Food Safety

An unwavering commitment to food safety

We ensure that food safety and quality are not compromised through strict adherence and an unwavering commitment to GMPs and Standard Sanitation Procedures.

All our facilities are Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) approved and we work closely with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ensure the highest level of food safety and product quality.

Certifications

CFIA Federal Certification CFIA Federal Certification

Federal Inspection is the highest standard of inspection available in Canada.

CFIA Inspection
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HACCP Certified HACCP Approved

HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) is internationally recognized as the standard in food safety control systems.

HACCP
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BRC Certification BRC Certification

BRC Global Standards is a leading brand and consumer protection organization, used by over 25,000 certificated suppliers over 130 countries, with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRC Global Standards' guarantee the standardization of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organizations.

BRC
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IFANCC Halal Certified

Our Halal products are certificated by IFANCC, an autoreactive, reliable and independent testimony. The products, the ingredients, the preparation and processing and the hygiene and sanitation procedures are all reviewed by IFANCC staff. IFANCC is internationally accepted, which means to assure the Halal status of foods.

IFANCC
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Verified Canadian Pork Verified Canadian Pork

Verified Canadian Pork™. Locally Farmed, Federally Approved, Globally Distributed. No Added Hormones (like all Canadian pork)

Verified Canadian Pork (VCP)
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Ecocert Organic Certification Ecocert Organic Certification

Ecocert Canada works in the field to guarantee compliance with specific production, processing and distribution standards for organic food.

Ecocert Canada
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In-house microbiological testing

  • APC, E.Coli & Total Coliforms
  • Fat/Chemical lean analysis
  • Food contact surface area testing
  • MAP verification
  • Sanitation/Environmental testing

Food Safety — it all starts at the farm!

Now more than ever before consumers are looking beyond the traditional attributes of freshness, lean content, and trim specifications when shopping for meat products. Quality for today’s meat consumer includes broader measures of value, such as “farm to fork” commitments to food safety, environmental responsibility, and animal welfare.

Delivering on this promise of quality requires commitment at every step of the production process. We start with the best possible raw materials and maintain that quality as we add value in our own facilities.

Supply Chain Management

We have established numerous strategic partnerships with hog producers and meat suppliers in order to provide superior consistency and quality in our meat products, and to provide total product traceability. These supplier relationships and commitments are a key element in our comprehensive commitment to quality.

Enhanced Sanitation and Production Protocols

Our production doctrine is "Fresh, Clean, and Cold" Our new production and storage facilities were designed to provide the best possible environment for meat processing and packaging. Enhanced sanitation measures coupled with state of the art refrigeration and packaging systems ensure that we retain and build value in the preparation of our quality products.

Inspection Standards

Our facilities and those of our suppliers must meet the highest inspection standards. Our operations are HACCP certified and Federally Inspected by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) is internationally recognized as the standard in food safety control systems. Federal Inspection is the highest standard of inspection available in Canada. Always look for the Canadian Government Inspection Legend on your meat purchases.

Food for Thought

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    85 billion tons of pork are consumed annually around the world

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    Grown hogs have to go through an antibiotic withdraw period with strict regulations

  • DID YOU KNOW?

    It’s prohibited to raise hogs with added hormones in Canada