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Not-for-Profit Food Processing Facilities Offering Food Product Development Expertise for the Reduction of Sodium and/or Trans Fat

The following is a list of Canadian not-for-profit food processing development centres that are able to assist food producers in reformulating their food products to reduce or eliminate sodium and/or trans fats, and/or to develop food products with little or no sodium and/or trans fats. Although every attempt has been made to provide a comprehensive list of centres, it is possible that others exist. Private facilities offering these types of services have not been included on this list.

This list is for information purposes only. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada does not certify, control, approve or endorse any of the centres on this list and assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind regarding the prices charged or services provided by these centres.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD)
P.O. Box 4920, St. John's, Newfoundland A1C 5R3
Thomas Brown, Assistant Director
Telephone: 709-778-0336

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Food Technology Centre (FTC)
P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7N8
Yaw Dako, Food Technologist
Telephone: 902-368-5548 or 1-877-368-5548 (toll free within North America)

Nova Scotia

Canadian Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT)
1360 Barrington Street, P.O. Box 1000, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2X4
Tom Gill, Director
Telephone: 902-494-6031

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council (RPC)
921 College Hill Road, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 6Z9
Germaine Landry, Food Process Specialist
Telephone: 506-452-1382


Cintech Agroalimentaire (CINTECH)
3224 rue Sicotte, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec J2S 2M2
Joanne Tanguay, General Manager
Telephone: 450-771-4393 (Ext. 360); 514-364-4393 for Montreal area

Sodium: Yves Goulet, VP Project Operations
Telephone: 450-771-4393 (Ext. 319)

Trans Fat: Manon Laforest, Project Director
Telephone: 450-771-4393 (Ext. 303)

Merinov (Centre d'innovation de l'aquaculture et des pêches du Québec) (in French only)
96 montée de Sandy Beach, Suite 1.07, Gaspé, Quebec G4X 2V6
Luc Leclerc, Project Manager
Telephone: 418-368-7653
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Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC)
88 McGilvray Street, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Karen McPhee, Manager, Product Development Services
Telephone: 519-821-1246 (Ext 5058)


Manitoba Food Development Centre
Box 1240, 810 Phillips Street, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3J9
Alphonsus Utioh, Manager, Product and Process Development
Telephone: 204-239-3179 or 1-800-870-1044 (toll free within North America)

Canadian International Grains Institute
1000-303 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3G7
Linda Malcolmson, Lead Research Scientist, Special Crops, Oilseeds and Pulses
Telephone: 204-983-8584


Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc.
117-105 North Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 4L5
Sara Lui, Product Development and Technical Services Manager
Telephone: 306-933-7822

POS Pilot Plant Corp. (for trans fat)
118 Veterinary Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 2R4
Graham Knox, Manager, Laboratory Services
Telephone: 306-978-2820


Leduc Food Processing Development Centre
6309-45 Street, Leduc, Alberta T9E 7C5
Karen Erin, Senior Manager, Programs Branch
Telephone: 780-980-4864

British Columbia

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Food Processing Resource Centre
3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3H2
Rebecca Robertson, Research Program Head
Telephone: 604-432-8948

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