Update on Plant Progress

Last updated: Sept 21, 2020

fairlife has reached another significant milestone in Canada: we have started producing our first bottles of 2% fairlife using 100% Canadian milk!

This means Canadians will begin seeing 1.5L bottles of fairlife made with 100% Canadian milk on store shelves this Fall.

A person holding a bottle of fairlife® milk and a glass of milk

A big “thank you!’ to all the team members that made this new plant and Canadian production a reality.

Last updated: September 8, 2020

Our fairlife dairy facility in Peterborough, ON recently reached a major milestone: Its very first shipment of Canadian milk for production. This shipment marks the next step in our journey to begin locally producing our delicious fairlife products while supporting Canadian dairy farmers and contributing to our Peterborough community. 

Soon consumers across Canada will be able to enjoy our 100% Canadian ultrafiltered milk with 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk. 

Employees stand in front of a milk truck carrying 100% Canadian milk

Update: July 16, 2020

We are pleased to advise that following the unanticipated delay as a result of COVID-19, we were recently able to re-start the final phase of our fairlife plant build in Peterborough, ON.  

We are all very excited about this development and we expect to begin making fairlife in Canada using 100% Canadian milk in the Fall.

Image of fairlife Peterbourough ON plant under construction.

Update: March 30, 2020

Like many of you, we have been closely watching the status of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. First, our thoughts and well-wishes are with the people who have been affected by the virus, as well as everyone who is working to protect impacted communities. These are challenging times for everyone, and we are doing our part to help prevent further spread of the virus while continuing to support the needs of our employees, consumers, customers and communities.

Our company’s approach during this difficult situation is grounded in our purpose, which puts people first and ensures that we have the right plans in place to adequately respond to the needs of our communities.

Interior photo of Peterborough plant

In June 2018, Coca-Cola Ltd. announced an $85 million investment to build a new manufacturing facility in Peterborough, Ontario to produce fairlife milk using 100% Canadian dairy. We have been working diligently for two years to deliver on our commitment to begin manufacturing and distribution in Spring 2020.

Until now, construction has remained on schedule and we are currently in the final stages of completing the plant build and accepting Canadian milk. Due to current travel restrictions in Canada and around the world, however, we are currently unable to assemble the needed teams to complete the remaining equipment calibration and testing required at the facility. As a result, we now expect the opening of the facility to be delayed until later this year.

A test skid of fairlife milk in the Peterbourough plant

We want to assure you we remain steadfast in our support of the Canadian dairy industry, and we remain committed to producing fairlife with Canadian milk in 2020. Included are some recent photos of our plant development, showcasing progress on both the exterior and interior as well as a successful packaging test. 

fairlife is a delicious, one of kind, kind of milk that Canadian consumers love. We remain committed to our support of the Canadian dairy industry, and we are committed to producing fairlife in Canada, with Canadian milk, as soon as we can. 

We appreciate your understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented times and ensure the health and safety of our people and partners.