Awards and Recognition
HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) designation and
certification at the presentation ceremonies conducted under the direction
of the then Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Lyle Vanclief, MP of
Prince Edward-Hastings County. Wilton Cheese Factory is on the list.
Winner of the coveted British Empire Award received at
the presentation ceremonies in Belleville, Ontario.
Grand National Agrigate Champion for the
Dominion of Canada awarded at the Canadian National Exhibition
competition in Toronto, Ontario.
"Jensen's Wilton Cheese Factory is the first cheese factory in
Eastern Ontario and the third in Canada to receive the federal designation."
"It is no small achievement because it means these companies
can sell their products not only in Canada but world wide.
Without HACCP designation markets would be restricted;
for example, no meat can be exported to the United States
unless it comes from a HACCP plant."
"We consider these plants to be pioneers as we note
there are only 190 food plants in all of Canada to achieve this honour."
~Comments taken from the Minister's Address and from statements by
Thomas Graham Chairman of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as
published in the Belleville Intelligencer.~