Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2010 Regional Award Winner


Fresh Sprout International Limited - Peel Region

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John Wang and Ted McMeekin, MPP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

John Wang and Ted McMeekin, MPP, Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale

Food safety is at the top of consumers' shopping lists. Bean sprouts can be vulnerable to contamination, but this innovator has found a way to reduce that risk. John Wang uses cutting-edge technology to germinate and grow his company's crop of Mung beans. He and his staff use automatic micro-controlled growing machines and state-of-the-art packing technology to produce individual bags of bean sprouts for the consumer. This environmentally friendly, fully automatic business has been awarded a Gold Standard under the Guelph Food Technology Centre's Food Safety and Quality Systems Audit program. The home-grown product carries the Foodland Ontario logo and its individual packing helps extend shelf life for both retailers and consumers. It's another great idea that is sprouting in Ontario.

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