Nestle partners with Canadian firm for plant-based protein

Winnipeg will soon be supplying the world’s largest food company with plant-based protein from peas and canola. Nestlé is partnering with Merit Functional Foods and Burcon NutraScience, based in Winnipeg, Man.

Merit is currently building a 94,000-square-foot production facility in Winnipeg that is scheduled to open in fall. It will produce multiple plant proteins with specific applications for food and beverage products.

WATCH: Johann Tergesen, CEO of Burcon NutraScience discusses the company’s new partnership with Nestlé.

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