Working with industry stakeholders and companies of all sizes, the Food Processing Development Centre (FPDC) helps build value-added processing capacity and supports industry as it pursues new opportunities. FPDC is a modern, 65,000 square foot pilot plant and product development laboratory. The centre is equipped with more than $20,000,000 in equipment that supports food product innovation along the full development and commercialization continuum.
Clients can access technical consultation, benchtop development, pilot plant development, scale-up, business development, applied research and interim processing services.
Access support with product, process and business development, scale-up and commercialization.
Browse the processing lines and equipment available for projects at the centre.
Take a drone, 3D walk-through or narrated video tour of the facility.
Connect with the Food Processing Development Centre:
For general inquiries reach out to us at: [email protected]
Food Processing Development Centre
6309 45 Street
Leduc, Alberta T9E 7C5
Staff and specializations
Scientists and specialists
Craig Bansema, Food Scientist – Product Development
Jacky Chan, Food Safety Specialist
Jay Han, Food Scientist – Crops
Daniel Hung, Food Safety Specialist
Stuart Johnston, Laboratory Scientist
Mary Kwan, Food Safety Specialist
Zeb Pietrasik, Food Scientist – Dairy and Crops
Glenn Sacro, Food Safety Specialist
Troy Sturzenegger, Food Scientist – Crops, Bakery
Arie Vandermeer, Food Scientist – Meat
Haihong Wang, Food Scientist – Meat
Jingqi Yang, Food Scientist – Crops
Technical and support
Mohannad Badawi, Processing Technologist
Milan Bozic, Maintenance Technologist
Amanda Buchko, Administrative Support
Celsa Castro, Administrative Support
Dustin Chambers, Shipper Receiver
Marie Corriveau, Shipper Receiver
Gibson Hewlett, Processing Technologist
Vacant, Processing Technologist
Marius Iordache, Processing Technologist
Stuart Lindsay, Maintenance Technologist
Patti-Jo Middlebrough, Branch Financial Coordinator
Dindo Quiambao, Maintenance Technologist
Nataliia Shmygelska, Section Administrator
Jason Todevic, Maintenance Technologist
Polly Virdee, Branch Administrator
Alden Worobec, Processing Technologist
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