Liberté closes a plant; revamps another
Quebec-based dairy producer wants to meet international food safety standards and is revamping its plant to do so
St-Hyacinthe, Que. – Liberté, which is owned by Yoplait, is investing $12 million in its St-Hyacinthe plant and closing its plant in Brossard, Que.
The investment will go towards expanding and automating the St-Hyacinthe plant to meet international food safety standards such as GFS1.
Liberté says it is closing the Brossard plant because it is so outdated the company could not make the modifications necessary to achieve HACCP and GFS1 certification.
All production from the Brossard site is being transferred to St-Hyacinthe where 55 new jobs will be created. Eighty-five jobs will be lost with Brossard plant shut down.
Liberté was established in 1936 and employs 560 people across Canada. The company produces yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, goat milk, goat fresh cheese, goat milk butter, tzatziki, tofu, and has seen huge success with its Greek yogurt.