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SGS has signed a joint venture agreement with Grain Farmers of Ontario to develop a dedicated grains laboratory and panification facility in Ontario, Canada.

Building on SGS’s existing network, the laboratory will provide full analytical testing for cereal crops, and be equipped to conduct panification in controlled laboratory conditions. This enables the identification of the best quality wheats for bread making, a key market for Canada’s cereal growers.

Technicians on site will be able to conduct a full suite of tests including rheological testing, physical dough and bake testing, protein levels, and more, as well as panification. This laboratory is the first of its kind in Ontario, and positions the province as a strong leader, for domestic and international markets, in cereal crops.

"SGS Canada currently provides inspection and testing services for the agriculture industry," says Don Slobodzian, Vice President Agriculture and Food, SGS Canada. "The Ontario Grains Laboratory allows us to draw on our existing expertise to open a whole new penetration of our business for the Canadian market, especially in Ontario."

The lab will be dedicated to Ontario cereal crops and housed in SGS’s existing testing facility in Guelph, Ontario. Once established, the lab will also offer full commercial services for Ontario, Canadian and North American millers and processors.

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For further information, please contact:

Fraser Gilbert
Senior Strategic Business Development
t: +1 604 629 1890