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BIO|FOOD|TECH provides professional technical services to food and bioprocessing companies. We have 30 years of experience helping companies and entrepreneurs innovate, improve and grow their business.

We work with clients to determine their needs and offer solutions that meet their budgets and business goals. We provide expertise and assistance at every stage - from idea generation to prototyping to commercialization and marketing new products.


  • 30 years experience working with food and bio companies
  • 20 industry experts on staff with varied backgrounds (food science, engineering, micriobiology, chemistry, technology, and bioscience)
  • 2 food pilot plants
  • 2 bioprocessing pilot plants
  • 2 PEI Environmental Health licensed kitchens
  • Free consultations
  • Answers to your questions
  • Strict confidentiality to protect your privacy
  • Support to access funding
  • Accredited and certified (CFIA Seafood, ISO 9001:2015 (BSI), CRA/PEI licenses for spirits and wine, FDA)


Our professional team includes food and bioprocessing scientists, microbiologists, technologists, engineers and support staff.  Staff have extensive experience working with clients of all sizes and solving technical challenges. We have a unique understanding of the market landscape and are well-equipped to identify and leverage regional and global opportunities.


  • Jim Smith, PhD, MBA, FIFST, FCIFST, CSci, CFS
    Executive Director
  • Ebo Budu-Amoako, PhD
    Senior Food Microbiologist/Laboratory Manager
  • Edward Charter, PhD, PEng
    Food and Bioscience Technology Manager
  • Joy Shinn, MSc
    Food Scientist & Business Development Manager


  • Bethany Squires, Assistant Project Technician
  • Geoff Ralling, Senior Process Scientist
  • Jin Aye Lim, MSc, Food Scientist
  • Joy Shinn, MSc, Food Scientist
  • Leigh Gao, PhD, Sr. Process Scientist
  • Liping (Lilian) Yu, MSc, PEng, Food Scientist
  • Mona Squires, Quality Coordinator
  • Ruthie Charbonneau, Assistant Project Technician


  • Geoff Ralling, Senior Process Scientist
  • Leila Hennessey, Assistant Technologist
  • Stephen Gould, B.Tech., CET, Sr. Extraction Technologist
  • Stephen Howard, Assistant Production Technologist


  • Amanda Hashem, Microbiology Lab Technologist
  • Ashley Cormier, Microbiology Lab Technician
  • Christopher MacLeod, Microbiology Lab Technician
  • Ellen Fagan, Microbiology Lab Technologist
  • Kayle Foote, Microbiology Lab Technologist
  • Kim Stilwell-Weeks, Microbiology Lab Technologist
  • Vanessa Neale, Microbiology Lab Supervisor/Quality Assurance Officer
  • Wendy MacRae, Microbiology Lab Technologist


  • Bonnie MacLean, Admin Officer
  • Donna Gallant, Accounting
  • Shawn Wakelin, Building/Pilot Plant Officer
  • Susan Corbett, Secretary/Receptionist
  • Tammy Proctor, Admin Support Worker
  • Travis Wakelin, Building/Plant Assistant

BIO|FOOD|TECH is a multilingual, multicultural company. In addition to fluency in English, team members have a working knowledge of French, Chinese (Mandarin), Polish and Spanish.