The Food Development Centre

The Food Development Centre (FDC) is a non-profit, fee-for-service special operating agency, under the authority of the Manitoba government. The FDC offers a variety of services to the food processing and ingredients industry. FDC has capabilities to:

  • extract protein from various commodities (plant and animal sources) and processing co products
  • create innovative product applications for customers
  • blend product ingredients to make a health claim
  • use natural ingredients for higher consumer acceptance
  • turn low value co-products into higher value ingredients and foods
  • create food products high in protein from plant-based (pulses, oilseeds or cereals) or animal sources (meat, eggs or dairy)
  • create protein food products, such as bars, baked goods, snacks, beverages (ready to drink and dry-mixes), meat alternatives and extenders

FDC has technical expertise and a 57,450 square foot facility to provide the following services:

  • wet protein extraction technologies, including centrifugation, isoelectric precipitation, membrane filtration and enzyme-assisted extraction, to create protein concentrates and isolates
  • dry protein extraction technologies, such as air classification or grinding and sifting oilseed press cakes, pulse and grain flours, to create protein-enriched fractions
  • functional testing, such as foaming, gelling, water binding, solubility and emulsification
  • regulatory assistance on protein-related claims and nutritional labeling
  • protein analysis, such as protein quality, on-site protein content analysis, sensory evaluation, and shelf life testing
  • formulation of protein-rich foods and scale-up and test market production

FDC offers some of these services in collaboration with other Manitoba organizations.



Do you have a protein product you want to take to market? Click here to learn more about what services the Food Development Centre can provide to help you take your product to market and more.


Visit the Food Development Centre website for more information.