Advantages of the act respecting reserved designations and added-value claims


The Act Respecting Reserved Designations and Added-Value Claims makes it possible to officially recognize authentic products. This provides many advantages for consumers, producers, processors and the entire rural community involved in product development. The Act can also be used to promote Québec's agricultural and food heritage, typical Québec products, and a positive image of provincial or regional culture.

Québec's Act Respecting Reserved Designations and Added-Value Claims applies to any individual or group that manufactures agricultural foods and products and that wants to distinguish their products from common products in the same category, and also wants to maintain control over the characteristics of their products and to prevent others from imitating or appropriating their designation.