Toronto – With media and local politicians in attendance, a Canadian family-owned food manufacturer unveiled a new manufacturing line in its facility.
Select Food Products Ltd. held a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of the new production line, which will manufacture
Pictured from left to right are:
Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Greenbelt Fund; Brooke Gilliford, Country manager – Canada for The French’s Food Company; Andrew Mitchell, president of Select Food Products; John Tory, mayor of Toronto; Arthur Potts, MPP and representing Jeff Leal, Ontario’s minister responsible for Small Business and minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Andrew Mitchell, president of Select Food Products, led the event, which included Brooke Gilliford, Country manager – Canada, for The French’s Food Company; John Tory, mayor of Toronto; MPP Arthur Potts to represent Minister Leal; and Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of Friends of The Greenbelt Fund.
“We at Select continue to be impressed with French’s wholehearted commitment to source and manufacture in Canada and give back to Canadians through their charitable ventures,” says Mitchell.
“This win-win partnership with French’s enables us to add more high-quality jobs and make a positive difference in our community. We are proud to work closely with French’s to provide made-in-Canada ketchup.”
As part of the partnership Select Food Products will be responsible for producing all bottles of French’s Ketchup sold in Canada for The French’s Food Company.
French’s and Select Food will use tomatoes from local farmers and the partnership will help establish a fully integrated supply chain that leverages Canadian suppliers wherever possible.
The partnership has also enabled Select Food to hire 10 more production and management employees, and it will increase opportunities for Select Food to grow its business and hire more staff in the future.
The project was supported with a $75,000 investment from the Greenbelt Fund, in partnership with the government of Ontario.
Select Food has more than 75 years of experience in the sauce and condiment space. The company manufactures a wide variety of BBQ, salsas, salad dressings, mustards, mayonnaises, gravies, specialty sauces and condiments and ketchup. The Select brand is well known in the Foodservice industry in Canada. The company is also a private label manufacturer for foodservice, co-pack and industrial customers in Canada, the US and globally.