November 2, 2015
Hillaton Foods Limited – Closure of Operations
Hillaton Foods is a division of Oxford Frozen Foods located near Canning in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. It’s primary operation has been the processing and freezing of carrots for the North American market.
The factory was built many years ago and located here with the recognition that the process water would be discharged into tidal waters.
The factory operated under a provincial permit and a study prepared by Porter-Dillon Limited which indicated that waste water did not create any harm to the environment, and with no measurable impact on water quality in the Habitant estuary.
The federal Department of Environment (Environment Canada) issued a direction which prohibits the discharge of our process water into the tidal waters after December 31, 2015.
We do not have an economic solution to this issue; hence we will be shutting down operations by the end of December, 2015.
Employment opportunities to affected employees will be available at our Oxford location.
Jordan Burkhardt 902-447-2100 ext 2064