May 4, 2021 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are pleased to announce a $2.3 million investment into the expansion of the Agri-Food Innovation Centre. This funding is part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre (Food Centre), the province’s only commercial incubation centre for food processing, is undergoing a major expansion to further assist food processors with adding value to their products and preparing to bring them to market.
To date, the first phase addition has added 12,200 square feet at the site of the Agri-Food Innovation Centre in Saskatoon. The first phase expansion will consist of additional incubation suites, storage and a extrusion commercialization suite; the second phase will include a maintenance shop, and a separate facility for food and industrial (non-food) processing.
Since its inception in 1997, the Food Centre has served over 400 clients and assisted with the development of 885 new products, helping to build on Saskatchewan’s global reputation as a trusted supplier of safe, high-quality agriculture commodities and value-added products.