Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector

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Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector

  1. 1. Presentation by: Desiree Pinkney MSc (Candidate) University of Guelph, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector”
  2. 2. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” Funded By: OMAF/MRA New Directions Research Program Pinkney Lead Investigator: Dr. Wayne Caldwell Research and Project Coordination: Desiree Research: Dustin Robson  Supporters: Sustain Ontario, The Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency, Taste Real Guelph-Wellington Local Food, Ontario Pork, Farm Food and Care Ontario, Local Organic Food Co-operatives Network
  3. 3. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” Objective:  To better understand the current state of mobile abattoirs in other jurisdictions (to inform discussions in Ontario) More Specifically, to Understand:  various regulatory frameworks  economic/business case  interaction within livestock markets  significance of geography and location
  4. 4. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” Methods:  Jurisdictional  Literature  Key Scans Review Informant Interviews  Case Studies: Three Provinces or Territories photo: Wikimedia Commons, 2013
  5. 5. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” Outcomes:  Consolidated Report of Findings by October 2014 Including:  economic/business case for mobile abattoirs  comparative regulatory framework analysis  insight from mobile abattoir owners and operators, mobile abattoir customers, other processors, and government officials  three provincial/territorial case studies
  6. 6. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” British Colombia:  Several mobile/modular abattoirs in a wide-range of regions  Variety of geographies  Mainly poultry  Regulatory adaptability photo: Wikimedia Commons, 2013
  7. 7. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” Alberta:  Two pilots: red meat and poultry  Aiming to assess the technical capacity for regulatory compliance  Also looked at business feasibility photo: Wikimedia Commons, 2013
  8. 8. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” The Yukon:  Public-private  Geographic  Intent partnership uniqueness to facilitate growth in livestock industry photo: Wikimedia Commons, 2013
  9. 9. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” Quebec:  Canada’s  Faced  Now: first mobile abattoir challenges Seasonal Poultry Abattoir photo: Wikimedia Commons, 2013; Sustain Ontario, 2013
  10. 10. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” Washington:  First USDA approved mobile abattoir  Units owned and operated by producer cooperatives  Community Agriculture Center: two mobile abattoirs photo: Wikimedia Commons, 2013
  11. 11. “Mobile Food Processing Facilities: Opportunities in the Rural Food Processing Sector” Conclusion:  looking to other regions to understand the challenges and opportunities presented by mobile/modular abattoirs Contact: Wayne Caldwell, Director and Professor, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development E: wcaldwel@uoguelph.ca Desiree Pinkney, MSc Rural Planning and Development (Candidate), School of Environmental Design and Rural Development E: dinkney@uoguelph.ca

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