Ontario government partners with Kingston to create city’s first infant formula facility

By Jim Cornall contact

- Last updated on GMT

Canada Royal Milk, which will create infant formula in Kingston, Ontario, is a part of Chinese company Feihe.
Canada Royal Milk, which will create infant formula in Kingston, Ontario, is a part of Chinese company Feihe.

Related tags: Infant formula, Nutrition

The Canadian province of Ontario is partnering with the city of Kingston to improve the infrastructure needed to establish the city's first baby formula production facility, which will create up to 277 new jobs in the community.

With support from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund, the municipality will invest in road, water and sewer infrastructure to facilitate construction of a 320,000 square foot infant milk formula processing plant by Canada Royal Milk.

Once operational in 2020, the plant will require significant volumes of milk, which will support the growth of Ontario's dairy cow and goat sectors.

Ontario is investing up to C$1.5m (US$1.16m) in Kingston, supporting a total project investment of C$4,431,260 (US$3.4m). The project is expected to be completed by December 2019.

Feihe International project

Since 2013, the Eastern Ontario Development Fund has committed support of more than C$55m (US$42.5m), helping to create and retain over 10,000 jobs and leveraging more than C$570m (US$440m) in total investments.

Canada Royal Milk is a subsidiary of Chinese company Feihe International Inc.

The facility will be North America’s first goat milk infant formula facility, which will include two separate productions lines, one for cow milk and the other for goat milk.

The facility will be constructed by Alberta-based construction company Graham, which won the C$200m (US$154m) contract in January 2018. It will be completed by September 2019 for operation to commence in 2020.

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