Ottawa helps set up trade certificate program for small food businesses


The federal government has announced support of over 336 thousand dollars for a trade certification program for micro and small food enterprises.

The funds will go to non-profit GS1 Canada, to develop training tailored to small and micro food enterprises.

The project includes learning modules and a virtual portal of resources specifically for them.

GS1 Canada intends to equip at least 200 businesses across Canada with knowledge, tools and experience they need for trade with different sectors, including the grocery sector, distribution and food services.

Completion of the certification program will provide micro and small enterprises with access to other services like barcodes and bilingual product data.

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