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B.C. plant-based food maker signs agreement to expand production


Modern Plant-Based Foods Inc., Vancouver, B.C., has signed a co-packing agreement with Trimpac Meat Company to expand the production of its Modern Meat products sold in retail and food service.

The agreement means that Modern Meat will be able to ramp up production of its plant-based burgers, crumble and meatballs to meet the surge in demand, says Tara Haddad, founder and CEO of Modern Plant-Based Foods.

“For months we have been flat out with production at maximum capacity to meet the explosive demand from consumers. Finally, we are proud to say we have come to an agreement that will increase production significantly of several of our core products and we should be able to handle this upcoming year’s demand. With the additional capacity, we can stay further ahead of the sales surge that we have seen as a result of our growth.”

Trimpac Meat is part of Sysco Specialty Meat Companies, which operates 26 meat businesses across Canada and the U.S.

Based on the established agreement, Trimpac has committed to producing an additional 5,000 pounds of Modern Meat product each week to a maximum of 260,000 pounds per year.  Actual production will be based on consumer demand for the Company’s products.

“The move to use a local co-packer is important as we continue to see a rise in sales. Working with Trimpac will allow us to better service our growing consumer base in British Columbia, as well as dedicating more production capacity from our Modern Meat facility to produce our popular ‘Crab’ Cakes,” says Haddad.

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