Every day, the Plessisville plant processes 600,000 litres of milk and 300,000 kg of concentrate. It uses a method for collecting processed protein concentrates to make milk powder.
Incidents at other plants showed that milk powder can become explosive when suspended in the air. Although an explosion is unlikely, the consequences can be serious. In this case, plant management had 60 days to bring the facilities up to standard to ensure employee safety—a process that normally takes at least a year.