Our mission

Founded in 1996 by the members of the Québec Agri-Food Sector, Aliments du Québec is a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the agri-food industry through the Aliments du Québec and Aliments préparés au Québec brands and their respective variations, for the benefit of the Quebec economy.

Trustworthy brands

The Aliments du Québec and Aliments préparés au Québec brands are granted to duly verified products meeting specific criterias. These certification marks are also governed by a comprehensive compliance and verification program.

A framework approach

To establish the origin of the products, Aliments du Québec follows a meticulous verification process where information on ingredients, origin and availability in Quebec are corroborated by reliable sources and experts (federations, associations, etc.).

This process was established on the basis of CFIA federal laws and provincial laws from The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Verified products meet the highest quality standards in the world.

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Our certification marks

Aliments du Québec

Can be considered an Aliments du Québec, any product entirely made from ingredients sourced in Québec or composed of a minimum of 85 % of main ingredients from Québec. All the processing and packaging activities must be done in Québec.

Please note that the definition of 85% only applies to products with more than one main ingredient.


Aliments préparés au Québec

Can be considered an Aliments préparés au Québec, any product processed and packaged entirely in Québec, made from Quebec and/or imported ingredients. Thus, when the main ingredients are available in Québec in sufficient quantities, they must be used.

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Two landmarks in one

Since March 2013, there are two organic variations of the Aliments du Québec and Aliments préparés au Québec brands. Created in partnership with the Filière biologique du Québec the Conseil des appellations réservées et des termes valorisants (CARTV), these variations associate the production method with the origin certification, in order to offer a complete information for Québec consumers.

Aliments du Québec and Aliments préparés au Québec

The products that have obtained these certification marks meet both the sourcing criteria of Aliments du Québec and Aliments préparés au Québec, as well as the criteria imposed and validated by the CARTV concerning the organic certification. A double guarantee!

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Official creation by Quebec’s agri-food industry


Beginning of Quebec products identification in stores


Development of organic declinations - in partnership with Filière biologique du Québec


The "always the right choice" campaign reveals Quebec foods to the general public


Creation of "Aliments du Québec au Menu" recognition program for restaurants


More than 20,000 products verified!


Creation of "Aliments du Québec au Menu" recognition program  for institutions



Experts from all sectors

Aliments du Québec brings together all sectors of Québec Agri-Food Industry and can count on the expertise of many qualified people working in all sectors of the industry.

Join the Aliments du Québec family

There are many advantages to join Aliments du Québec and to have products verified, in particular in terms of identification, services and opportunities at reduced cost.


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Contact for privacy policy

Me Raphaële St-Amand-Valente
Privacy Officer for Aliments du Québec
Office 100
555, boulevard Roland-Therrien
Longueuil (Québec) J4H 3Y9
Phone: 438 807-0421
Email: rstamandvalente@upa.qc.ca