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Recent Processor Acquisition Strengthens Ontario Chicken Industry Growth and Sustainability

BURLINGTON, ON – ADP Direct Poultry has acquired Cami International Poultry Ltd., to enhance vertical integration between primary processing and further processing operations.
 
ADP Direct Poultry is a food processing company that serves the grocery retail, food service, industrial, and co-manufacturing markets. ADP's three plants are all federally-inspected, USDA, BRC, and Halal Certified.
 
Cami International Poultry is one of the few primary poultry processors in Ontario with both CFIA and USDA certification. Cami's facility produces a premium 'air chilled' poultry product and has significant capacity for growth.
 
“Chicken Farmers of Ontario welcomes this announcement as it further strengthens the growth and sustainability of Ontario’s chicken industry,” said Ed Benjamins, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Ontario. “Ontario chicken farmers and the Ontario chicken industry are committed to providing consumers with a variety of choices when it comes to healthy, safe, locally-grown premium Ontario chicken products.”
 
The acquisition comes as ADP Direct Poultry advances their strategic plan which is focused on organic growth, vertical integration, diversification, and branded products. ADP Direct Poultry has previously acquired Ontario-based organic and natural poultry brand Blue Goose, as well as New Brunswick based retail and food service deli meat processor Bonte Foods.
 
“Ontario’s chicken industry is strong, vibrant and continues to grow. The industry supports 22,000 jobs and contributes over $3.8 billion to the Ontario economy on an annual basis,” said Rob Dougans, President and CEO of Chicken Farmers of Ontario. “We continue to see the growth and potential of the industry, and this announcement speaks to our ability to positively evolve alongside consumers, providing Ontarians with a multitude of chicken choices.”
Source : CFO