Country Ribbon receives $800K for air chilling tech

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A Canadian chicken processor received a $800,000 in government funding to for new technology that will increase productivity and reduce the company’s environmental footprint.

Country Ribbon will use the money to convert to air chilling as opposed to water chilling, reducing the amount of water used.

The company’s president said the Country Ribbon will start a $20 million investment over the next year, including the air-chilled system that will allow the company to better serve major retailers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The $800,000 comes from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which is a 5-year investment of $3 billion by  federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the country’s agricultural and agri-food sector.