Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2010 Regional Award Winner


Shandiz Natural Foods - York Region

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Nima Fotovat and Rick Johnson

Nima Fotovat and Rick Johnson

If you're looking for a healthy snack, Shandiz Natural Foods "Go Ontario" bar can cover those hunger pangs with 100 per cent Ontario-grown and processed ingredients. They're sourced from five local farms and the product is packaged in Ontario too. The company's 23,500 square foot facility in Markham is HACCP certified and boasts state-of-the-art food safety technology that shows its commitment to food safety and quality control. It manufactures a variety of nutrient-packed snacks under its own "Taste of Nature" brand, and for private-label customers around the world. More than 250 local natural food stores stock Shandiz's products, and the company hopes to see more shelf space made available for this latest field-to-shelf innovation. "Go Ontario" raises the bar when it comes to boosting your energy and support for local food.

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