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McCain Abandons Construction of Russian Production Facility


Due to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine McCain Foods has decided to discontinue the construction work on a new production facility in Russia, the company says in a news release on March 10.

Following the initial invasion of Ukraine by Russia, McCain had stopped construction at its Russian production facility in the Tula Oblast region on Feb. 24. With the continued invasion, McCain made the decision to discontinue the project entirely and has suspended all shipments of its products into the Russian market.

McCain has also donated $200,000 to the Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal, the release says.

“We are always guided in these decisions by the ethics and perspective of being a family-owned business from New Brunswick, Canada. As the global market leader in prepared french fries and specialty potato products, McCain Foods takes our leadership role seriously across the 160 countries that we operate in,” the release says.

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