The federal government giving Maple Leaf Foods $5 million to buy fancy equipment for its new plant in Hamilton.
The government says it’s a “repayable investment” but gives no details about the terms for repayment.
In a news release, the federal agriculture department says the equipment “will improve the company’s operating and production efficiencies while enhancing food safety and supporting product innovation."
It’s for a “fully-automated process that significantly improves food safety and includes built-in features to facilitate product traceability.
“The system is also expected to improve the shape, texture, consistency and shelf-life of deli meat products while reducing sodium content.