Spring floods cause May West, Jos Louis shortage

May West

A little known consequence of the widespread flooding in Quebec this spring is a shortage of some popular snack cakes.

The Journal de Montreal says grocery and corner stores across the province are beginning to run out of May West, Jos Louis and Half Moon cakes because the only factory in Quebec was closed as a result of flooding in the Beauce region.

The plant in Ste-Marie, south of Quebec City, was shut down April 20.

Tests are currently being conducted on the equipment, and managers can't say when production may start up again.

In the meantime, the parent company Canada Brands, says it is looking to temporarily bring in snack cakes from other parts of North America.

Read the company statement here.