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Cintech agroalimentaire – Centre d'innovation technologique en agroalimentaire

CCTT contact information

3224, rue Sicotte
Saint-Hyacinthe (Québec) J2S 2M2
Phone : 450 771-4393
Fax : 450 771-0832

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      Fadia Naim, Ph.D.

      General manager
      450 771-4393 extension 307

      Bernard Racette

      Director, R&D
      450 771-4393 extension 337

      Fields of expertise

      • Product development
      • Product improvement: nutritional value, shelf life extension
      • Pilot and commercial scale-up
      • Labeling, nutrition facts table
      • Sensory and consumer research: Bench marking, appreciation of the sensory attributes
      • Quality assurance
      • GMP/corrective measures
      • Residues reuse for food applications

      Application examples

      • Development of juice/concentrated beverages : prototype generation, commercial process validation, quantitative consumer feedback
      • Small fruits by-products valorisation; antioxidant content analysis, extraction methodology, assessment on impact when incorporated in various foods
      • Sodium reduction of RTE products. Replacement ingredients selection, cooling treatment/cooling parameters, GMPs, sensory analysis, microbiological risk assessment,  shelf-life study 
      • New products sensory evaluation/consumer research.  Focus group, Consumer Location Tests, technological/commercial recommendations
      • Food safety : Food Processing validation (cooking, fermenting, drying), control sheets, sanitation /hygiene, corrective measures
      • Food pasteurization/sterilization novel technologies (Ohmic heating, High Pressure Pasteurization)


      • Laboratory of product development : ovens, mixers, refrigerator, freezers, homogenizers, pH-meter, aw-meter, texturometer, colorimeter, balances, …
      Consumer research
      • Experimental kitchen
      • Cubicles, lighting system for product evaluation
      • Viewing rooms with one-way mirror and audio-visual recording equipment for focus group
      • Genesis software
      Analysis and applied research 
      • Microbiology laboratory CL1 and CL2
      • Chemistry laboratory :  supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) – analytical system, spectrophotometer, viscoamylograph
      Pilot plant
      • Stephan and Comitrol processors 
      • MAP and vacuum packaging machines
      • Freeze-dryer
      • Vacuum microwave
      • Extruder Inteli Torque
      • Homogenizer-mixer IKA
      • Bioreactor
      • Fluidized bed
      • SFC semi-preparative system
      • Containe zeodration
      • Pulsed Light
      • Carbonator
      • Semi-preparative supercritical fluid chromatography