July 5, 2022

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Chowder-Appalaches: 20 jobs will be created by the new fruit processing plant

Chowder-Appalaches: 20 jobs will be created by the new fruit processing plant

FightingPact, a company specializing in the processing of North Berries, has acquired a former Maple Leaf plant in Saint-Anselme, Bellechosse, as part of a $ 4.5 million investment project. Twenty jobs will be created.

“We’re going to make healthy drinks and food, but we also work as subcontractors for other companies and process organic soups, vegan sauces and organic vegetables,” company owner Laurent Morin explained. FightingPact Company, a one-time telephone interview, Monday.

The 45,000-square-foot Saint-Anselm plant specializes in the production of organic produce, replacing fruits using state-of-the-art technology, freeze-drying (cold drying method). This approach makes it possible to preserve the active ingredients of the fruit, i.e. telling the properties that have health properties.

Mr Morin said the benefits of the process would give FightimPact a favorable position as a brand player with group products internationally.

In addition, the production of subcontract products “meets the concerns of food autonomy” and “Quebec provides outlets for organic products”, we read in a press release from the company.

“The purchase of the plant is part of a three-phase expanding business project,” Mr Morin said, adding that he was in the second phase of his project with the deal.

The first step was to acquire and develop the Blueberry Farm in North Shore. The third phase involves an expansion plan to promote blueberries along the north coast. “I have unwavering support from the September-Oles area. We have plans there,” he said.

Production at the Saint-Anselm plant should begin in May.