The survival of the Quebec Food Safety Association is linked to the involvement of some Université Laval professors. The Institute of nutrition and functional foods (INAF) at Université Laval supports the association’s mission by taking in charge part of the coordinator’s salary. The AQIA’s board is composed of members from industry and the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture and Food. The board ensures the AQIA operations and the organization of activities. AQIA funds derive exclusively from memberships, registration fees and business partnerships in activities.