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MEAT… GOOD FOR YOU. GOOD FOR CANADA.

CMC is an internationally recognized voice shaping the future of the meat industry in Canada.

With over 150 members, CMC brings its 100 years of expertise, influence and resources to advocate on behalf of its members—meat packers and processors operating establishments licensed under the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

 

Meat industry at a glance

In 2021 Canada exported
$4.5 BILLION
of beef and veal to 53 countries
In 2021 Canada exported
$5 BILLION
of pork to 80 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

August
12
2022

Canadian Meat Council’s 25th Annual Sheepshead Fishing Derby

Friday, August 12, 2022. 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
September
09
2022

30th Annual Canadian Meat Invitational Golf Tournament

Friday, September 9, 2022. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
October
06
2022

Technical Symposium

Thursday, October 6, 2022. 8:00 am – Friday, October 7, 2022. 4:00 pm
June
05
2023

CMC Annual Conference & AGM

Monday, June 5, 2023. 7:00 am – Tuesday, June 6, 2023. 5:00 pm
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NEWS

Statement: Canadian meat industry pleased to see exemption for ground meats in Health Canada’s final Front-of-Package labelling regulations

Thursday, June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health announced the finalized Front-of-Package labelling regulations, part of the Government of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy. In the finalized regulations, ground beef and pork are exempt from the requirement of having a front-of-package warning

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Release: CMC Appoints First-Ever Woman as Chair of the Board of Directors  

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Ottawa (ON) June 27, 2022 – As the Canadian Meat Council (CMC) celebrated its 100th anniversary and conference this month in Ottawa; the occasion was also marked by appointing Kerry Towle as Chair of the Board of Directors for the next two years.  “It was long

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Meet Associate Member: Farasoo Holding Corporation

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Describe your business, your clients and the products/services you provide. Farasoo Holding Corporation is a trade fair, congress, and event organizer. Our first project here in Canada is MeatEx Canada, the 1st international and specialized meat industry exhibition in Canada. Exhibitors at MeatEx will be showcasing

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Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector applauds the government for investments in labour in Budget 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022
For four months, the coalition of leading Canadian food and beverage manufacturing associations has been advocating for an Emergency Foreign Work Program, to secure relief for the sectors debilitating labour crisis. This past Monday, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Honourable Carla

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CMC’s membership is an association of diverse businesses with a common goal—to ensure the meat industry continues to thrive and grow and remains the best industry to work for in Canada. LEARN MORE

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