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CMC is an Ottawa based trade association that advocates on behalf of its members – meat packers and processors operating establishments licensed under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. 

With over 130 members, CMC is an internationally recognized voice that shapes the future of the meat industry in Canada by bringing over 95 years of expertise, influence and resources.

 

Meat industry at a glance

In 2017 Canada exported
$2.4 BILLION
of beef and veal to 61 countries
In 2017 Canada exported
$4 BILLION
of pork to 87 countries
A modest $100 million increase
in exports (red meat) results in
an almost equivalent increase in GDP of
$97 MILLION
In 2016 red meat consumption
and exports supported
288,000 JOBS
In 2016 $ 13.7 billion in GDP &
194,000 JOBS
were supported by
Canada’s Red Meat supply chain
CMC regular members include
54 companies
operating 186 federally regulated
establishment in Canada

EVENTS

February
27
2019

Technical Advisory Group & Regulatory Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 27, 2019. 8:00 am – Thursday, February 28, 2019. 2:00 pm
June
03
2019

99th Annual Conference

Monday, June 3, 2019. 7:00 am – Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 4:00 pm
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NEWS

AGRI-FOOD IMMIGRATION PILOT ANNOUNCED IN FEDERAL BUDGET

News Release, Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Long-Awaited Labour Pilot will Address Huge Employment Shortage in Meat Processing Ottawa (ON) March 19, 2019 –The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) applauds the Government of Canada for announcing today a three-year Agri-Food Immigration Pilot to bring in full-time, non-seasonal agriculture workers that will include a pathway

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CANADA’S NEW FOOD GUIDE: RED MEAT BELONGS ON YOUR PLATE

News Release, Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Make Protein a Quarter of your Plate  – Make it Nutritious Lean Red Meat January 22, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s new Food Guide, released by Health Canada today, highlights what we’ve known for decades, that a quarter of your plate should be protein. Lean red

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SAFE FOOD FOR CANADIANS REGULATION COMES INTO FORCE

News Release, Tuesday, January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Canadian Meat Council (CMC) applauds the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as today marks the historic coming into force date of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.  “The meat industry is one of the most heavily regulated sector in Canada.

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Misleading Canada Food Prices 2019 Report Makes Assumptions of Red Meat Industry Pricing

News Release, Thursday, December 6, 2018
December 6, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) The Canada Food Price Report for 2019, released earlier this week, makes assumptions that the cost of meat is set to fall because Canadians are adopting plant-based diets. In fact, the beef demand index is strong, only showing a decrease of

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CMC’s membership is an association of diverse engaged businesses who share a common goal – to make sure the meat industry continues to thrive and grow and continues to be THE BEST industry to work for in Canada LEARN MORE

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54
REGULAR
MEMBERS
83
ASSOCIATE
MEMBERS
2
RETAIL/FOOD SERVICE

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