Canadian company brings home the bacon
Quebec's Les Spécialités Proda purchases New England artisan bacon and sausage maker.
March 16, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff
Les Spécialités Prodal, a division of Aliments Breton Foods Canada, is purchasing the family-owned artisan bacon processor North Country Smokehouse of Claremont, NH.
The Quebec-based Les Spécialités Prodal, which creates meat pies, bacon and pasta sauces, says the North Country Smokehouse acquisition will become part of its family of brands, including: Paysan, Paysan Naturel, Paysan d’Europe, Cuisi-Chef and Table d’Hôte.
The companies are hardly strangers, with Spécialités Prodal having supplied North Country Smokehouse with raw materials for the past 15 years.
Both entities will continue operating out of their current sites, with North Country president Mike Satzow remaining in charge of the New Hampshire operations.
Satzow is the third-generation operator of the business—back in 1912, his grandfather began selling smoked meats from his horse-drawn cart.
Since then, North Country Smokehouse’s applewood bacon (see image above) products has been its core business—some 80 per cent, though it also produces sausages and other smoked meat and cheese products that all enjoy a reputation for its high-quality.
Aliments Breton Foods Canada has, since 1944, pushed the limits and has made its mark in the agri-food industry as much in Quebec as at an international level.
Company information available at www.abreton.com.