Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Opened in 2006, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals attracted immediate acclaim as one of the most advanced bioprocessing and product development facility in Canada and around the world.

RCFFN is located in SmartPark Research and Technology Park at the University of Manitoba and is dedicated to the discussion, discovery and development of functional foods and nutraceuticals; with a focus on the crops of the Canadian Prairies.  Functional foods and enhanced foods recognized to have physiological and/or disease fighting benefits and nutraceuticals are control-dosage products derived from plants and dairy that have recognized health benefits.  By identifying and enhancing health-promoting compounds found in prairie crops and using them to develop innovative functional foods and nutraceutical/natural health products, researchers at this world-class facility are producing foods today that will translate into improved health and wellness of Canadians tomorrow.