New cheese plant brings economic boost to Sorel-Tracy and local Quebec dairy producers

Mar 03, 2021

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Sorel-Tracy, Quebec – Canada’s dairy processors are essential to the vitality of our farms and rural regions across the country. They drive the economy and deliver high-quality products to Canadians, even while facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, highlighted an investment of up to $5 million to help Fromageries Bel Canada build the first Mini Babybel® plant in Canada in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. The Minister highlighted the funding during a virtual tour of the facility.
Mini Babybel® cheese was previously made in the European Union or the United States, using non-Canadian dairy. Now, it will be made in Sorel-Tracy, using 100% locally-sourced milk.
The investment, provided through the AgriInnovate program, supported plant construction and the introduction of new technologies like moulding lines, waxing and a quality control system. The plant is expected to increase demand for Canadian dairy by 39 million liters annually and create over 140 full-time jobs in the Sorel-Tracy area.
Source : Government of Canada

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