Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre

  • Processed Food
  • Cheeses
  • Vegetables and meat
  • Breads and pastries

The Saint-Hyacinthe Research and Development Centre (Saint-Hyacinthe RDC) located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec was established in 1987. It is one of is one of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) network of 20 research and development centres. 

Areas of Research

The Saint-Hyacinthe RDC is the only AAFC research and development centre to focus exclusively on food processing research. Half of the centre is made up of pilot plants that manufacture processed foods in quasi-industrial conditions, enabling researchers and Canadian businesses to collaborate and research ways to improve manufacturing in the main industry sectors (meat products; dairy products; grains, oilseeds and pulses; processed fruits and vegetables).

Its spectrum of activities covers dairy and grain products, meats, fruits and vegetables. The Saint-Hyacinthe RDC uses pilot plants to scale up processes and sensory analysis facilities to determine the impact of innovations on food taste and texture.

Sector Needs

The Saint-Hyacinthe RDC supports innovative research, development, technology and knowledge transfer activities related to the following AAFC Science Sector Strategies:

Scientists and researchers

Image Alain Clément
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Ali R. Taherian
Research Professional
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Carole Brodeur
Senior Science communication advisor
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Claude P. Champagne
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist (Meat and Consumer Sciences)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Louise Deschênes
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Scientist in Food Process Engineering
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Isabelle Germain
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Julie Brassard
Research scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Lamia L'Hocine
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Marie-Josée Gagné
Research Assistante in Food Virology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Martin Mondor
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Michel Britten
Scientist, Dairy chemistry and technology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Nancy Graveline
Sensory Evaluation Services Manager
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research assistant
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Patrick Denoncourt
Technologist - Pilot Plant - Biotechnology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Research professional
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Image Tony Savard
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

 

Publications

  1. 2020 ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Virtual Annual Meeting & Trade Show, Webinar Series, July 28-30.

    2020 - View publication details

  2. 2019 Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - FOOD SAFETY RESEARCH FORUM; October 9, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    2019 - View publication details

  3. Lamothe, S., Desroches, V., Britten, M. (2019). Effect of milk proteins and food-grade surfactants on oxidation of linseed oil-in-water emulsions during in vitro digestion, 294 130-137. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.04.107

    2019 - View publication details

  4. Giroux, H.J., Shea, R., Sabik, H., Fustier, P., Robitaille, G., Britten, M. (2019). Effect of oil phase properties on peptide release from water-in-oil-in-water emulsions in gastrointestinal conditions, 109 429-435. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2019.04.012

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  5. Chekabab, S.M., Rehman, M.A., Yin, X., Carrillo, C., Mondor, M., Diarra, M.S. (2019). Growth of salmonella enterica serovars typhimurium and enteritidis in iron-poor media and in meat: Role of catecholate and hydroxamate siderophore transporters, 82(4), 548-560. http://dx.doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-18-371

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  6. Gélinas, P. (2019). Active Dry Yeast: Lessons from Patents and Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12445

    2019 - View publication details

  7. El Haddad, L., Lemay, M.J., Khalil, G.E., Moineau, S., Champagne, C.P. (2018). Microencapsulation of a Staphylococcus phage for concentration and long-term storage, 76 304-309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2018.06.002

    2018 - View publication details

  8. Gélinas, P., McKinnon, C. (2018). Baking tests: Effect of sucrose and water on yeast gassing power, 95(6), 822-828. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cche.10100

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  9. Brassard, J., Gagné, M.J. (2018). An efficient recovery method for enteric viral particles from agricultural soils, 261 1-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jviromet.2018.06.014

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  10. Mason, E., L’hocine, L., Achouri, A., Karboune, S. (2018). Hairless canaryseed: A novel cereal with health promoting potential, 10(9), http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu10091327

    2018 - View publication details