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Ontario manufacturer expands turkey processing

With the help of a provincial investment of $5.3 million, Sofina Foods Inc. will build an innovative turkey processing facility and create 100 new jobs

Markham, Ont. – Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is helping Sofina Foods Inc. expand its processing capacity.

In a press release from the province says the $5.3 million-investment will help the company “expand its turkey processing capacity, create 100 new jobs and retain approximately 60 positions in the communities of Mitchell and Dublin, both in Ontario.”

Sofina Foods is opening an innovative turkey processing facility in Mitchell.

In the release, Rick Turvey, Sofina Foods executive vice-president of Operations and Supply Chain, says with the investment the company will “build one of Canada’s most advanced turkey processing facilities. Our new plant features state of the art equipment and technology representing the latest advancements in the areas of animal care and meat processing. We have been ramping up operations, and I want to acknowledge all our employees and suppliers who have worked countless hours to take us where we are today.”

Sofina Foods employs more than 2,400 people in 11 facilities across the province. The company sells private label and branded products such as Janes Family Foods, Lilydale, Cuddy, Fearman’s, San Daniele and Mastro.

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