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Feds invest in Ontario processing sector

Toronto’s Dufflet Pastries receives federal funding for equipment upgrades

Toronto, Ont. – Dufflet Pastries, makers of premium desserts and baked goods, has received more than $348,000 in funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The repayable investment will go towards the purchase and installation of new automated baking equipment at Dufflet’s Toronto facility, which in turn will boost production and efficiency, create new jobs and reduce packaging waste.

According to MP Mike Wallace, who made the announcement on behalf of Agriculture Canada, the improvements will also result in increased domestic and international sales for the baker. “Increased production and sales for Dufflet Pastries will in turn increase the demand for butter, flour, cream and eggs, giving more opportunities for Canadian farmers to sell their products,” he added.

The funding comes through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, and is delivered by the AgriFlexibility fund through the five-year, $50-million AgriProcessing initiative.

Above: Celebrating the investment with some delicious treats are (left to right) MP Mike Wallace; Daniele Bertrand, president of Dufflet Group Inc.; and Dufflet Rosenburg, founder and CEO of Dufflet Group Inc.