What Dare Foods is doing during the COVID‑19 Pandemic

Since 1892, Dare Foods has committed to making delicious high-quality food. While COVID‑19 has affected all of us, we remain dedicated to providing food to Canadians during this challenging time.

As an essential service in Canada’s food supply chain, we remain operational and our top priorities continue to be:

As a food manufacturer, we have a variety of procedures and policies in place to operate smoothly and safely. We continue to follow these procedures, in addition to implementing a number of extra precautionary measures to protect our employees and food.

It is critical that we continue to operate in a manner that prioritizes employee health and safety.

Employee Health and Safety

Food Safety

According to the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), “there is currently no evidence that food is a likely source or route of transmission of COVID‑19.”1 We continue to monitor recommendations from the CFIA, World Health Organization and others to ensure we are up-to-date on the latest information.

Dare Foods continues to adhere to rigorous food safety requirements including strong sanitation and hygiene requirements. We continue to meet the needs of our consumers and we sincerely thank all our employees for their tremendous efforts in helping us move forward in these difficult times.

For the latest and most up-to-date information on COVID‑19 from the CFIA and the Government of Canada, visit https://www.inspection.gc.ca/covid-19/eng/1584729805758/1584729899016 or www.canada.ca/coronavirus.

Community Support and Safety

Dare Foods understands this is a difficult time, affecting all of us in different ways. As a family company, it’s always been important to support our local communities. As the global COVID‑19 pandemic continues, local food banks are seeing dramatic increases in demand. Dare Foods recognizes how fortunate we are and want to do what we can to support our communities in these difficult times.

With this in mind, we have committed to donate 100,000 boxes of Bear Paws Cookies to food banks in some of the key communities we serve.

We will continue to look for other ways to support our communities in both Canada and the United States.

We ask for everyone’s support and remind you of the following:

We ask everyone to remember that maintaining healthy practices gives everyone the best chance to stay safe and well.

We will continue to follow guidance from government sources to adjust our policies and procedures as needed to ensure the safety of our employees, products and community. Always reference reliable sources: World Health Organization website www.who.int, Infection Prevention and Control Canada www.ipac-canada.org, the Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov and the Government of Canada www.Canada.ca for the latest information.

Updated: April 15, 2020

1 Government of Canada, Coronavirus disease (COVID‑19): CFIA information for industry 2020. https://www.inspection.gc.ca/covid-19/eng/1584729805758/1584729899016 Accessed on April 15, 2020.