and allow entry to new sales channels. Hamilton Region West
Fresh City Farms Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $50,000 to undertake a marketing campaign to market their new line of value-add prepared foods. Toronto Region Central
G. Brandt Meat Packers Limited The Recipient will receive up to $198,926.75 to purchase and install automated packaging equipment which are currently semi-automated. The new technology will be more efficient regarding labour input along with reducing the amount of downtime and operator error. Peel Region Central
Hubbert's Processing and Sales, Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $183,442.50 to purchase and install upgraded equipment to automate their beef processing line in order to significantly increase production output through improved efficiency. Peel Region Central
International Meats & Deli The Recipient will receive $26,247.97 to undertake facility upgrades to support HACCP certification. Halton Region Central
Jacob MacKellar Farms Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $10,449.87 to purchase and install an advanced washing system for pumpkin seed processing to replace the current method which is unable to recover some of the wash water and requires a significant amount of labour to handle the wastewater. Lambton County West
Jacob MacKellar Farms Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $50,000 to hire third party businesses to implement a marketing plan, attend tradeshows and undertake product demonstrations to help enter new markets and expand sales in Canada. Lambton County West
John O's Foods Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to execute an export marketing plan to promote whitefish sales in the US states of Michigan and Minnesota, through trade shows, in order to diversify revenue sources and increase competitiveness. Chatham-Kent County West
Kabo Labs Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $48,807.50 to undertake digital and print marketing activities to help increase sales in Quebec. Peel Region Central
Kawartha Lakes Community Sale Barn The Recipient will receive up to $50,000.00 to build a new livestock housing facility including bale feeders, and water bowls, which will improve animal care, handling, health and welfare at the sales barn. Kawartha Lakes East
ke-to life Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $45,734.09 to undertake sales, marketing and promotional activities to launch a new variety of ice cream and frozen dessert product to enhance sales in Canada. Waterloo Region West
La Tortilleria The Recipient will receive up to $16,843.75 to purchase and install new automation equipment for the packaging process of their operation which will reduce the manpower requirement by 50 per cent while increasing the throughput capacity of the line. Toronto Region Central
Leone Fine Foods The Recipient will receive up to $23,937.50 to hire a consultant to develop a food safety program (HACCP) and to resurface the flooring to meet food safety requirements while working towards the HACCP certification. York Region Central
Mariposa Dairy Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $46,799.18 to purchase and install a new advanced washing system that will address current deficiencies with equipment cleaning and significantly reduce risks, while also saving labour costs. Kawartha Lakes East
Mary Macleod's Shortbread The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to hire third party consultants and redesign packaging to increase sales of their product through USA grocery/gourmet and gift channels. Kawartha Lakes Central
Mary Macleod's Shortbread The Recipient will receive up to $25,000.00 to complete a labour productivity and growth plan including identifying opportunities to increase profitability, sales / margin, productivity and build out operational infrastructure to support growth. Toronto Region Central
Mortimer's Fine Foods The Recipient will receive up to $76,577.25 to purchase and install a new fully automated depositor system which increase sales both domestic and export and reduce the labour force required to operate the line. Niagara Region West
Mr. Beef The Recipient will receive up to $16,569.49 to complete modifications and renovations to the barn walls, doors, and insulation foam for the animals in the barn to keep it warm, improving animal welfare. Lanark County East
Mr. Beef The Recipient will receive up to $768.43 to purchase and install antimicrobial spray equipment for use on carcasses at their facility to reduce microbials. Lanark County Est
Mylko Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to purchase and install new automated processing equipment to make new oat milk products to meet market demand and expand their product line. Toronto Region Central
National Gourmet Foods Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $68,306.00 to purchase and install new automated modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) equipment to extend shelf life of products and enter more markets. Peel Region Central
National Gourmet Foods Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $53,100.00 to install a cooling system to better control temperature, and humidity, to become certified under the Safe Foods for Canadians Act. Peel Region Central
New Moon Kitchen The Recipient will receive up to $35,778.25 to purchase and install new advanced machinery including a new wire cut depositor, a new rack oven and a new flow wrapper packaging machine to automate the current process. Toronto Region Central
Nomz Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $51,396.22 to perform sales and marketing activities, produce product samples and hire a third party to perform social media marketing and promotional activities. Toronto Region Central
North House Foods Ltd The Recipient will receive up to $76,946.75 to purchase and install a new automated hot pasteurization and filling line for their shelf stable sauces to improve labour productivity. Ottawa Region East
Nostra Gourmet Foods Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $15,960.00 to develop a new brand image to help expand domestic markets. Toronto Region Central
NuStef Baking Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to purchase and install new automated equipment (enrober, cooling tunnel, chocolate tempering machine) to make new products and meet national and international market demand. Peel Region Central
Ontario Impex of Canada Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $200,000.00 to purchase and install automated processing equipment on their fryer line to significantly improve labour usage and reduce the amount of downtime and errors that accrue with the current system. Peel Region Central
Ontario Specialty Grains The Recipient will receive up to $150,178.75 to purchase a new robotic bagging machine, conveyor system and palletizer to increase product capacity and reduce manual labour processes. Oxford County West
Parkhill Meats Limited The Recipient will receive up to $24,344.11 to construct a new blood collection tank, and extend the inedible room, including refrigeration to enhance production, and minimize cross-contamination. Middlesex County West
