In Canada, the Bel Group has chosen a business model that draws on the recognized expertise of the national dairy industry, and therefore also benefits local players in the dairy sector. This alliance has enabled Bel Cheese Canada to be certified SQF 2000 and FSSC 22000, while applying the standards of the Group Food Defense Standard.
A Mini Babybel plant in Sorel-Tracy
The first Mini Babybel® plant in Canada is currently being built in Sorel-Tracy. We are so proud to be contributing to the economic development of this Quebec region. In 2019-2020, we will be hiring 140 people to make our cheese in a modern facility that features all the best in terms of equipment, health safety and security measures, as well as development opportunities for our new employees. Our confreres at Laitieries Chalifoux, which produce the Riviera brand, have partnered with us throughout this project.
Fromagerie Bergeron of Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly: A family story
All across Canada, The Laughing Cow® is a part of everyday life for families. To satisfy this demand, Bel Canada has partnered with a company that shares the same values and enthusiasm: Fromagerie Bergeron of Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, near Quebec City.
Since 2007, this local company has produced the renowned The Laughing Cow® cheese for the entire Canadian market. Each year, this cheese dairy, which was founded in 1940 and employs nearly 50 people, meets the annual demand of Canadians. In the past 10 years, nearly 1.4 billion triangular portions have been produced in the farming region of Chaudière-Appalaches, to the delight of cheese lovers.
Bel Canada and Fromagerie Bergeron, two family businesses, share the same values and a common vision to offer superior quality cheeses.
Agropur: An alliance of industry leaders
dairy producers, they have partnered in 2010 to make Boursin® in Quebec. Since January 2011, 53 million units of Boursin® cheese have been produced at the Canadian co-operative’s cheese dairy in Saint-Hyacinthe.
As a result, Bel Canada can count on this partner of choice, so that Canadians can enjoy irresistible Boursin® any way they like.
With its strong global network, Bel Canada benefits from agreements with the group’s production facilities to offer Canadian consumers brands that are not produced locally.
Fulfilling all the requirements of Bel Cheese Canada, these industrial entities of the Bel Group can provide products such as Mini Babybel®, Apéricubes®, Kiri® and Port-Salut®.