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Upfield to open plant-based production facility in Canada


Upfield Canada is expanding its Canadian operations with a new production facility in Brantford, Ont. for plant-based spreads and vegan cheese. The new facility is expected to open at the end of 2021.

“Upfield is investing and innovating to expand our plant-based business in Canada and introduce a new product line here, our plant-based cheese product, Violife,” says Dan Bajor, president of Upfield Canada Inc. “Our new state-of-the art facility will supply our spreads and plant-based cheese product to Canadian consumers and support the export of Violife to the United States and eventually to markets in Latin America.”

The new facility will feature technical improvements that will support Upfield’s expanding spreads and margarine product portfolio, including Becel margarine and plant-based bricks, as well as a scaled-up manufacturing platform that will support new innovations.

Upfield has purchased an existing 164,000 sq ft building in Brantford that it will revamp for its purposes. Upfield operates another operation in Etobicoke, Ont.

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