Country Ribbon to build protein plant

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Country Ribbon Inc., this province's only fully-integrated chicken producer and processor, is proposing to construct a protein conversion plant on Incinerator Road in St. John's.
According to an undertaking registered by the company with the Department of Environment and Conservation, the plant will use offal material from an existing poultry plant on East While Hills Road to produce usable meal and fat for animal feed.
Plans call for the construction of a 1,000-square metre, single storey protein conversion plant.
The final product will be used at the Country Ribbon feed mill on Topsail Road in Mount Pearl.
Waste water generated at the protein conversion plant will be treated on site prior to discharge. The plant will process approximately 7,500 metric tons of offal per year.
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer, and the plant is scheduled to begin operation in early 2011.
The undertaking was registered on March 3, and the deadline for public comments is April 7. The department is expected to make a decision on the project April 16.

Organizations: Department of Environment and Conservation

Geographic location: Incinerator Road, St. John's, East While Hills Road Country Ribbon Topsail Road Mount Pearl

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  • chicken little
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    Cluck Cluck..Hey Doris..this tastes a little like ...oh my god...

  • Concerned
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Does that mean no more hotdogs?

  • Anon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    so uh... im downwind of that. that kinda sucks.

  • J.
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Is this iimplying they'll be feeding chickens to chickens? That strategy worked REALLY well for the cattle industry. ;)

  • Barry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Waste water generated at the protein conversion plant will be treated on site prior to discharge .

    Does this mean that we won't see any more discussing sites of chicken parts down floating by the lake?

  • mike
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    put the plant and it`s the new plant out by the farm

  • Member of the 80%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    I think this is a great idea(unless you are downwind of it). However I wish they could come up with a way to remove that plant from the Quid Vidi area. The prison on one side and the chicken factory on the other, not very pleasing vistas.

  • Mad chicken
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Feeding chicken parts to chickens can't be a good thing just look at how mad the cows got.

  • chicken little
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    Cluck Cluck..Hey Doris..this tastes a little like ...oh my god...

  • Concerned
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Does that mean no more hotdogs?

  • Anon
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    so uh... im downwind of that. that kinda sucks.

  • J.
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    Is this iimplying they'll be feeding chickens to chickens? That strategy worked REALLY well for the cattle industry. ;)

  • Barry
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Waste water generated at the protein conversion plant will be treated on site prior to discharge .

    Does this mean that we won't see any more discussing sites of chicken parts down floating by the lake?

  • mike
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    put the plant and it`s the new plant out by the farm

  • Member of the 80%
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    I think this is a great idea(unless you are downwind of it). However I wish they could come up with a way to remove that plant from the Quid Vidi area. The prison on one side and the chicken factory on the other, not very pleasing vistas.

  • Mad chicken
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Feeding chicken parts to chickens can't be a good thing just look at how mad the cows got.