Manitoba Agriculture's Food Development Centre

GEA decanter equipment in pilot plant

Manitoba Agriculture's Food Development Centre (FDC) is a fee-for-service facility that provides product commercialization with technical and research assistance for agri-food businesses, with a services focus on plant and animal protein products and ingredients to support the Manitoba Protein Advantage (MPA). 
FDC offers a single window approach including pathfinding services to assist your food business in meeting its goals. 
Our value added services range from laboratory trials to commercial readiness of protein or co-products including:

Protein Extraction and Product Application

  • Wet protein extraction technologies including centrifugation, isoelectric precipitation, member filtration, enzyme-assisted extraction to create protein concentrates and isolates
  • Dry protein extraction technologies in collaboration with external partners to create protein enriched flours
  • Ingredient characterization
  • Ingredient specification sheets
  • Food analysis - protein, moisture, water activity and fat content
  • Create high protein ingredient blends in food and beverage applications
  • Prototype and scale application of meat alternatives, beverages, bakery and bars
  • Regulatory assistance - assessment of protein claims, quality analysis guidance (PER, PDCASS), guidance on Health Canada Novel Food or Novel Ingredient submissions
  • Shelf life testing and sensory analysis
  • Identification of process controls

Co-Product Applications and Sustainable Processing

  • Find new uses for products and by-products
  • Develop and add value to co-products
  • Identify value added components in waste streams
  • Committed to conducting research into finding innovative ways to reduce the use of water in food processing

Equipment Rental  

If you are interested in renting food processing equipment, check out the Rental Equipment List.


Please contact FDC at 1-800-870-1044 or 204-239-3150 or email us for more information.


Map and Directions to FDC