Product Development

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 The Food Processing Development Centre is equipped to carry out development of virtually any type of food product, plus a wide range of non-food products. Our staff includes food scientists with specialties in dairy, meat, cereals, vegetables, small fruits, packaging, bakery, extrusion technology, condiments, and sensory evaluation.

Our major areas of support include:

  • technical consultation (scientists, technologists, engineers)
  • concept analysis and development
  • laboratory and pilot plant development
  • prototype design and demonstration
  • quality control and quality assurance specifications
  • guidance in obtaining label approval
  • product packaging
  • sensory evaluation
Product Development Laboratory Capabilities

Food Processing Development Centre In Leduc
benchtop-sized equipment suitable for small-scale test production of a wide range of products.
laboratory equipment designed to measure attributes of your product ingredients which could affect quality.
  • testing suitability of colours, preservatives, flavours, and other ingredients.
Food Science and Technology Centre in Brooks
  • expertise and equipment for product development involving most fruits, vegetables, and herbs .
  • pet food product development with emphasis on extruded products.
The on-site analytical lab provides important support for product development projects and variety.

Other Documents in the Series

  Food and Bio Processing Branch Programs and Services
Product Development - Current Document
Pilot Plant
Meat Product Development and Processing Programs
Crops Product Development and Processing Program
Food Science and Technology Program
Extrusion Processing Program
Packaging Technology Program
Laboratory Equipment
Pilot Plant Equipment
Interim Processing Program Guidelines
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This information published to the web on September 3, 2009.
Last Reviewed/Revised on February 12, 2018.