North York sauce and condiment manufacturer Select Food Products gets $350,000 government grant to implement sustainable technology

News Aug 25, 2016 by Fannie Sunshine North York Mirror

Sauce and condiment manufacturer Select Food Products Ltd. has received $350,000 in joint federal and provincial funding to implement sustainable technology, it was announced at its North York plant Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The funding will be used to help implement a state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning system, which enables the company to fully trace all ingredients, better manage food production, scheduling, purchasing, research, and development. The new system will also allow the Victoria Park and Eglinton avenues based company to trace all product ingredients and make date-driven decisions to improve efficiency and productivity, said Select Food President Andrew Mitchell.

The funding was part of a bigger provincial-federal investment of $4.6 million in the Greater Toronto Area’s food and beverage processing sector to support 110 projects helping businesses implement and sustain technology to expand production and meet consumer demand, the announcement said.

These projects received funding through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative supporting innovation, competitiveness, market development, adaptability and industry sustainability in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Select Food, which is celebrating its 75 anniversary, needs to become “world-class” in order to compete in the foreign and Canadian markets, Mitchell said.

“The government support is a huge help in this regard,” he said.

He noted the enterprise resource planning system was instrumental in landing the contract to manufacture French’s ketchup at the Sunrise Avenue plant beginning in 2017.

“We’re going to start making ketchup right here,” he said.

Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, said companies like Select Food Products are the backbone of the food processing sector.

“People don’t realize the role they play,” said MacAulay, who was joined by Jeff Leal, provincial minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs.

Some 246,000 Canadians are employed in the food and beverage processing industry.

North York sauce and condiment manufacturer Select Food Products gets $350,000 government grant to implement sustainable technology

News Aug 25, 2016 by Fannie Sunshine North York Mirror

Sauce and condiment manufacturer Select Food Products Ltd. has received $350,000 in joint federal and provincial funding to implement sustainable technology, it was announced at its North York plant Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The funding will be used to help implement a state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning system, which enables the company to fully trace all ingredients, better manage food production, scheduling, purchasing, research, and development. The new system will also allow the Victoria Park and Eglinton avenues based company to trace all product ingredients and make date-driven decisions to improve efficiency and productivity, said Select Food President Andrew Mitchell.

The funding was part of a bigger provincial-federal investment of $4.6 million in the Greater Toronto Area’s food and beverage processing sector to support 110 projects helping businesses implement and sustain technology to expand production and meet consumer demand, the announcement said.

These projects received funding through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative supporting innovation, competitiveness, market development, adaptability and industry sustainability in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Select Food, which is celebrating its 75 anniversary, needs to become “world-class” in order to compete in the foreign and Canadian markets, Mitchell said.

“The government support is a huge help in this regard,” he said.

He noted the enterprise resource planning system was instrumental in landing the contract to manufacture French’s ketchup at the Sunrise Avenue plant beginning in 2017.

“We’re going to start making ketchup right here,” he said.

Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, said companies like Select Food Products are the backbone of the food processing sector.

“People don’t realize the role they play,” said MacAulay, who was joined by Jeff Leal, provincial minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs.

Some 246,000 Canadians are employed in the food and beverage processing industry.

North York sauce and condiment manufacturer Select Food Products gets $350,000 government grant to implement sustainable technology

News Aug 25, 2016 by Fannie Sunshine North York Mirror

Sauce and condiment manufacturer Select Food Products Ltd. has received $350,000 in joint federal and provincial funding to implement sustainable technology, it was announced at its North York plant Wednesday, Aug. 24.

The funding will be used to help implement a state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning system, which enables the company to fully trace all ingredients, better manage food production, scheduling, purchasing, research, and development. The new system will also allow the Victoria Park and Eglinton avenues based company to trace all product ingredients and make date-driven decisions to improve efficiency and productivity, said Select Food President Andrew Mitchell.

The funding was part of a bigger provincial-federal investment of $4.6 million in the Greater Toronto Area’s food and beverage processing sector to support 110 projects helping businesses implement and sustain technology to expand production and meet consumer demand, the announcement said.

These projects received funding through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative supporting innovation, competitiveness, market development, adaptability and industry sustainability in Canada’s agri-food and agri-products sectors.

Select Food, which is celebrating its 75 anniversary, needs to become “world-class” in order to compete in the foreign and Canadian markets, Mitchell said.

“The government support is a huge help in this regard,” he said.

He noted the enterprise resource planning system was instrumental in landing the contract to manufacture French’s ketchup at the Sunrise Avenue plant beginning in 2017.

“We’re going to start making ketchup right here,” he said.

Lawrence MacAulay, federal minister of agriculture and agri-food, said companies like Select Food Products are the backbone of the food processing sector.

“People don’t realize the role they play,” said MacAulay, who was joined by Jeff Leal, provincial minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs.

Some 246,000 Canadians are employed in the food and beverage processing industry.