The region’s only FDA-inspected food manufacturing pilot plant
The NC Food Innovation Lab is a 16,000 sq. ft. plant-based food processing facility located on the 350-acre NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. We operate under cGMP regulatory guidelines and strict food manufacturing safety practices, in addition to Total Quality Management Programs.
Though we are managed by NC State University, NCFIL is a professional organization—not a student teaching facility. Your formulas and processes are safe with us.
One home to get your new food concept off the ground
Space for brainstorming, testing formulas, processing ingredients and more. There’s room for every step of product development at NCFIL. Have a look for yourself with our Interactive Video Floorplan.
Fully equipped to make the foods of the future
We supply the equipment you need to create a wide variety of both novel and traditional plant-based food items.
For complete details on our instruments and capabilities, learn more about our pilot plant production.