Innovation in Food Safety and Sustainable Nutrition

Experience Overview

The Quebec Association for Food Protection (AQIA), affiliated with the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), offers you an innovation experience to address major food safety challenges in the context of sustainable nutrition.

Engage with highly qualified professionals, experts, companies, as well as emerging talents through a route of posters and booths highlighting work, initiatives, or products related to food quality and safety, allergens, microbiology and infectious diseases, detection methods, sustainability aspects, and more.

In collaboration with CRIBIQ, you can attend flash presentations showcasing the expertise and work of internationally renowned researchers. Join them in discussing current challenges and issues, and envision collaborative projects that can address your needs.

Rooms 200 and 205A

Sponsors : Quebec Association for Food Protection (AQIA) and Consortium for Research and Innovation in Industrial Bioprocesses in Quebec 

Room 200-Exhibitor Area

October 5, 2023 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Icebreaker Activity

The epidemic game involves testing an antiviral developed by a company, which has to test its effectiveness before marketing it.

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Participants are infected by people in the AQIA’s Food Safety Innovation Zone. Infected people must go to the reception booth to receive the antiviral. Once immunised, they must infect three other people to increase the sample of people receiving the antiviral. Upon receiving the antiviral, participants receive a ticket to enter a draw for a pair of AirPods.

Room 205A

October 5, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



Powered by : Consortium for Research and Innovation in Industrial Bioprocesses in Quebec 

Researcher-Industry Networking Activity.

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Do you have innovative ideas for your company? Do you wish to improve or change processes, invest in new equipment?

The aim of this workshop, bringing together industry players and researchers, is to discuss the challenges facing industry in terms of safety and sustainable food practices.

INAF researchers Julie Jean, Ismaïl Fliss, Linda Saucier, Samuel Godefroy, Steve Labrie et Christophe Cordella offer you their expertise in:

  • sustainable processing
  • microbiology
  • virology
  • meat and milk quality
  • analytical techniques
  • analytical chemistry
  • genomics
  • alternatives to antibiotics
  • etc.

A great opportunity to develop research collaborations and business partnerships.

October 5, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

30-Minute Break

Room 200

October 5, 2023 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Self-Guided Tour

Booths and Student Posters

Learn more about the companies and experts present at BÉNÉFIQ. Meet the upcoming generation of researchers and their projects that will shape tomorrow’s food products.

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Room 206

October 5, 2023 | 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

AQIA Awards Presentation and BÉNÉFIQ Closing Ceremony

Presentation of awards for the best AQIA oral presentations, the AQIA and BÉNÉFIQ poster competition and the Sustainable Food and Food Safety Innovation Trail games.

Closing ceremony of the event.


Explore the sessions encompassing a wide range of current topics!