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.
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.See the verification process
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.See all products
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!Learn More
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!
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.