Am I Eligible?

Eligible participants include:

Eligible companies must be either federally or provincially registered businesses with an active GST number and must be based and operating out of British Columbia. They must operate agri-businesses that handles food for human consumption, and can be located on or off a farm premise.

  • Includes: Food and beverage manufacturers, seafood processors (Traceability only), abattoirs, transporters, warehouses, distributors, packagers, importers, and exporters.
  • Eligible organizations are considered to be Post-Farm facilities beyond basic washing, grading and packaging

All eligible companies are required to:

  • Must be either federally or provincially registered businesses with an active GST number
  • Must be based and operating in the province of British Columbia
  • Constitute a legal entity (An association, corporation, partnership, proprietorship, trust, or individual that has legal standing in the eyes of law).
  • Comply with all requirements of law prior to and during the term of contribution.
  • File business and/or farm income/loss taxes in BC.
  • Have an active Canada Revenue Agency 9 digit business registration number.
  • Have generated an annual gross income of $30,000.00 or more for the previous two years.

Evidence of Good Standing
In addition, eligible applicants will be asked to provide a letter of commitment from their Senior Management team in order confirm their commitment to the improvement of their food safety & traceability systems; evidence of good standing with their financial institution; and a provincial operating license. Other requirements for eligibility may be set if necessary.

Eligible NAICS Codes:

Your organization must be classified under one of the following eligible North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, in order to qualify for the Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Program. Please explore these codes in further detail on the Statistics Canada website (http://www23.statcan.gc.ca)

Ineligible Participants

The following types of organizations have been deemed as not eligible for the Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Program:

  • Health and/or nutrition supplement processing/handling operations;
  • Pet food and operations producing food not intended for human consumption;
  • Retail operations;
  • Restaurants or other foodservice operations;
  • Unlicensed, unregistered, and/or uninspected facilities;
  • Any other business deemed ineligible by the ministry;

Ineligible NAICS Codes:

The following NAICS Codes are ineligible in the Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Program:

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