Partake Brewing The Recipient will receive up to $26,250.00 to hire third party consultants to create new alcoholic beer formulations including scale up trials to meet new market demands and expand their product line. Durham Region Central
Penokean Hills Farms Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $68,579.50 to purchase and install traceability equipment and update written protocols following an audit to improve their traceability system. Algoma District Northeast
Piller's Fine Foods The Recipient will receive up to $200,000.00 to purchase and install new advanced automated packaging system to improve labour productivity, increase production output and enhance operational efficiency. Brant County West
Poultry Specialties The Recipient will receive up to $17,875.00 to purchase and install ERP software with modules for traceability/reporting, including required server, terminal, workstations and will also receive employee training. Oxford County West
Premier Kosher Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $43,653.81 to implement a first-time ERP system to replace manual processes, in order to improve efficiencies in operations. Niagara Region West
PROFI Pro Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $28,402.50 to undertake digital marketing activities to help enhance sales in Canada. Peel Region Central
Quality Cheese Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $100,000.00 to implement a first-time ERP system, for greater business efficiency and better reporting for business decisions. York Region Central
R. Fiedler Meat Products Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $57,362.64 to purchase and install a smoking rod washer, and a smoking rack washer to reduce current manual sanitation processes and reduce food safety risks, and they will upgrade their sanitation protocols. Norfolk County West
Refined Fool Brewing Company Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $50,000 to undertake marketing activities to develop and build brand awareness. Lambton County West
Rootham's Gourmet Preserves Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $10,000.00 to purchase and install a water activity meter and metal detector to monitor for food safety risks and prevent foreign objects from contaminating their products. Wellington County West
Rootree The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to purchase and install new automated tea bagging equipment to create pyramidal tea bags and meet market demands. Halton Region Central
Samosa and Sweet Factory The Recipient will receive up to $54,591.00 to purchase and install metal detectors including training. The new equipment supports food safety, and moving towards SQF certification. Toronto Region Central
Samosa and Sweet Factory The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to purchase and install an ERP and warehouse management system including a barcode weighing and labelling print system to support recall, traceability and transition from HACCP to SQF certification. Toronto Region Central
Schep's Bakeries Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to purchase and install new automated packaging equipment to create new single serve products and meet market demands. Oxford County West
Sierra Custom Foods Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $144,092.50 to purchase new equipment to automate meat defrosting and tempering operations to improve labour productivity and operational efficiency. Hamilton Region West
Sonora Foods The Recipient will receive up to $101,250.00 to purchase and install a new palletizing robot to automate the palletizing of two flour tortilla lines to eliminate the current manual process and enhance labour productivity. Toronto Region Central
Sprague Foods Limited The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to retrofit existing equipment and obtaining new advanced manufacturing equipment to create new milk based canned beverages such as cold brew nitro canned coffee to create new products and meet market demand. Hastings County East
Stemmler's Meat & Cheese The Recipient will receive up to $25,000 to hire consultants to develop a digital strategy to support business growth. Waterloo Region West
Stratus Vineyards Limited The Recipient will receive up to $6,185.03 to purchase and install a steamer to upgrade and improve their winery sanitizing program. Niagara Region West
Sweets From the Earth The Recipient will receive up to $68,880.00 to purchase and install a new automated pouch packaging line, to produce both current and new product in new types of packaging, to meet sales demand and opportunities. Toronto Region Central
Tinnel's West Indian Take Out The Recipient will receive up to $42,702.66 to purchase a metal detector, ink-jet coder, hygiene meter, shrink wrapper, and evaluate sanitation practices to improve food safety and reduce cross-contamination between raw and uncooked products. Toronto Region Central
Treasure Mills Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $67,856.38 to purchase new automated mixing system to increase labour productivity, enhance production efficiency, and improve product quality. York Region Central
Udderly Ridiculous Inc The Recipient will receive up to $50,000 to undertake marketing activities to help enhance product sales in Canada. Toronto Region Central
Venetian Meat and Salami Company Limited The Recipient will receive up to $49,552.00 to purchase and install an ERP system including hardware, software, and plant floor controls to increase food safety and traceability. Hamilton Region West
VG Meats The Recipient will receive up to $11,250.00 to complete an assessment of productivity tracking methods and equipment as well develop metrics for bench-marking to support increasing production. Norfolk County West
Village Juicery The Recipient will receive up to $134,733.19 to purchase new equipment to automate process technologies to improve labour productivity, increase production throughput, and improve food safety & reduce environmental impact. Peel Region Central
Well Juicery Canada Ltd. The Recipient will receive up to $200,000.00 to purchase and install a new hyperbaric (HPP) system to their juice bottle filling line, stainless steel process equipment and an efficient packaging system which will address significant labour productivity deficiencies. Toronto Region Central
White Gold Food Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $75,000.00 to develop a HACCP plan, install food safety traceability systems software, complete a first time HACCP third party audit, and will renovate the facility to support HACCP certification. Toronto Region Central
White Gold Food Inc. The Recipient will receive up to $30,303.00 to develop their brand and undertake marketing and promotional activities to increase sales in Canada. Toronto Region Central
YorFoods The Recipient will receive up to $28,087.50 to attend tradeshows, undertake social media advertising, develop print and digital marketing materials and hire a third party to perform product demonstrations. Peel Region Central

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