McCain Foods is the #1 French fry maker in the world, processing about one million pounds of French fries and other potato products per hour. The McCain family began producing french fries in 1957 and still owns the company. Today they operate 50 plants around the world and their products sell in more than 130 countries.
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|McCain Foods Ltd|
This company has products rated RED in Greenpeace Canada's "How to Avoid Genetically Engineered Foods" Shoppers Guide. Products on the RED list are likely to contain GE or GE-derived ingredients from the most widely grown GE crops, usually corn, soy, canola or cotton. Companies on this list have confirmed that their products may or are likely to be made with GE ingredients, or have not denied using GE foods when given the opportunity to do so.
[Source 2013][More on Genetic Engineering]
Friends of the Earth's 2014 report "Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks" names this company as one of over 200 transnational food companies engaged in nanotechnology research and development, and on their way to commercializing products. New studies are adding to a growing body of scientific evidence indicating nanomaterials may be toxic to humans and the environment.
[Source 2014][More on Product Safety]
This company has a number of corporate responsibility claims on its website.
[Source 2012][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
|Company Structure||Family-owned private company|
|Revenue||$6.0 billion in 2011|
|# Employees||19,000 in 2012|
|Subsidiaries||McCain Foods (Aust) Pty Ltd
- Kitchens of Sara Lee Pty Ltd
|Address||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Products / BrandsMcCain Australia
Griff's Frozen Meals/Pizza
Healthy Choice Frozen Meals/Pizza
Healthy Choice Frozen Vegies/Chips
McCain Frozen Meals/Pizza
McCain Frozen Vegies/Chips
McCain Frozen Desserts/Fruit
Rustica Frozen Meals/Pizza
Season's Choice Frozen Desserts/Fruit
Sara Lee Australia
Bon Gateaux Frozen Desserts/Fruit
Sara Lee Frozen Desserts/Fruit
Sara Lee Frozen Meals/Pizza
Sara Lee Ice Cream
Sara Lee Pies & Pasties