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March 3, 2011
By Jim Knisley


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Mar. 3, 2011 – The federal government is contributing more than $500,000 to Golden Valley Farms Inc. to help the company improve its processing line.

Mar. 3, 2011 – The federal government is contributing more than $500,000 to Golden Valley Farms Inc. to help the company improve its processing line.
Golden Valley Farms will use this investment to purchase and install new packaging equipment in its facility in Arthur, Ontario. The new equipment will allow their turkey bacon to be processed through the high pressure (hyperbaric) system to enhance food safety, improve productivity and efficiency and increase shelf life.
“We are very pleased that the Government of Canada has partnered with us in this new technology,” said Keith Hehn, General Manager of Golden Valley Farms. “This is very important not only for Golden Valley but our industry as a whole. It brings new technology to our industry that will enhance food safety as well as plant efficiency.”
This repayable contribution is being delivered by the AgriFlexibility fund through the AgriProcessing Initiative, a five-year, up to $50 million initiative designed to enhance the competitiveness of the agri-processing sector in Canada. It provides support to existing companies for projects that involve the adoption of innovative and new-to-company manufacturing technologies and processes that are essential to sustaining and improving the sector's position in today's global marketplace. For more information on this program visit www.agr.gc.ca/api.

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