No public statement from Québec goat milk producers and Agropur but discussions continue
Longueuil, November 30, 2018 – Representatives of Producteurs de lait de chèvre du Québec and Agropur Cooperative have agreed to continue the talks begun a few weeks ago.
They met for the second time at Agropur’s head office and all parties agreed to continue assessing the options on the table.
The discussions follow the recent announcement of the closure of the Saint-Damase cheese plant, the only Agropur plant that makes goat cheese.
The two parties also signed a confidentiality agreement whereby they undertook not to publicly disclose the options under discussion. Talks will continue in the coming weeks and an announcement will be made as soon as possible.
Agropur Cooperative is a North American dairy industry leader founded in 1938. With sales of $6.4 billion in 2017, the Cooperative is a source of pride to the 3,290 members and 8,300 employees who work together in pursuit of a shared goal: Better Dairy. Better World. Agropur processes more than 6.1 billion litres of milk per year at its 39 plants across North America and boasts an impressive roster of respected brands and products, including Natrel, OKA, iögo, BiPro, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Olympic, Farmers, Island Farms and Québon. Agropur’s head office is certified LEED Silver. www.agropur.com
Sources: Véronique Boileau, Vice-President, Communications, Agropur Cooperative, 450-878-1844; Christian Dubé, president, Producteurs de lait de chèvre du Québec, 450 779-6032