CIDAF has 600 m2 area in an annex building for the pilot scale production of functional foods and nutraceuticals. This plant has an advanced technological equipment for the design, development and processing of functional foods.

The pilot scale plant of functional foods and nutraceuticals is furnished with equipment for pretreatment, mixing, homogenization and heat treatment of dairy products, juices and fermented products. It also has packaging lines for different packaging formats (jars, preforms and Tetra Bik), which makes it ideal for small batch production of new functional foods destined for clinical trials and market trials.

Indeed, it also has a classified clean room with the aim of packaging bioactive extracts with different formats (capsules, tablets, pills, pellets, etc.) and, systems for nano and microencapsulation.