"Aliments du Québec" is a non-profit organization whose goal is to promote the agri-food industry through the "Aliments du Québec" and "Aliments préparés au Québec" brands.
Products containing at least 85% ingredients of Quebec origin and processed and packaged in Quebec can be certified "Aliments du Québec".
Products are certified "Aliments préparés au Québec" when they are processed and packaged in Quebec and contain both ingredients from Quebec and ingredients imported from other countries if they cannot be produced under our weather conditions.
Smarter Seafood is a program developed by Exploramer that promotes the sustainable fishing of aquatic species from the St. Lawrence River.
This certification encourages all players in the food industry to integrate the many edible but often little-known species of the River into their product offerings.
Our Mayrand Food Depot stores are the first food retail businesses to be certified Smarter Seafood.
Our customers can find the aquatic species promoted by the program and products from certified producers at all of our branches.
The Panier Bleu, or blue basket, is an initiative supported by the Government of Quebec whose purpose is to strengthen the Quebec economy and encourage local purchasing among Quebecers.
The mayrand.ca website and our Mayrand Food Depot stores, open to the general public, are in the Panier Bleu directory.
Local business needs Quebecers' solidarity to sustainably fulfill its missions of supply and job creation. The Panier Bleu contributes directly to this.