Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2015 Regional Award Winner

Perth County Ingredients

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Austin Currah, MPP Kathryn McGarry

Austin Currah, MPP Kathryn McGarry

There's a whole lot of goodness in every egg, and Perth County Ingredients aims to make the most of it. Egg processing leaves behind inedible egg material - called slurry or spinnings - that typically gets tossed. But Perth County Ingredients knew that "waste" could be converted into powdered, high-protein ingredients for animal feed and pet food manufacturers. With federal and provincial assistance, an egg processing plant in Perth County was brought back to life and retrofitted to process the by-product. Equipped with high-tech dryers, a pressurized membrane system and modified centrifuge technology, the facility has brought much-needed jobs to the area and supports local egg and hatchery operations, creating value from what would otherwise be landfill.