When a company like Bunzl Foods (BUNZL) opens a new facility, it’s not uncommon to see its employees taking a break.
“We have so many people here in Canada and we’ve done a lot of good things here,” says Bunzl executive director Jim Pascarella.
“But we’re not just here to make money.”
Bunzl’s production facility in Ville-Marie, Quebec, is a prime example of what happens when a company opens up in Canada.
It’s not a factory but a small space that makes a lot more than just the products it makes.
Bunzl was founded by three Quebec-born entrepreneurs, but it’s been around for decades.
Its facilities are now used by other food processing and food safety businesses around the world, including a major Canadian company, General Mills (GM), which opened a plant in 2012.
The plant’s workers are also trained to deal with contamination, and Pascareas says the workers have been very helpful.
“They’re really good workers,” he says.
The food-safety system in Canada is different than that in other countries, which are very lax about how to deal, says Paul Côté, a professor at the University of British Columbia who studies food-borne illness.
There’s a need to have a more stringent system to ensure that the food coming in is safe and the safety of the workers who work on it is also respected, says Côter, who has researched food-related illnesses and outbreaks in the United States.
He notes that food safety is a much bigger problem in the U.S. than in Canada because U..
S.-made food is generally imported and packaged from overseas.
That makes it easier for people to get sick.
Pascares’ company is in the midst of making changes to the way it handles its food supply, which could lead to increased safety.
Bunzl is expanding its operations to take advantage of its large scale.
The company has plans to add more than 60 new facilities in the next five years, and says it’s hiring new people to help meet the demand.
Bunzbunzl has grown rapidly in recent years.
Last year, it was the largest food-processing company in Canada, with sales exceeding $6 billion.
It also owns and operates two other facilities in Canada: one in Montreal, Quebec and the other in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Pescare said Bunzl is in talks with other companies about expanding into new markets.
He says the company will be looking to expand its operations further in the future.
Bunzhl also recently bought a plant that supplies chicken-processing facilities in Ontario.
“This is an opportunity to be able to be more agile,” Pascarie said.
“I think there’s going to be a lot going on.
I think it’s going a little bit slower, but we are confident that we can get to where we need to be.”