Statement on Kellogg Closure
Today, Kathleen Wynne, Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food, issued the following statement on the recent announcement by Kellogg.
"I am disappointed with the decision by Kellogg to close its plant in London at the end of next year and I extend my support to the affected employees and their families.
The government will make sure this community receives the resources they need at this challenging time and will deploy specific programs, such as the Rapid Re-employment and Training Service, as required.
Ontario has a strong, dynamic agri-food sector and our government is committed to building on this strength. Since 2003, companies in the food processing sector have invested more than $7.6 billion in their businesses and now provide jobs for almost 96,000 people. In recent times we have seen significant investments from companies like Dr Oetker and Natra in London, Royal Canin in Puslinch, and Ferrero and Aryzta in Brantford. I am confident there will be more of these types of investments in the future.
Through our economic plan to drive jobs and growth, we are investing in people, investing in infrastructure and supporting a dynamic and innovative business climate.
We will continue to work with industry to help the food processing industry grow and seize new market opportunities at home and globally."