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Plainfield Cheese Maker Gets Boost

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Plainfield Cheese Maker Gets Boost

McGuinty Government Supporting Local Food, Protecting Environment

Maple Dale Cheese is making environmental upgrades at its facility to exceed current standards and protect the province's drinking water.

Ontario is helping the local cheese manufacturer to implement a fully functioning waste water treatment system.  The plant's waste water would be treated to exceed current environmental standards and help in the provincial initiative for safe drinking water.

This is part of the McGuinty government's five-year Open Ontario plan to create new opportunities for growth in the province.

Quick Facts

  • The government is providing $400,000 for this rural economic development initiative.
  • Maple Dale Cheese was formerly known as the Zion Cheese Manufacturing Company which was established in 1888 as a co-operative consisting of 27 dairy farmers. The factory has grown to employ over 41 people and continues to produce award winning quality Ontario cheese.

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“Our government is partnering with local food processors to help them succeed. These projects will enable cheese makers to remain strong in today's economy, and will help these companies to reduce their environmental impact.”

Leona Dombrowsky

MPP for Prince Edward-Hastings

“Having the province on board for this initiative has been essential. With their support, we can focus our energies on making quality local cheeses, knowing we've effectively and efficiently reduced our environmental impact.”

Keith Henry

Maple Dale Cheese

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