Cargill Protein is investing $22 million to install a controlled atmospheric stunning system at its chicken processing plant at London.
Cargill said the investment reflects its efforts to address customer and consumer demand for improved animal welfare in meat production.
This spring the new system will replace electric stunning.
The plant, which has 830 employees, processes products for nation-wide distribution.
It was once owned by Cuddy Foods which supplied McDonald’s Restaurants across Canada.