Selling Food to Ontario

Selling food to Ontario — Local and regional panelists share tips on how to get your products from farm to shelf to table

from Harvest Hastings in collaboration with OMAFRA

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Resources & Material

Virtual Workshop Presentation

The slide deck from our webinar on Feb 16th, 2022.  Agenda includes:

  1. Navigating Market Channel Opportunities
  2. The Regulatory Landscape
  3. Getting it on the Shelf (and keeping it there)
  4. Indigenous Food Sovereignty Showcase
  5. Local Resources and Business Supports

Selling Beyond the Farm Gate

Contents includes:

  1. Food Safety Legislation
  2. Home Based Businesses
  3. Notification to Operate a Food Premises
  4. Special Events/Farmers Markets
  5. Inspections
  6. Food Safety Plans/product-specific considerations
  7. Resources
  8. Q&A

Egg Grading

A presentation from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.  Material Includes:

  1. Who is responsible for the regulation of shell eggs in Ontario?
  2. Who can grade eggs in Canada?
  3. How do I get a licence?
  4. What is a PCP?
  5. What requirements does my facility need to meet?
  6. Size designations
  7. Labelling



Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre

Introducing the OAFVC.

Undertanding the Basics of Food Regulation

A presentation from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  1. Why Do We Regulate?
  2. Legislative Authorities
  3. The Regulatory Landscape
  4. Selling Food in Ontario
  5. Foods of Plant Origin
  6. Meat
  7. Dairy
  8. Fish
  9. Eggs and Processed Egg
  10. Federal Regulations


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