In early 2018, Pet Science, an Ontario-based pet products and prescription distributor, encountered serious pick/processing and plant capacity issues. As a result, James Tolley, along with his operations team, had been studying how to increase capacity for several months. Their goal was to accommodate a growing portfolio of pet products in their Brampton, Ontario, warehouse.
One of the world’s biggest pea processors is considering expanding into fava beans as the boom in alternative proteins fuels demand for special crops. France’s Roquette Freres SA is exploring processing the beans as consumers increasingly turn toward plant-based meats as well as substitute proteins in sports nutrition drinks and other beverages, said Jean-Philippe Azoulay,