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Leduc food centre gets funding

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The Food Processing Development Centre in Leduc is receiving more than $4 million for upgrades.

Ottawa is putting in nearly $2.7 million for the centre to buy and operate fractionation equipment, which is used to break down crops such as peas and lentils into protein, starch and fibre, which can then be added to food products.

The government said it expects the additional equipment and technical expertise will be used by 100 small- and medium-size firms to develop food products on a pilot basis.

The province is contributing about $920,000 towards the project, with unnamed “industry partners” putting in more than $700,000, a government news release stated.

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