Beverage Product Development

Hops & Beer Analysis Services

Lab Testing

Product Development Projects

Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre

The Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre team offers a full suite of services to support industry innovation and commercialization of new products and processes. From new recipe development to shelf-life testing and nutritional labelling, the CFWI Innovation Centre pairs industry partners with faculty, recent graduates and students with the right expertise and equipment to meet your needs.

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CFWI Innovation Centre food scientists provide product development expertise for False Ox 

Food scientists at the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre helped industry partner False Ox to extend its product line of shrubs and switchel beverages. The research team provided innovative solutions, such as natural flavours to enhance fruit juices, specialty ingredients and market-mindful flavour combinations. Funding support from Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). Read more of our success stories

Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre was last modified: May 19th, 2021 by cms007ad

We Specialize In:

  • RECIPE AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    Accessing CFWI’s world-class culinary, beverage and food science expertise, facilities, and equipment to create and improve food and beverage products.

    • Develop new products to expand existing revenue streams
    • Improve existing products to enhance competitive positioning
    • Enter new product categories with unique product offerings
    • Increase product quality and ease of operations
    • Assist with ingredient sourcing, co-packing referrals, and packaging recommendations
  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE SAFETY AND REGULATORY ASSISTANCE

    Guiding clients through applicable food safety and regulatory standards.

    • Develop HACCP/GFSI Plans and Food Safety Documentation:
      • Critical Control Point Validation
      • Process Lethality Evaluation
      • Traceability and Recall Programs
      • Internal Audit Assistance
    • Ensure product/process is in compliance with food safety standards and regulations
    • Food Safety Education and Training
    • Develop Nutrition Facts Tables (NFTs) and associated nutrition label claims
    • Create Ingredient statements and Allergen declarations for product label

     

  • LABORATORY SERVICES

    Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of food and beverages in our research laboratories.

    • Microbiology Lab, with food-safety capabilities that offers a range of microbiological tests (such as shelf-life testing, etc.)
    • Chemistry Lab, equipped with a full suite of chemical analytical instruments (such as U-HPLC, GC-FID, etc.) capable of testing the components in food and beverage products.
    • Food Quality Lab, offering analysis of quality attributes of food and beverage products (such as Water Activity, pH, texture analysis, ABV, etc.).
    • Shelf-life Lab, offering testing of various food industry processes (such as cooking and pasteurization, modified atmosphere effects, etc.).
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    SENSORY ANALYSIS AND CONSUMER TESTING

    Engaging chefs and beverage specialists, trained panelists, and consumers in sensory testing to provide feedback for food and beverage products.

    • Conduct sensory panels with trained panelists to guide product development process
    • Evaluate products through ‘Golden Palate’ tastings with our Chef Professors or Beverage Specialists
    • Carry out consumer testing to gauge market’s perception of product
  • BEVERAGE ANALYSIS SERVICES

    CFWI IC offers a full suite of services to support industry innovation and commercialization of new products and processes. Beer, Cider, Mead, Kombucha, Distillery and Wine Analysis tests are now available at our research laboratories, located at our Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.

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  • HOPS ANALYSIS SERVICES

    The Hops Analysis Package includes alpha and beta acids, moisture content and Hop Storage Index (HSI), and is available for wet cones, dry cones and pelletized hops. OHGA members receive a 15% discount on all hops analysis services.

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Niagara College’s Research & Innovation provides real-world solutions for business, industry and the community through innovation activities.
For more information on these opportunities, contact Research & Innovation.