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Canadians fund a Canadian dairy baby formula factory that only serves China

Canadas first and only infant formula factory doesn’t even supply baby formula to Canada

Canadian taxpayers paid for a baby formula factory that ships all of its product to China while Canadians suffer.

Canada Royal Milk Plant was built in 2019 and uses Canadian-based dairy – both cow and goats dairy. The plants parent company is China base Feihe International Inc.

“Canada Royal Milk is a Canadian corporation established by Feihe International Inc. in October 2016. Feihe International is the largest domestic producer of formula for infants and young children in the People’s Republic of China, and the company recently celebrated its 56th year in business” is says on their website

The factory is located in Kingston Ontario and received $225 million Canadian taxpayer money and a grant worth $24 million by the Ontario government. However Canadas first and only baby formula factory only serves China.

“Feihe International is the largest domestic producer of formula for infants and young children in the People’s Republic of China, and the company recently celebrated its 56th year in business,” the plant’s website says.

“Canada Royal Milk will manufacture formula for infants and young children using both cow dairy and goat dairy, building local supply chains to benefit the Canadian economy.  Most of our production will be for export, but we intend to develop nutritional products for the North American market as well.”

On going baby formula shortages because of a national baby formal shortage in the United States. The Canadian government released a statement and

“In certain provinces, the supply of these products is not meeting demand,” Health Canada said. “The Department has published an interim policy to recommend enforcement discretion to facilitate the importation of equivalent and safe infant formulas that have been approved by a foreign regulatory authority or are allowed to be sold in foreign jurisdictions that have high quality and manufacturing standards similar to Canada.”

According to CTV there’s a regulatory process Canada Royal Milk is currently going through to get its products to the domestic market for Canadians.

“My understanding is that all of the production is shipped to China because China had a major baby formula crisis back in 2008,” Dalhousie University food expert Sylvain Charlebois told CTV News. 

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