No Interruption In Vegetable Deliveries

Firefighters battle blaze at Bonduelle factory in Tecumseh on July 18, 2014. (Photo by Adelle Loiselle)

Vegetable growers across the region are breathing a big sigh of relief as vegetable deliveries were not interrupted by Friday’s fire at Bonduelle.

John Mumford, the manager of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Producers Board, says the company is moving the products to other plants.

“There shouldn’t be any impact on growers. Bonduelle has made arrangements to have the peas that have been contracted to other Ontario locations and some of the beans that have been contracted have been moved to the U.S.,” he says. “For us as growers you have to rely on the fact the company needs the product and will do everything in their power to make sure they harvest and process it.”

Mumford says growers are dependent on any processing company when there are problems but have to rely on the fact the companies need the products.