Canadian plant-based foods and ingredients maker Global Food Ingredients Ltd. (GFI) said Thursday that work on its new pea splitting plant in Zealandia, SK has reached completion. The ingredient processing facility is opening with a processing capacity of more than 60,000 mt/yr of yellow and green peas.
“Our new pea splitting facility is a cornerstone to GFI’s plant-based ingredients strategy, using leading edge technology to provide top quality split peas to food markets, while also providing inputs for our pet food ingredients business, connecting our business lines and maximizing margins while eliminating waste,” said David Hanna, chief executive officer of GFI, in a company release.
GFI installed advanced steam-based technology at the site that reduces the location’s water usage and recycles heat with an eco-friendly process. The facility is strategically located near competitive rail, container, and truck freight providers.
Split peas produced at the Zealandia plant will be sold under GFI’s North Lily wholesale brand. By products from the pea splitting process will be used in GFI’s pet food ingredients production process at its Bowden, AB plant.