Merit Functional Foods’ new facility is commercially ready to process plant proteins
By Food in Canada staffBusiness Operations Ingredients & Additives Canola protein Manitoba Merit Functional Foods pea protein Plantbased foods
Merit Functional Foods, a solutions-based plant protein company, announces that its new 94,000-sf facility in Winnipeg, Man., is fully scaled to supply food and beverage companies with pea and canola proteins.
The accelerated greenfield construction project, which took just over a year to build, was completed in December 2020. With construction, commissioning and optimization complete, Merit can ensure ample supply of pea and canola protein is locked-in to fulfil the growing demand for plant-based brands. Merit is the first commercial facility in the world with the capability to produce food-grade canola protein.
“We know that plant-based products are here to stay, and we are proud to play a huge part in bringing more plant-based protein to the world,” said Merit’s co-CEO Ryan Bracken. “We’re here to provide the market with non-GMO pea and canola protein that raises the bar for functionality and nutritive content.”
The facility recently earned an AA score with the British Retail Consortium (BRCGS) Global Food Safety Certification.
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