MadeGood organic brand gets funding

The company will purchase and install first-in-Canada robotic equipment

(From left to right): Sahba Fotovat (Director of Manufacturing, Riverside Natural Foods), Marie-Claude Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), Francesco Sorbara (Member of Parliament for Vaughan-Woodbridge), Deborah Schulte (Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan) and Nima Fotovat (President, Riverside Natural Foods) prepare for a tour of the factory at Riverside Natural Foods.

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Recently, while visiting a manufacturing facility in Southern Ontario, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with Member of Parliament (Vaughan-Woodbridge) Francesco Sorbara announced a repayable contribution of up to $8.5 million to Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. for the modernization of their MadeGood Foods line of products.

This project, funded under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriInnovate Program, will enable the company to purchase and install first-in-Canada robotic equipment, customize and automate their granola bar production and create exciting new production lines for allergen-free healthy snacks.

With this contribution, Riverside Natural Foods is expected to increase production, inputs and exports sales, while introducing new products to the market and creating well-paying jobs to benefit all Canadians.

Nima Fotovat, President, Riverside Natural Foods Ltd., said, “The government support has been a tremendous boost to our company, allowing us to invest in sophisticated, best in class production equipment that will allow the MadeGood brand to compete on a global scale. We will continue to produce nutritious foods using Canadian organic agricultural products, provide employment for a skilled and ethnically diverse workforce and generously give back to our community. MadeGood is focused on becoming a Canadian role model and leader in successful triple bottom line business management.”