Oxford Frozen Foods exchanges land with provincial government for processing plant

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The Department of Natural Resources has finalized a land swap with a subsidiary of Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd. so the company can create a new blueberry operation in northeastern New Brunswick, reports CBC News.

Acadian Farms Development Partnership, a subsidiary of the Nova Scotia-based frozen food company, exchanged 6,361 hectares with the provincial government.

Natural Resources Minister Paul Robichaud said in a statement the exchange will allow the company to generate jobs in the area.

In October 2013, Oxford Frozen Foods announced plans to invest $184 million for a blueberry operation in the region. The investment includes the construction of a $50-million, 12,600-sq.-m. processing facility.

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