Services and Capabilities

The Food Development Centre has experienced food scientists, engineers and technicians. 

The Food Development Centre is federally regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as a fruit and vegetable, honey and meat processing establishment. Through Health Canada, the centre is licensed to process hemp including its grain, oil, flour, protein, beverage and butter. The facility is also certified organic. 

Formulating and testing new products

  • Shelf life testing
  • Microbiological testing
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Nutritional analysis

Improving products

  • Formulation/recipe development
  • Sourcing alternative ingredients
  • Standardizing existing formulations and processes for quality and cost control
  • Providing solutions to product quality issues
  • Sourcing and evaluating packaging options

Expanding product value

  • Finding new uses for products and by-products
  • Developing consumer preparation instructions
  • Comprehensive nutritional labelling for ingredient use

Meeting regulatory requirements

  • Interpreting compositional, labelling, packaging and advertising regulations
  • Food labelling
  • Physical and chemical testing
  • Identify health and nutrient claims as marketing advantages