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Food Development Centre

Company name(s)

Legal/Operating Name
Food Development Centre

Mailing address

P.O. Box 1240
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE , Manitoba
R1N 3J9

Location address

810 Phillips St
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Manitoba
R1N 3J9

Company Profile


FDC specializes in economic development for the value-added agricultural products industry. FDC provides contract research and development services for innovation, diversification and expansion of product lines and companies in the value-added agricultural industry. Clients are established industry companies, entrepreneurs and research associates. Partners of FDC are from government, economic development agencies, research and academic organizations, industry groups and private companies.
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Javier Planinich
Title:
Manager, Pilot Plant
Area of Responsibility:
Manufacturing/Production/Operations.
Telephone:
(204) 871-5808
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
javier.planinich@gov.mb.ca
Karen Templeton
Title:
Group Leader, Administration
Area of Responsibility:
Administrative Services.
Telephone:
(204) 239-3166
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
karen.templeton@gov.mb.ca
Lynda Lowry
Title:
Chief Operating Officer/General Manager
Area of Responsibility:
Management Executive.
Telephone:
(204) 239-3624
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
lynda.lowry@gov.mb.ca
Roberta Irvine
Title:
Business Development Officer
Area of Responsibility:
Administrative Services.
Telephone:
(204) 239-3436
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
roberta.irvine@gov.mb.ca
Alphonsus Utioh
Title:
Manager, Process and Product Development
Area of Responsibility:
Research/Development/Engineering.
Telephone:
(204) 239-3179
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
alphonsus.utioh@gov.mb.ca
Mike Lalla
Title:
Manager, Support Services
Area of Responsibility:
Administrative Services.
Telephone:
(204) 871-5152
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
mike.lalla@gov.mb.ca

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Country of Ownership:
Canada  
Year Established:
1977
Exporting:
Yes  
Primary Industry (NAICS):
541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences
Primary Business Activity:
Services  
Export Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Number of Employees:
21 
Service Name:
Contract research and development in the value-added processing of agricultural products
The services provided are Pilot Plant Services, Product Development Services, Process Development Services, Nutritional Labelling Services, Regulatory Affairs/HACCP Services, and Library and Information Services.

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The pilot plant is a facility where the client can manufacture products for a market test or for commercial distribution. The pilot plant staff are skilled in processing and engineering to help clients develop a high quality product. Fees for support services and equipment rental are designed to create a cost-effective opportunity for clients to evaluate test markets before making capital budgeting decisions. Staff provide assistance to clients in developing cost-effective processes for products developed at FDC or in the client's facility. Staff operate and maintain the FDC pilot plant where clients can produce food products for export markets. Consulting services are provided, including process troubleshooting, equipment sourcing, design and evaluation. When developing or optimizing a food process, the Process Development staff work closely with the client and Product Development consultants to ensure the scale of the process will be consistent with the cost objectives and with the needs of the target market. The pilot plant is an on-site federally accredited processing facility for food production and packaging for test markets and for established markets. The client has the opportunity to identify and to overcome many of the operational difficulties inherent in the scale-up process before making costly equipment expenditures. Clients become better informed to estimate processing input and costs, which is vital information to have prior to initiating a product launch or proceeding with major capital acquisitions. The FDC facilities and equipment provide the necessary flexibility to conduct a wide variety of development projects directed to vegetables and fruit, grains and oilseeds, nutraceuticals and functional foods, meat and dairy products. In April 2005 the FDC facility unveiled the results of its brand new pilot plant, renovations and capital acquisitions project. The pilot plant is federally registered for meat, processed products and industrial hemp processing. The pilot plant is also licensed for dairy processing and organic processing. FDC has specialized technology and staff expertise for fermentation, membrane filtration, crystallization, cryogenic freezing, modified atmosphere packaging, extraction techniques and dehydration. Product Development expertise includes shelf life studies, microbiological testing, nutritional labelling, product formulation and scale-up of formulations to commercial quantities. The FDC Library provides researchers, industry, small business, students, government and entrepreneurs with access to information and information services in the agri-food industry and food science. The FDC Library specializes in the provision of applied scientific and technical information for industry and research. HACCP training and plan development is a service provided by FDC for clients developing products and as a separate service.

Total plant size:

In September 2003 government approval was granted for a $13.6 million dollar expansion, renovation and capital acquisitions project for the pilot plant at FDC. In April 2005 the project was completed and was officially opened. CFIA registration for meat and meat products, as well as for processed products, allows clients and research staff to develop and process products and ingredients for export. The new wing adds 18,800 square feet to the previously existing pilot plant. New equipment includes supercritical fluid extraction and spray drying technology. Contact FDC for more information on new technology at the Centre.

Distribution of employees:

Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, Process and Product Development Manager, Business Development Officer, Commercial Activities and Pilot Plant Manager, Support Services Manager, Librarian, Group Leader - Product Development and Consultants, Process Development Consultants, Regulatory Affairs/HACCP Services Coordinator, Information Officer, Pilot Plant Maintenance Supervisor and Technicians, Administration Staff
Third-Party Information Liability Disclaimer

Some of the information on this Web page has been provided by external sources. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information supplied by external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information. Content provided by external sources is not subject to official languages, privacy and accessibility requirements.

