Post-Farm Food Safety & Traceability Program

The Post-Farm Food Safety & Traceability Program (PFFSTP) provides cost-shared funding up to $35,000 to eligible B.C. food and beverage manufacturing facilities, to improve the capacity to address current food safety and traceability issues and to meet emerging national and international food safety and traceability requirements.

Eligible Activities

  • Conducting food safety and traceability assessments, to identify and document risks, issues and opportunities to improve food safety and traceability capacity, systems and practices
  • Access to training to increase the food safety and traceability expertise of their staff
  • Implementation of good manufacturing practices (GMPs), best practices (BPs) and recognized hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) food safety practices and traceability systems in their operations
  • A successful first time third party HACCP based audit

Eligible Applicants

  • Food and beverage manufacturers
  • Seafood processors (traceability only)
  • Abattoirs – must have a Premise Identification Number
  • Warehouses and distributors
  • Importers and exporters

Eligible companies must be either federally or provincially registered businesses with an active Goods and Services Tax (GST) number and must be based and operating out of British Columbia. They must operate an agri-business that handles food for human consumption, and can be located on or off farm premises. Eligible organizations are considered to be post-farm facilities beyond basic washing, grading and packaging.

Ineligible Applicants

  • Health and/or nutrition supplement processing or handling operations
  • Pet food and operations producing food not intended for human consumption
  • Retail operations
  • Restaurants or other food service operations
  • Unlicensed, unregistered, and/or uninspected facilities
  • Any other business deemed ineligible by the ministry


Program application opens

February 1, 2017

Program application closes

January 5, 2018

Approved projects must be complete

See date on your approval letter

Project claims and activity report due

See date on your approval letter

Last day to submit an appeal

15 business days after the date of claim rejection

All claims must be received by January 31, 2018.

Application Instructions

UPDATE August 2017: This program is now fully subscribed. New applications submitted after August 2017 will be placed on a waiting list for review if more funding becomes available. Wait-listed applicants will be notified of any program changes, and if more funding becomes available.