Help Ontario Make Business Easier for the Food Processing Sector
– Brampton, ON
Ontario is asking businesses and the public to help identify and improve regulations that are unclear, outdated, redundant or unnecessarily costly for the food processing sector.
Feedback can be provided online by visiting Ontario.ca/RedTapeChallenge, a crowd-sourced platform that gives businesses and other interested Ontarians the chance to review current regulations and suggest improvements. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2016.
Comments received will help lessen compliance burdens, shorten response times and make it simpler for businesses to interact with government, without jeopardizing essential health and safety standards.
Ontario has some of the most stringent food safety standards in North America, and the government is committed to maintaining and strengthening these standards through robust, efficient regulations that protect public health as well as enhance the competitiveness of the province’s food processing sector.
The Red Tape Challenge is part of Ontario’s five-year, $400 million Business Growth Initiative, which is helping to grow the economy and create jobs by promoting an innovation-based economy, helping small companies to scale up and modernizing regulations for businesses.
Reducing regulatory burden is part of the government’s economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario’s history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
“We want to ensure Ontario’s food processing industry continues to thrive and is primed to grow. We can do that by reducing barriers to doing business here without compromising the health and safety of the workers or the public. That’s why we are asking the public and food processing business owners for input to help promote growth and strengthen Ontario’s economy.” Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth
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