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Accessing International Markets with Ontario Produced Meat Products

August 22, 2014

Guelph, Ontario, August 21, 2014 - A collaborative project to design, build and execute market development plans for exporting Ontario produced and Halal certified meat products into international markets is underway with support from Growing Forward 2 (GF2).

With up to $340,750 in funding through GF2, Riz Global Foods is working with Abingdon Meat Packers Ltd., Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd., Springer's Meats, R. Fielder Meat Products Ltd., Canadian Select Meats Inc. and St. Ann's Inc. Each of these processors has specific niche capabilities and product lines that can be successfully exported to Halal markets. Canada Beef Inc. is also a collaborative member of this project and will broadcast project results amongst Ontario producers and processors, encouraging them to also access this growing market opportunity.

This investment will develop international market readiness of Ontario Halal certified meats through completion of the following activities: proper Halal certification of each collaborating processing facility, product development, branding initiatives and supply chain partnerships. These Halal certified meat products include: value-beef burgers, beef 'bacon', specialty deli meats, veal and ...

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