Growing PEI's food cluster since the 1980s

Our Story

The roots of BioFoodTech can be traced back to the 1980s when the Prince Edward Island Food Technology Centre (FTC) was established. FTC focused on providing technical assistance and support to the food processing industry in PEI, aiming to improve food safety, product quality, and marketability of newly developed products.

In 2008, the provincial and federal governments recognized the potential of the Food Technology Centre and its role in promoting innovation and competitiveness in a broader area of food and related technologies. Consequently, FTC was expanded and rebranded as BioFoodTech. This transformation allowed BioFoodTech to broaden its scope beyond food processing and encompass various biotechnology applications. BioFoodTech consolidated its position as a leading center for development in the fields of food technology, functional foods, nutraceuticals and natural products. After more than 30 years, BioFoodTech continues to contribute to the growth and competitiveness of PEI’s food and bioscience manufacturing sectors by being the local choice of many small businesses and renowned companies of the area.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to support the growth, transformation and economic development of Prince Edward Island’s food and bioscience sectors. 

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Our Team

Our professional team includes food and bioprocessing scientists, microbiologists, technologists, engineers and support staff.

Management Team

Jillian Sproul

Jillian MacCallum Sproul

Executive Director

Joy Shinn

Industry Outreach Manager

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David Burke

Senior Innovation Manager

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Stephen Gould

Technical Resources Manager

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Ebo Budu-Amoako

Senior Microbiologist/Quality Manager

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Vanessa Neale

Microbiology Lab Manager

Product Development and Commercialization Team

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Leigh Gao

Process Scientist

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Liping (Lilian) Yu

Food Scientist

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Heidi Jul Taulborg

Food Scientist

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Terence McGeown

Senior Innovation Technologist

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Elizabeth Ayoade Adeyemo

Food Technologist/Quality Coordinator

Administrative Team

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Tammy Proctor

Administrative Officer

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Susan Corbett

Quality Administrative Assistant

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Dina Frolova

Project Administrative Assistant

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Peggy Weatherbie


Building Maintenance Services Team

Randy Lynch

Building/Pilot Plant Worker

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Randy Leard

Building/Pilot Plant Worker

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