Contacts

Contact information

Javier Planinich
Title:
Manager, Pilot Plant
Area of Responsibility:
Manufacturing/Production/Operations.
Telephone:
(204) 871-5808
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
javier.planinich@gov.mb.ca
Karen Templeton
Title:
Group Leader, Administration
Area of Responsibility:
Administrative Services.
Telephone:
(204) 239-3166
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
karen.templeton@gov.mb.ca
Lynda Lowry
Title:
Chief Operating Officer/General Manager
Area of Responsibility:
Management Executive.
Telephone:
(204) 239-3624
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
lynda.lowry@gov.mb.ca
Roberta Irvine
Title:
Business Development Officer
Area of Responsibility:
Administrative Services.
Telephone:
(204) 239-3436
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
roberta.irvine@gov.mb.ca
Alphonsus Utioh
Title:
Manager, Process and Product Development
Area of Responsibility:
Research/Development/Engineering.
Telephone:
(204) 239-3179
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
alphonsus.utioh@gov.mb.ca
Mike Lalla
Title:
Manager, Support Services
Area of Responsibility:
Administrative Services.
Telephone:
(204) 871-5152
Facsimile:
(204) 239-3180
Email:
mike.lalla@gov.mb.ca
Description

Company description

Country of Ownership:
Canada  
Year Established:
1977
Exporting:
Yes  
Primary Industry (NAICS):
541710 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences
Primary Business Activity:
Services  
Export Sales ($CDN):
$50,000,000 + 
Number of Employees:
21 
Products, services and licensing

Product / Service / Licensing

Service Name:
Contract research and development in the value-added processing of agricultural products
The services provided are Pilot Plant Services, Product Development Services, Process Development Services, Nutritional Labelling Services, Regulatory Affairs/HACCP Services, and Library and Information Services.

Technology

Technology profile

The pilot plant is a facility where the client can manufacture products for a market test or for commercial distribution. The pilot plant staff are skilled in processing and engineering to help clients develop a high quality product. Fees for support services and equipment rental are designed to create a cost-effective opportunity for clients to evaluate test markets before making capital budgeting decisions. Staff provide assistance to clients in developing cost-effective processes for products developed at FDC or in the client's facility. Staff operate and maintain the FDC pilot plant where clients can produce food products for export markets. Consulting services are provided, including process troubleshooting, equipment sourcing, design and evaluation. When developing or optimizing a food process, the Process Development staff work closely with the client and Product Development consultants to ensure the scale of the process will be consistent with the cost objectives and with the needs of the target market. The pilot plant is an on-site federally accredited processing facility for food production and packaging for test markets and for established markets. The client has the opportunity to identify and to overcome many of the operational difficulties inherent in the scale-up process before making costly equipment expenditures. Clients become better informed to estimate processing input and costs, which is vital information to have prior to initiating a product launch or proceeding with major capital acquisitions. The FDC facilities and equipment provide the necessary flexibility to conduct a wide variety of development projects directed to vegetables and fruit, grains and oilseeds, nutraceuticals and functional foods, meat and dairy products. In April 2005 the FDC facility unveiled the results of its brand new pilot plant, renovations and capital acquisitions project. The pilot plant is federally registered for meat, processed products and industrial hemp processing. The pilot plant is also licensed for dairy processing and organic processing. FDC has specialized technology and staff expertise for fermentation, membrane filtration, crystallization, cryogenic freezing, modified atmosphere packaging, extraction techniques and dehydration. Product Development expertise includes shelf life studies, microbiological testing, nutritional labelling, product formulation and scale-up of formulations to commercial quantities. The FDC Library provides researchers, industry, small business, students, government and entrepreneurs with access to information and information services in the agri-food industry and food science. The FDC Library specializes in the provision of applied scientific and technical information for industry and research. HACCP training and plan development is a service provided by FDC for clients developing products and as a separate service.
Sector

Sector information

Total plant size:

In September 2003 government approval was granted for a $13.6 million dollar expansion, renovation and capital acquisitions project for the pilot plant at FDC. In April 2005 the project was completed and was officially opened. CFIA registration for meat and meat products, as well as for processed products, allows clients and research staff to develop and process products and ingredients for export. The new wing adds 18,800 square feet to the previously existing pilot plant. New equipment includes supercritical fluid extraction and spray drying technology. Contact FDC for more information on new technology at the Centre.

Distribution of employees:

Chief Operating Officer/General Manager, Process and Product Development Manager, Business Development Officer, Commercial Activities and Pilot Plant Manager, Support Services Manager, Librarian, Group Leader - Product Development and Consultants, Process Development Consultants, Regulatory Affairs/HACCP Services Coordinator, Information Officer, Pilot Plant Maintenance Supervisor and Technicians, Administration Staff
Last Update Date 2016-02-12
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