A GLANBIA factory in Canada has been destroyed by a major fire, which swept through the facility yesterday evening.
The fire began at approximately 8am local time. Several local fire departments battled for hours to get the blaze under control.
While the full cost of the damage has yet to be fully ascertained, fire officials have said that the factory has been severely damaged.
“It’s too early to say what the overall implications are,” said a spokesperson for Glanbia.
“At the moment, we are just pleased that no one has been hurt. We will know more in the coming days.”
Glanbia acquired the flaxseed plant in 2007, as part of their nutritional and flax portfolio. The plant, which employed almost 60 people, is in the Manitoba province around 325 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, in Canada.
The cause of the fire has not yet been established.
The facility is one of a number of facilities within the Glanbia Ingredients Technologies business, which is one of three businesses comprising Glanbia Nutritionals – the other two being Customised Premix Solutions and Performance Nutrition.