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The Food Development Centre is dedicated to meeting the demands of agri-food business – doing what it takes to help your company succeed. You have the ideas and opportunities. We have the equipment, expertise and industry links to turn those ideas into successful food products and ingredients.

Our facility is federally registered in Canada, which is a benefit for companies planning to market out of province. From research and development through testing, labelling, and packaging, the Food Development Centre can help you bring your idea for a food or beverage product to market. 
Our Partnership with Manitoba Agriculture
The Food Development Centre works together with Manitoba Agriculture's Food and Agri-Product Processing Branch to help take your product to the next level.
The Business Development Specialists throughout the province offer consulting services, workshops, training and access to trade shows that will help you:
   •  connect with product and process development and nutritional labelling expertise at the 
      Food Development Centre
   •  access a licensed community kitchen or co-packer
   •  prepare to sell your product to grocery stores and foodservice
   •  set a price for your food product
   •  test market your product at a farmers’ market
   •  expand your market outside of Manitoba
   •  find financial assistance 
The Food and Agri-Product Processing Branch provides business counselling in these areas:
   •  marketing plan - promotion, pricing, competitors
   •  human resources - labour requirements
   •  operations plan - processing location/meeting regulatory
   •  financial management plan - start-up costs, cash flow projections, revenue estimates
   •  all areas that make up your business plan
Check out the Food and Agri Product Processing webpage for the latest news, upcoming events and resources.