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Ontario Announces Biosecurity Funding


February 5, 2010
By Canadian Poultry

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February 2, 2010- Ontario’s agri-food sector is getting additional support to improve biosecurity on poultry farms through the Farm Biosecurity Program.

February 2, 2010- Ontario’s agri-food sector is getting additional
support to improve biosecurity on poultry farms through the Farm
Biosecurity Program.

The Farm Biosecurity Program will provide funding to individual poultry producers to help them implement or improve biosecurity measures that are based on the National Avian On-Farm Biosecurity Standard .  The funding will be used to develop educational and training programs.

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In addition, the Food Safety and Traceability Education Program will help organizations to develop and deliver educational and outreach programs to promote best practices to Ontario producers and processors.

Both programs are part of the Best Practices Suite of programs under Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

The Farm Biosecurity Program is part of a $9.3 million investment in biosecurity under Growing Forward.

In Ontario, Growing Forward supports best practices in four key areas: environment and climate change; food safety and traceability; business development; and biosecurity.