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Institute of Food Processing Technology Offers Research Collaborations

Cassandra Baccardax
Jun 14, 2019

The applied research program at Conestoga College’s Institute of Food Processing Technology (IFPT) offers food and beverage manufacturers the opportunity to address their technical challenges through research collaborations. From 2017, IFPT has been awarded thirteen grants for funded research and is currently working in collaboration with 25 industry partners.

IFPT has capabilities in several research areas such as, new product development, optimization of processes and formulations, development of new/effective packaging systems, food safety and shelf life, and process automation. They are well-equipped with labs for food and packaging testing; and a pilot plant with a test kitchen, UHT, retort, and three main production lines i.e., bakery, fresh vegetables, and beverage. At this one-of-a-kind facility, Conestoga offers expertise and innovation in the areas of food safety, food science, packaging technology, and food process engineering.

Please contact Luis Garcia at lgarcia@conestogac.on.ca for more information.


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