Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Food Research and Development Centre's Industrial Program
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Food Research and Development Centre's Industrial Program helps agri-food companies with small-scale food processing and testing needs and fosters innovation in the area of food research.
Helps agri-food companies with small-scale food processing and testing needs and fosters innovation in the area of food research.
The Centre's facilities, located in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, provide clients with direct access to sophisticated equipment and a versatile R&D environment. Through the Industrial Program, companies can lease multifunctional pilot plants and access a full range of food processing equipment, as well as support, from experienced technologists. Various fees apply. Equipment can be adapted, moved or even modified to respond to clients' needs. This versatility ensures a great deal of flexibility which is crucial for successful R&D. Through the Industrial Program, clients can process various commodities, such as milk (cow, goat, etc.) and dairy products, meat products, fruits and vegetables, cereals, and other food ingredients. Past clients of the Industrial Program have successfully developed a variety of food products.
Also available at the Centre through INITIA (formally the Governor's Foundation) are extensive information retrieval and analysis services, lists of food processing consultants and lists of analytical laboratories.
Note: These lists should not be considered an endorsement by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for those services or firms.
To access the facilities, fill out and sign the application form . If you are a new client or a client who has not done business with AAFC in the past two years, you must also fill out a client account application form. The Manager, Integrated Services and Industrial Program or a technical co-ordinator will contact you in order to prepare a contractual agreement prior to the beginning of the project.