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Portrait

Daniel Prefontaine

Born: 1958

Daniel Prefontaine spent his career advancing the growth of the food processing industry in Saskatchewan. In 1990, he joined the University of Saskatchewan’s new Saskatchewan Food Product Innovation Program, an initiative to provide technical assistance to provincial meat processors looking to expand their markets.

The success of the program led to other food-related initiatives in the areas of food safety, quality and applied research, eventually leading to the creation of the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. (Food Centre) in 1998. He was appointed president of the Food Centre in 2000 and, under his leadership, the organization grew from the initial 10,000-square-foot facility focusing mainly on meat processing to an additional 43,000-square-foot complex—the Agri-Food Innovation Centre—supporting further growth of the province’s value-added sector.

Throughout his career, Dan has assisted more than 300 Saskatchewan agri-food companies to develop over 1,000 new products using Saskatchewan ingredients. Under his leadership, the Food Centre has developed a national and international reputation and now hosts a wide array of tours for international agri-businesses, organizations and institutions each year.
Dan was also a leader at the provincial and national levels, having been a founding member of FOODTECH Canada, the Agriculture Council of Saskatchewan’s board of directors and value chain advisory group, an advisor to Saskatchewan Food Processors Association and Canadian Value-added Advisory Committee of Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-food Saskatchewan.

 

 

 

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