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Cablegate: Canada: Commercial Sources of Mres for Possible

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

221824Z Sep 05

UNCLAS OTTAWA 002857

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/CAN
USAID FOR OFDA RMT CAROL CHAN, TONY STITT AND STEPANIE
SAVOLIANE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL EAID ETRD ECON AMGT CA
SUBJECT: CANADA: COMMERCIAL SOURCES OF MRES FOR POSSIBLE
PURCHASE

REF: SECSTATE 175147

Post has identified the following potential sources of
vegetarian MREs as requested reftel. If we learn of possible
addtional sources we will send a follow-up report.

1. Bauly Specialty Foods

Vendor: Le Baron
Manufacturer: Bauly Specialty Foods
Mr. Len Bauly
7620 Anaka Drive
Missassauga, Ontario, Canada L4T 3H7

1-800-351-FOOD (3663) phone
905-677-9734 fax

info@bauly.com or lebauly@yahoo.com
http://www.bauly.com

Price per unit, (which has a double serving): C$7.60 (about
US$6.50), including taxes.
NOTE: This company will provide us with a 40% discount.
See the following link for a full price summary:
http://www.bauly.com/PDFPricelist.pdf

Ingredients: All vegetarian - no animal by products. They
do have a small presence in the U.S. so are familiar with FDA
regulations.

Delivery time: Bauly can produce approximately 3,000 units
per week (which, with the double servings, can serve 6,000
individuals). They estimate it would take approximately 10
days for the first delivery (production time included) with
shipments every seven days thereafter.

Package specifications: The pouches are 8x8 inches and, when
filled, are approximately 1 inch thik.

2. Harvest Foodworks

Manufacturer: Harvest Foodworks
Mr. Tony Barnes
445 Highway 29 - RR 1
Toledo, ON, Canada, K0E 1Y0

1-800-268-4268 or 613-275-2218 phone
613-275-1359 fax

thefolks@harvestfoodworks.com
http://www.harvestfoodworks.com

Price per unit: The vegetarian unit, which has a 2-year
shelf life, requires water. One unit is a 2-portion meal and
costs C$6.00. However, the price would be about half that
for purchases of over 100,000 units.

Ingredients: Too many to name, but they ship to the US
frequently so would not expect a problem with FDA inspection.

Delivery time: Approximately 3-4 weeks for 100,000 units.

Package specifications: Mr. Barnes was unable to indicate an
approximate weight. However, each case has 12 units, with
105 cases per pallet.

3. Freeze-Dry Foods Limited

Manufacturer: Freeze-Dry Foods Limited
Mr. Buzz Grant, Chairman
579 Speers Road
Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6K 2G4

905-844-1471 phone
905-844-8140 fax

agrant@freeze-dry.com
www.freeze-dry.com

Freeze-Dry Foods does not currently produce MREs, but they do
freeze-dry and can foods. They have a branch in Albion, New
York and are a supplier to Emergency Essentials in Orem,
Utah. They have USDA, FDA, CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection
Agency) and HACCP approved facilities.

Visit Canada's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/ottawa

WILKINS

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