Sector: Food + Beverage

Food and beverage producers around the world need skilled labour to feed a hungry planet.

Modern and evolving skills training programs that produce work-ready graduates in pre- and post-harvest food and drink production are essential for a thriving industry, no matter where it is located.

Niagara College is a trusted expert in establishing food and wine industry training programs throughout the world to meet industry demands. The college’s own Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) offers unique programs and curriculum related to food science, food product research and development, and environmental management. Our training model and team of experts have made Niagara College a strong partner in market-driven food and beverage production training.

We also offer a full suite of services to support industry innovation and commercialization of new products and processes. From new recipe development to shelf-life testing and nutritional labelling, we pair industry partners with faculty, recent graduates and students with the right expertise and equipment to meet our partners’ needs.

Our Food and Beverage expertise includes:

  • Recipe + Product Development
  • Food Production + Post-Production
  • Food + Beverage Safety and Regulatory Assistance
  • Laboratory Testing + Quality Control
  • Establishing Product Testing Labs
  • Sensory Analysis + Consumer Testing
  • Nutritional Labelling
  • Hops, Beer + Cider Analysis


Jiliang University – Food Safety Optimization

Case Study from China

In partnership with SGS Canada Inc., Niagara College designed and delivered a risk-focused, tool kit based approach to train in the “HOW TO” of food safety management. The customized capability building program, namely, the Food Safety Program Optimization (FSPO) Certificate Program, was designed to target risk reduction and provide the tools to students to demonstrate true risk-based diligence. This program offered a unique proposition to those seeking to take their careers to the next level in the fields of risk management, auditing and supply chains dealing with food, wine and beer.

Food Innovation in the Mekong Delta – Vinh Long Community College

Case Study from Vietnam

Mekong Delta is targeting growth in real terms at US$987M from its agricultural sector.

Learn how NC Global is supporting food innovation and production in Vinh Long.

Revamping and modernizing food industry programs

Project Preview from Peru

Luis E. Valcarcel Institute of Higher Technical Education in Peru needed to produce skilled graduates to meet the needs of the country’s rapidly modernizing food industry. The Centro de Formacion Agricola Moquegua (CFAM) wanted to do the same in viticulture and oenology, turning out graduates ready to work in Peru’s wine and Pisco industries.

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