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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


  • Ellen Fagan, BSc, Dip. BioScience Technology, Food Project Technician
  • Leigh Gao, PhD, Sr. Process Scientist
  • Jin Aye Lim, MSc, CFS, Food Scientist
  • Joy Shinn, MSc, Food Scientist
  • Mona Squires, Quality Coordinator
  • Liping (Lilian) Yu, MSc, PEng, Food Scientist


  • Stephen Gould, B.Tech., CET, Sr. Extraction Technologist
  • Leila Hennessey, Dip. BioScience
  • Stephen Howard, Dip. BioScience Technology, Asst. Production Technician
  • Walid Mazyan, PhD, Mitacs Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Ellen O’Connor, MEng, EIT, Process Engineer
  • Geoff Ralling, PhD, Sr. Process Scientist


  • Fadeke Agboola, MSc, Microbiology Lab Technician
  • Kaylee Foote, Dip. Bioscience Technology, Microbiology Lab Technologist
  • Christopher MacLeod, Microbiology Lab Technician
  • Mitchell MacRae, Dip. BioScience Technology, CET, Microbiology Lab Technologist
  • Wendy MacRae, Microbiology Lab Technologist
  • Vanessa Neale, BSc, Senior Microbiology Lab Technologist
  • Kim Stilwell-Weeks, BSc., Dip. BioScience Technology, Lab Technologist


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