Coca-Cola Canada announced Tuesday that it is investing $85 million to build a new production facility in Peterborough, Ontario to produce lactose free milk.
The company says the facility will produce Fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk, making Canada the first international market for Fairlife products.
Fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk is a lactose free milk containing nine essential nutrients, with 50 per cent more protein and half the sugar of traditional milk.
The new facility, which is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2020, will produce Fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk in Fat Free, 2% White, 2% Chocolate and Whole White in 1.5L PET bottles and 2% White and 2% Chocolate in 240mL PET bottles.
The company says the new facility will create 35 jobs and will be supplied with milk from local dairy farmers in Ontario.