GFI announces completion of pea splitting facility in Sask.
by CM Staff
The Facility is capable of processing over 60,000 metric tonnes of yellow and green peas into split peas and pea fibre annually at full capacity.
TORONTO — Global Food and Ingredients Ltd. announces the final completion of a new pea splitting facility at its plant-based ingredient processing complex in Zealandia, Saskatchewan.
The Facility is capable of processing over 60,000 metric tonnes of yellow and green peas into split peas and pea fibre annually at full capacity and is situated to use Zealandia’s rail, container and truck freight options to ship finished product to key markets globally. The Facility uses steam-based technology, producing quality and efficiency that reportedly reduces water utilization compared to older technologies.
The installation of this operation at GFI’s existing Zealandia facility has allowed GFI to leverage its existing infrastructure and employee base to build a facility at incremental operating costs, which management of GFI believes will result in an attractive return on investment.
GFI has launched and is marketing its split peas under GFI’s North Lily wholesale brand, offering both Premium and Ultra Premium quality standards to its customers.
By-products produced during the pea splitting process will be used in GFI’s pet food ingredients production process at its Bowden, Alberta facility, creating a zero-waste process that maximizes value creation at every step of the process.
“Our new pea splitting facility is a cornerstone to GFI’s plant-based ingredients strategy, using leading edge technology to provide top quality split peas to food markets, while also providing inputs for our pet food ingredients business, connecting our business lines and maximizing margins while eliminating waste,” commented David Hanna, GFI’s CEO.