Am I Eligible

Eligible participants include:

Eligible companies must be either federally or provincially registered businesses with an active GST number and must be based and operating out of British Columbia. They must operate agri-businesses that handles food for human consumption, and can be located on or off a farm premise.

  • Includes: Food and beverage manufacturers, seafood processors, abattoirs, transporters, warehouses, distributors, packagers, importers, and exporters.
  • Eligible organizations are considered to be Post-Farm facilities beyond basic washing, grading and packaging

All eligible companies are required to:

  • Must be either federally or provincially registered businesses with an active GST number
  • Must be based and operating in the province of British Columbia
  • Constitute a legal entity (An association, corporation, partnership, proprietorship, trust, or individual that has legal standing in the eyes of law).
  • Comply with all requirements of law prior to and during the term of contribution.
  • File business and/or farm income/loss taxes in BC.
  • Have an active Canada Revenue Agency 9 digit business registration number.
  • Have generated an annual gross income of $30,000.00 or more for the previous two years.

Evidence of Good Standing
In addition, eligible applicants will be asked to provide a letter of commitment from their Senior Management team in order confirm their commitment to the improvement of their food safety & traceability systems; evidence of good standing with their financial institution; and a provincial operating license. Other requirements for eligibility may be set if necessary.

Eligible NAICS Codes:

Your organization must be classified under one of the following eligible North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, in order to qualify for the Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Program. Please explore these codes in further detail on the Statistics Canada website (http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p3VD.pl?Function=getVD&TVD=307532&CVD=307533&CPV=31-33&CST=01012017&CLV=1&MLV=5)


  • 3112 Grain and Oilseed Milling
  • 3113 Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
  • 3114 Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing
  • 3115 Dairy Product Manufacturing
  • 3116 Meat Product Manufacturing
  • 3117 Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging (Traceability only)
  • 3118 Bakeries and Tortilla Manufacturing
  • 3119 Other Food Manufacturing

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

  • 3121 Beverage Manufacturing

Transportation and warehousing

  • 482 Rail Transportation
  • 484 Truck Transportation
  • 493 Warehousing and Storage

Wholesale trade

  • 411 Farm Product Merchant Wholesalers
  • 413 Food, Beverage and Tobacco Merchant Wholesalers

Ineligible Participants

The following types of organizations have been deemed as not eligible for the Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Program:

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

Ineligible NAICS Codes: The following NAICS Codes are ineligible in the Post-Farm Food Safety and Traceability Program:

Crop production

  • 1111 Oilseed and grain farming
  • 1112 Vegetable and melon farming
  • 1113 Fruit and Tree Nut Farming
  • 1114 Greenhouse, Nursery and Floriculture Production
  • 1119 Other Crop Farming

Animal production

  • 11211 Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming, including Feedlots
  • 11212 Dairy Cattle and Milk Production
  • 1122 Hog and Pig Farming
  • 1123 Poultry and Egg Production
  • 1124 Sheep and Goat Farming
  • 1129 Other Animal Production

Support activities for agriculture

  • 1151 Support Activities for Crop Production
  • 1152 Support Activities for Animal Production


  • 3111 Animal Food Manufacturing

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

  • 3122 Tobacco Manufacturing

Textile mills

  • 3131 Fibre, Yarn and Thread Mills
  • 3132 Fabric Mills

Paper manufacturing

  • 3222 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing

Chemical manufacturing

  • 325190 Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • 3252 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial and Synthetic Fibres and Filaments Manufacturing
  • 3253 Pesticide, Fertilizer and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
  • 3254 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
  • 3255 Paint, Coating and Adhesive Manufacturing
  • 3259 Other Chemical Product Manufacturing

Machinery manufacturing

  • 3331 Agricultural, Construction and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
  • 221119 Other Electric Power Generation
  • 22131 Water Supply and Irrigation Systems

Wholesale trade

  • 417 Machinery, Equipment and Supplies Merchant


  • 445 Food and Beverage Stores


  • Other, Multiple Industries
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