Sofina Foods Invests in Ontario Turkey Industry

MARKHAM, ON, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Sofina Foods Inc. (Sofina) is pleased to announce its intent for a recently acquired property and building in Mitchell, Ontario.

Sofina intends to commence the necessary work to transition the previous pork processing facility into a turkey processing operation.  The Mitchell, Ontario facility strengthens Sofina's manufacturing capabilities and establishes Sofina as a significant poultry processor in the Ontario marketplace. While there is no official start date for the facility, the Company anticipates commissioning the facility in late 2015.

"The addition of the Mitchell facility is evolutionary to our current operations in Dublin, Ontario," stated Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Poultry Value Chain for Sofina Foods. "The Mitchell facility provides Sofina Foods with the ability to provide fresh turkey to our further processing operations in London and Brampton, confirms our commitment to the Ontario turkey industry, and Ontario turkey farmers.  This is the largest single investment in the Canadian turkey industry in over 25 years."

About Sofina Foods Inc.
Sofina Foods Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company headquartered in Markham, Ontario dedicated to providing great tasting, high quality food products for consumers. As one of the nation's leading manufacturers of primary and further processed food products, we are always looking to the future. Sofina Foods has a broad portfolio of branded and private label pork, beef, turkey, and chicken products. Sofina's family of branded products consists of: Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fearmans Pork, Fletcher's, Vienna, Quality Meats, San Benedetto, Lavazza and Rio Mare. Sofina Foods currently operates 18 HACCP-approved manufacturing facilities (17 in Canada and one in the northwestern United States), three hatcheries and has over 4,800 employees.

SOURCE Sofina Foods Inc.

For further information: Media inquiries may be directed to: Stephanie Gillis-Paulgaard, Director, Communications & Public Relations, Sofina Foods, Phone: (780) 472-6400, Email:; Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Poultry Value Chain, Sofina Foods, Phone: (905) 293-7102, Email:

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