Smucker’s Foods of Canada Corp. has received an investment of up to $1.8 million from the federal government to upgrade its equipment. Smucker’s plans to introduce the production of heavy cream and process new formats of evaporated and condensed-sweetened milk at its Sherbrooke, Quebec processing plant.
This funding is part of a broader $11.7 million investment by Smucker’s Foods to expand the plant, and introduce new, high-performance equipment and production systems. The company produces Eagle Brand and Carnation products for Canadian consumers, and the expansion of its product line will increase demand for Canadian milk by almost four million tons.
To date, 19 dairy processors have been approved for funding valued at over $21.4 million under the $100 million Dairy Processing Investment Fund, for a wide array of projects in cheese, milk drying, yogurt, cream and butter projects.