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Maple Leaf to shut down Ontario poultry plant

By Food in Canada staff   

Business Operations Meat &Poultry Editor pick Maple Leaf Foods Ontario poultry processing

Maple Leaf Foods plans to pursue further optimization opportunities in its poultry network upon completion of its new value-added poultry processing plant in London, Ont., which is scheduled to be completed in late 2022.

The move includes shifting volumes currently processed at the Maple Leaf Foods’ poultry plants in Schomberg and Bradford, Ont., to the new London plant by the end of 2023 in connection with the ramp up of London to full production. The two plants will continue to operate as normal for the next 18 months until the transition.  Once the transition is completed, the Bradford plant will continue to operate with a new focus on value-added opportunities, and the Schomberg plant will be shut down.

The company expects to identify opportunities at other plants within the Maple Leaf network for those who are impacted as a result of the transition.

Pursuing these optimization opportunities is part of Maple Leaf Foods’ ongoing strategy of building its strong, competitive, and efficient poultry value chain.

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