Processing Magazine

Canada invests in sustainable water use for food processors

August 9, 2012

TORONTO — The Canadian government is investing $95,000 CAD for a project that will test an innovative water recycling system used to treat wastewater from within a food processing facility.

This investment will go to Weston Foods Canada, Inc. to pilot test a new onsite bio-digester for wastewater treatment.

This process will allow the water to be reused or disposed of without having to be discharged to municipal sanitary sewers at a cost to the business, ultimately helping the company, which specializes in producing a wide variety of baked goods, achieve more cost-effective and sustainable water use.

“Weston Foods is looking for innovative ways to address wastewater discharges. In addition to our relentless focus on source reduction, we want to identify technological solutions that will enable our business to continue to grow in the future,” said Senior Director of Environmental Affairs Walter Kraus.

This investment is being provided through the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP), a five-year (2009-2014), $163-million CAD initiative that aims to help the Canadian agricultural sector adapt and remain competitive.