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Ontario food processor recognized as exports hit record high


May 11, 2012
By OMAFRA

May 11, 2012, Ontario – Ontario is recognizing a local food processor for its innovation
and exports helping to strengthen Ontario's agri-food industry.

May 11, 2012, Ontario – Ontario is recognizing a local food processor for its innovation
and exports helping to strengthen Ontario's agri-food industry.

Fiera Foods is the recipient of the 2012 Ontario
Food Exporter Award. Fiera Foods' latest innovative technology
includes "Freezer-to-Oven" and "Stress Free Dough."
These products are saving restaurants and store operators time and
labour, and provide quality, artisan-style products for customers
at an attractive price point.

Companies like Fiera Foods have helped Ontario's agri-food exports
hit a record high of nearly $10 billion in 2011, a 5.4 per cent increase
over the previous year, contributing to a stronger economy and creating
jobs for farmers and families.

"Fiera Foods is an excellent example of how we are working
together with Ontario agri-businesses to achieve success in global
markets and create good jobs here at home," said Ted McMeekin, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs.

Fiera Foods began 25 years ago as a two-man bakery. Today,
it employs 1,000 workers in four manufacturing facilities in the
GTA, and produces two million croissants and bagels a day. It
has built its success through innovation and by exporting new
products to the United States, Asia, Europe and Australia.

"It's exciting to be recognized with the Ontario Food Exporter
Award. I am proud of our company's achievements and of the quality
products we provide to our customers," said Boris Serebryany, president and CEO of Fiera Foods.