Canadian Manufacturing

Flooding shuts down Quebec snack pastry maker

Now that the flood waters have receded, the work of getting the bakery operational again is ongoing

April 26, 2019  The Canadian Press

LAVAL, Que. – Flooding in Sainte-Marie, Que. brought Vachon Bakery to a standstill last weekend.

The popular Canadian snack pastry maker, which is operated by Bimbo Canada, the maker of as Jos. Louis, Ah Caramel! and Passion Flakies, will be operational within eight weeks, reports the company.

More than 75 associates from the bakery, along with associates from across Canada, have been working in Sainte-Marie to assess the damage and begin the work to get the bakery operational again.

Vachon Bakery reports that employee safety and well-being and food safety, environmental and quality assurance measures is being considered before operations can resume.


Bimbo Canada, which operates 18 bakeries and employs approximately 4,500 associates, said the company, in consultation with union representatives and government, is exploring ways to minimize the impact on associates.

Bimbo Canada has also partnered with the Red Cross to raise funds for the region to help associates impacted by the flood and will be matching donations.

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