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Peterborough Plant Receives Funding For Production Of Made-in-Ontario Quaker Chewy Peanut-Free Granola Bars

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Peterborough Plant Receives Funding For Production Of Made-in-Ontario Quaker Chewy Peanut-Free Granola Bars

McGuinty Government Supports Local Production, Local Foods

Production of peanut-free chewy bar products will be enhanced at a production plant in Peterborough -- keeping important jobs and economic benefits in the community.

Through the Rural Economic Development Program, Ontario is helping PepsiCo Foods Canada and the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation to:

  • ensure the long-term viability for the Peterborough location
  • provide opportunities to Ontario farmers to provide ingredients for this product
  • purchase new technology and equipment
  • create new jobs

Quick Facts

  • PepsiCo Foods Canada and the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation are receiving up to $750,000 through the Rural Economic Development Program.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $83.1 million in 251 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program for this project.

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“It's a very exciting day to help grow the production of peanut-free chewy bars here in Peterborough. Our community has the skilled labour and local grown materials that an outstanding business like this one needs to thrive.”

Jeff Leal

MPP for Peterborough

“The Ontario Government's support of PepsiCo Foods in Peterborough through the Rural Economic Development Program is a testament to the fact that this great company and the regional economy is moving in the right direction. The investment in the production of Peanut-free Quaker Chewy Bars in Peterborough is good news for agriculture, potential new employees and for the area economy in general. The GPA EDC is pleased to be a partner in this project and to be able to support the efforts of one of our region's top employers.”

Andy Mitchell

President & CEO, Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation

“This is a great boost for farmers in Peterborough, for our plant and for the local economy. With the government's much-needed support, we are not only protecting local jobs, but also the livelihoods of the farmers who supply us with their products. PepsiCo Foods Canada is extremely proud of our peanut-free facility and very grateful to the RED program for enabling us to continue to invest in our future.”

Diane Richard

Plant Manager, PepsiCo Foods Canada

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