Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Money for BC Slaughterhouse transition

MEAT TRANSITION: Assistance program

The Meat Transition Assistance Program (MTAP) will provide $5 million to help B.C.'s new and existing slaughterhouses meet the standards under the Ministry of Health's Meat Inspection Regulation by Sept. 30, 2007, the new date for provincewide enforcement. The program has been introduced to increase livestock slaughter capacity throughout B.C. by ensuring there are sufficient licensed facilities to provide livestock producers reasonable access to slaughter services.

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