The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (Food Centre) is a non-profit organization, providing full service assistance to food processors wanting to add value to their products for domestic and/or international markets. The Food Centre’s line of expertise include food and process development, interim processing, extrusion technology, skills development, food safety education and training, quality assurance, technology transfer and path-finding. The Centre’s federal processing facility is Saskatchewan’s only commercial incubation centre for food processing.
The Food Centre has established a reputable role in food industry for R&D of new food concepts, interim processing, extrusion and food safety training. Since inception, the Food Centre has developed over 750 products with an estimated 50% introduced into the market. Our staff boasts an impressive 125 plus years of experience in the food industry and several food scientists. With the acquisition of our twin screw extruder, the Food Centre’s potential in exploring commercialization opportunities are greater than ever. This new technology is capable of transforming a wide variety of agricultural crops into innovate consumer food products such as snack foods, breakfast cereal, pet foods, meat analogues and bio-products.
The Food Centre houses a state-of-the-art federal facility that is HACCP Approved, Organic Certified, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approved for meat, dairy and processed foods, Organic and HALAL Certified, FDA approved (processed foods) and NHP Licensed. Our facility is set up to process a variety of food products destined for world markets.
The Food Centre is committed to being a leading centre of excellence in R&D, processing, extrusion and food safety training. By working with Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry and industry partners, we provide assistance for Saskatchewan processors to engage in value added opportunities and gain competitive advantage. Whether it involves a specific pulse or grain, an exciting recipe that has been in your family for years or a company looking to expand their market, the Food Centre has a variety of services to take you to the next level.
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The leader in advancing Saskatchewan’s agri-food industry.
To provide expertise and services enabling our agri-food industry to develop new products and market opportunities through innovative processing technologies and training.