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SunOpta Opens Organic, Specialty Cocoa Processing Facility

October 3, 2013

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SunOpta Opens Organic, Specialty Cocoa Processing Facility

TORONTOSunOpta, Inc., has completed construction and commissioning of a value-added organic and specialty cocoa processing facility located in Middenmeer, The Netherlands. The facility processes internationally sourced cocoa beans into cocoa liquor, butter and powder, and provides needed capacity to accommodate the company's growing organic and specialty cocoa business.

The facility was built using environmentally friendly building materials and technologies. The operation has annual processing capacity of approximately 9,000 MT of raw cocoa and is will only focus on organic and specialty fair trade cocoa products. The facility utilizes a whole-bean roasting technology, which when combined with globally sourced cocoa bean varieties, provides customers with a range of unique flavor profiles.

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