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Guelph Research and Development Centre

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

Guelph Research and Development Centre

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 5C9

Telephone: 519-829-2400


Latitude: 43.524740
Longitude: −80.228906

Located in Guelph, Ontario, the Centre specializes in food safety, quality and nutrition, and is committed to ensuring that food produced in Canada continues to be among the safest and of the highest quality in the world.

The Guelph Research and Development Centre was established in 1997, with the intent to put in place a federal capacity in food research at the heart of the largest Canadian concentration of expertise and infrastructures dedicated to food research and development. The Guelph Research and Development Centre supports a sustainable and profitable agri-food sector in Canada by carrying out world class research in food safety and quality, proactively mitigating food safety threats as well as generating fundamental and applied knowledge that enable the Canadian agri-food sector to develop health promoting food that respond to consumer needs, whereby generating added value throughout the food chain.

Research covers all aspects of food production, from the field to the fork. In addition to its focus on food quality and safety, much of the centre's work is exploring the potential for conventional foods to offer nutritional and other therapeutic benefits. Scientists are also developing innovative methods to reduce food-borne biological and chemical hazards that may be present in farm commodities, fresh market and processed foods.

The research focus at Guelph RDC falls under two main areas that recognize the overarching influence of environmental change on food safety and health attributes of foods.

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Facilities at the Guelph Research and Development Centre

Current research activities

New opportunities from bioresources

Safety of foods for Canadians

Health and wellness through innovation

Results of our research

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