Recognition

Awards

  • 2000 HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) designation and certification at the presentation ceremonies conducted under the direction of the then Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food Lyle Vanclief, MP of Prince
    Edward-Hastings County.  Wilton Cheese Factory is on the list.

  • 1997 Winner of the coveted British Empire Award received at the presentation ceremonies in Belleville, Ontario.

  • 1987 Grand National Agrigate Champion for the Dominion of Canada awarded at the Canadian National Exhibition (The Ex) competition in Toronto, Ontario.

Comments taken from the Minister's Address, and from statements by Thomas Graham, Chairman of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, as published in the Belleville Intelligencer :

  • "Jensen's Wilton Cheese Factory is the first cheese factory in Eastern Ontario and the third in Canada to receive the federal designation."

  • "It is no small achievement because it means these companies can sell their products not only in Canada but world wide. Without HACCP designation markets would be restricted; for example, no meat can be exported to the United States unless it comes from a HACCP plant."

  • "We consider these plants to be pioneers as we note there are only 190 food plants in all of Canada to achieve this honour."