The Emergency Processing Fund (EPF) is a one-time, federal investment of up to $77.5 million to help companies implement changes to safeguard the health and safety of workers and their families due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Emergency Processing Fund is focused on supporting projects to help companies respond to the urgent health and safety needs of workers in agri-food sectors impacted by COVID-19.

Projects announced today under the Fund include:

Les Aliments fontaine sante inc. – $135,724

This funding will support the purchase of equipment to improve social distancing; site improvements for social distancing; and reusable personal protective equipment.

Premium Brands Holdings Corporation – $185,733

This funding will support the purchase of equipment and site improvements to improve social distancing, equipment and site improvements to improve worker health and safety, and reusable personal protective equipment.

Goodfood Market Corp. – $106,309

This funding will support site improvements for social distancing; reusable personal protective equipment; contracted services and labour to improve health and safety, contracting services and labour related to a COVID-19 outbreak, and rental and leasing to improve social distancing.

Bassé & Frères Alimentation Orientale – $148,232

This funding will support equipment to improve social distancing and worker health and safety, contracted services and labour to improve health and safety; and rental and leasing to improve social distancing.

Lantic Inc. – $133,098

This funding will support social distancing site improvements including rental and leasing to improve social distancing, equipment to improve worker health and safety and social distancing and reusable personal protective equipment.

Prana Biovegan Inc. – $63,650

This funding will support site improvements for social distancing and worker health and safety and reusable personal protective equipment.

Distillerie Blue Pearl Inc. – $126,327

This funding will support site improvements for social distancing and worker health and safety.

Montpak International Inc. – $686,779

This funding supported the installation of equipment and workstation dividers to distance employees working within the plant as well as reusable personal protective equipment.

Saputo Dairy Products Canada – $346,340

This funding supported the installation of equipment and workstation dividers to distance employees working within the plant, temperature screening equipment and, reusable personal protective equipment.

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