Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2017 Regional Award Winner


Sanada Foods, Toronto

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MPP Laura Albanese and Sandro Micieli

MPP Laura Albanese and Sandro Micieli

Your favourite cured meat is moving beyond the deli counter and into the snack aisle. Sanada Foods has developed Salami Chips - a baked meat snack that contains no gluten, fillers or MSG. Made from meat sourced exclusively from Ontario producers, each bag contains a hefty 17 grams of protein. After testing different approaches with his mom's salami, Sandro Micieli built a packaging machine, rented a small commercial kitchen and began selling to local grocery stores. It didn't take long before consumer appetite for the novel product began to outpace production. In response, Sanada Foods partnered with a large food distributor and meat manufacturer and is currently building a new, 2,300-square-foot facility to keep up with demand for its flavourful, charcuterie chip.

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