Bonduelle has said a fire at its Canada plant has caused "considerable" damage.

Bonduelle has said a fire at its Canada plant has caused "considerable" damage.

French canned vegetable supplier Bonduelle has said damage to a plant in Canada is "considerable" after a fire broke out on Thursday night.

While no injuries or fatalities were reported, the firm said it will be "very difficult" for the facility in Tecumseh in Ontario "to operate for the current production campaign".

The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed. Bonduelle said an investigation was planned. The length of the delay to production and plans to restart output will only be able to be determined after detailed examination of the damage to the plant. 

The site produces lines sold under the Green Giant brand through a licencing deal with General Mills.

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Overnight on July 17 - 18, a fire was reported in the Bonduelle plant in Tecumseh. Fortunately there are no fatalities or injuries reported. The cause of the incident is as of yet undetermined, and an investigation is planned.

Property damage is considerable, and it is probable that it will be very difficult for the plant to operate for the current production campaign. The delays and production relaunch plans will only be able to be determined after detailed examination of the damage to the plant.

 

All of the Bonduelle Group's plants are insured to cover property damage and production losses, which should limit the impact of this incident.

 

Original source: Bonduelle