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CFO's latest consultation series geared towards new processing opportunities for Ontario businesses

MISSISSIAUGA, ON – May 26, 2017 – Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) kicked-off a series of industry consultations which will help shape future consumer market opportunities for premium Ontario chicken.

The CFO Board is looking to identify a new strategic market segment for the New Entrant Chicken Processors Program and is consulting broadly across the industry value chain. CFO is working to develop and expand Ontario businesses by better understanding farmer and industry value chain entrepreneurs and their needs, and by shaping a favourable Ontario supply management policy environment.

CFO’s New Entrant Chicken Processors Program is designed to foster new innovative growth opportunities and create shared value as the Board endeavours to meet current and emerging consumer markets. The Board has already enabled new market opportunities for the organic, kosher and halal market segments - supporting the needs of Ontarian communities across the province.

Ed Benjamins, Chair, Chicken Farmers of Ontario and CFO staff-associates were on hand to engage, consult and receive input from consultation participants at today’s consultation.

It’s not too late to provide input! Stakeholders looking to get involved are invited to attend the next consultation workshop taking place on June 2, 2017 in London, ON. Alternatively, stakeholders are encouraged to CLICK HERE to provide feedback online at

LEARN MORE about the New Entrant Chicken Processors Program