The CTCPA: excellence
for a sustainable food

The CTCPA is an industrial technical center dedicated to the food industry. For more than 70 years, we have been watching over food quality and safety. Because food is the foundation of a healthy generation, we believe in innovation and in the talents of our doctors, technicians and engineers to sustainably accompany the food transition.


The CTCPA in a few key figures

Since 1950, the CTCPA has been supporting and accompanying food industry players, from small businesses to large groups, in their evolution towards new food and nutrition models.
We are constantly developing our tools, our expertise and our fields of action with the aim of excellence, in the service of the community and consumers.


  • 10 million euros in sales
  • 100 employees (7 doctors, engineers, PhD students, technicians)
  • 8 sites in France
  • 4 technological halls
  • 3 laboratories of expertise: microbiology and molecular biology, nutritional quality, packaging
  • 1 monitoring and documentation center
  • 1100+ member companies
  • 37 research projects in 2020

Our story: Helping to build the future of food

The CTCPA is an industrial technical center (CTI ) qualified as an agro-industrial technical institute (ITAI ) by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and recognized by the General Directorate of Food as a professional center of reference for the establishment and validation of heat treatment scales.

Part of our resources is provided by the tax paid by French manufacturers of canned and dehydrated products. As such, we are commissioned by the Ministry in charge of food to develop research and innovation programs around food.


Our tools, innovation
technology and excellence

Our aim is to offer food industry players support that is as close as possible to their needs. We provide them with state-of-the-art technology within a pool of skills composed of the best multidisciplinary teams.

Our regional presence ensures local support and the guarantee of unique and competent contacts in your field of expertise.