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Guelph Food Technology Centre

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Guelph Food Technology Centre
88 McGilvray Street
Guelph, Ontario
Phone: (519) 821-1246
Fax: (519) 836-1281



GFTC is a global leader in food safety, training, quality and technical solutions. We are an independent, industry-driven, not-for-profit organization focused on helping some of the world’s largest food and beverage processing companies, agrifood businesses and food entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness and profitability. Each year, we work with over 500 companies and organizations, and provide training to more than 3600 people.

Core Services

Research and Development Services: Whether it's new product development, processing techniques or a reformulation challenge, our experienced R & D team will focus on the unique nature of your challenge, allowing you to benefit from our in-depth knowledge of food processing.

Here's how we can fit into your product development program:

·         Product research
·         Regulatory review: Ingredient sourcing
·         Formula development: Pilot plant scale up
·         Package selection
·         Shelf-life studies: Sensory evaluation:
·         Ingredient performance evaluation: Entrepreneur consultations
·         Troubleshooting:
Food Safety Consulting Services:  GFTC Consulting Services helps you develop or improve your food safety programs, solve food safety challenges and meet your customer food safety requirements. We offer the consulting services in the following areas:
·         HACCP and GMPs
·         Certification Readiness
·         Food Plant Design Consultation
·         Pathogen Control
·         Microbial Validation and Troubleshooting
·         Professional Coaching
·         Food Defence/Security
·         Allergen Control
·         FSC Food Safety Compliance for Equipment Suppliers and Contractors
·         Supplier Quality Assurance Services
Audit and Certification Services: We are Canada’s largest third-party auditor. We offer a broad range of auditing services to meet the needs of your customers or your supply chain. Our global reach paired with experienced auditors in all industry sectors allows GFTC to audit to multiple standards. Third-party audits include:
GFTC Standards
  • Food Safety and Quality Systems Audit
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Good Distribution Practices
  • GFTC/AIB HACCP Accreditation
  • Packaging
  • Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • Good Operating Practices Audit (GOP)
  • Specialty and Claims
Global Certification Standards (GFSI)
  • GFTC Certification Body Designation
  • SQF 1000/2000 (Licensed Training Centre)
  • BRC (Approved Training Establishment)
Other Standards/Customer Standards

·         GFTC third-party customer approval listing

·         GMA-SAFE

·         PACSecure

Training Services: GFTC offers public training sessions in our training facility as well as at several satellite locations across the country. We also offer customized program development and delivery to meet your needs, whether it’s a two-hour refresher course, a comprehensive certification program, or customized delivery of one of our public courses to your workforce.
We offer training in the following topic areas:
·         HACCP
·         Global standards
·         Regulatory
·         Microbiology
·         Food safety and quality
·         Training and supervisory skills
·         R & D
·         Production
·         Chef’s corner
·         Culinology
·         Process improvement and lean manufacturing
·         Sustainability
Sustainability Services: Integrating sustainability practices into your processes and products will improve your productivity and save you money. The following services will help your organization capture the benefits of being lean and green:
Assessment Services
·         Energy
·         Water
·         Waste
·         Packaging
·         Operational behaviour
·         Emissions
Consulting Services
·         Strategic planning for sustainability
·         Economic feasibility studies
·         Employee and stakeholder awareness building
Customized Coaching and Training Services
·         Tailored training programs
·         Training tools to help project implementation
·         In-house coaching services


  •  Pilot plant
  • Training Rooms


GFTC is the proud recipient of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspector's 2009 Alexander Officer Award for outstanding and meritorious achievement in the field of public and environmental health.

One stop shop for Canada's food and bio-products industry.