Agriculture

 

ARD - Food Development Centre

 


The ARD-Food Development Centre (ARD-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). 

ARD-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,  
    membrane 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 scaleup applications 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
•  Find new uses for products and by-products 
•  Develop and add value to co-products
•  Identify value added components in waste streams

You can contact ARD-FDC at 1-800-870-1044 or 204-239-3150 or email: FDCInfo@gov.mb.ca