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Cintech agroalimentaire

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Cintech agroalimentaire
3224, rue Sicotte
Saint Hyacinthe, QC CANADA J2S 2M2
Phone: (450) 771-4393
Fax: (450) 771-0832


Cintech is a not-for-profit agri-food technology innovation centre, providing solutions for food and bio-product companies. Cintech offers full services from "concept to commercialization" including R&D, product development, processing support  (laboratory and pilot scale), sensory evaluation and analysis. High-tech equipment to evaluate texture, colour and starch behaviour is also available. Vacuum microwave and press dryers, an extruder, a pilot fermenter as well as supercritical CO2 extraction and purification units are also available for use by industry.

Core services

  • R&D and Technology Transfer
  • Product Development and feasibility studies
  • Reformulation for cost and quality optimization
  • Technical solutions
  • Process improvements and scale-up
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Package identification & evaluation; Label compliance
  • Equipment identification & evaluation
  • Production process establishment & optimization 
  • Assess feasibility and recommend novel technologies (i.e., ohmic heating)
  • Scale up from bench-top to pilot-plant to processing line
  • By-product assessments: including technical feasibility on the production of value-added compounds and ingredients from food by-products and development of new products based on by-products, e.g. by fermentation, extrusion or drying
  • Food Safety & Quality Support:
    • Implementation of quality systems, including HACCP
    • Challenge studies
    • Support in writing procedures and manuals
    • HACCP Training &Auditing
  • Training
    • Production and management employee skills upgrading
  • Marketing & Business Support
    • Feasibility and pre-feasibility assessments
  • Nutrition/Marketing 
    • Development of promotional materials
    • Labeling support
    • Create and validate unique recipes and preparation methods
    • Market and food trends information


  • Pilot plant 12,000 sq ft.
  • Laboratories


One stop shop for Canada's food and bio-products industry.