Federal government invests over $1.4M in Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd.
by CM Staff
The company will increase production capacity and efficiency by adding custom, fully automated robotic equipment to the facility.
OTTAWA — On Jul. 7, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced over $1.4 million in funding for Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd. in Delta, British Columbia.
Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd. is a women-owned and operated company that manufactures plant-based foods focused on using local ingredients to sustainably produce alternative protein whole foods. With an investment under the AgriInnovate Program, the company will increase production capacity and efficiency by adding custom, fully automated robotic equipment to the facility. These changes will help commercialize a plant-based, soy-free tofu product made from 100 per cent Canadian grown and milled chickpeas, helping meet the needs of consumers with allergies to soy and special dietary needs.
As people around the world start consuming more plant-based products, farmers and processors have an opportunity to bring together Canadian crops and innovation to help the sector reach new international markets. Canadians are building technology-forward operations to take advantage of the country’s global leadership in grains, pulses, and other crops, bringing new quality food options to consumers.
“Plant-based foods are growing in popularity as Canadians are increasingly looking for options to incorporate greater variety into their diets. Investing in businesses like Big Mountain Foods 2 is establishing Canada’s position as a global leader in this industry, while increasing consumer choice of alternative protein options.” said Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
“Innovative agriculture is the way of the future. Congratulations to Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd. on the contribution they’re making to our Delta community, and to the plant-based sector in Canada. Our government is proud to invest in businesses that meet consumer demands, while keeping our industries sustainable and competitive for future generations.” said Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion.