CMC provides expert guidance and assistance that protects our members’ interest and the meat industry on various initiatives such as food safety, regulatory and technical issues. When health concerns, food safety and other industry crises occur, the Canadian Meat Council’s dedicated staff responds to our members’ needs – quickly and efficiently.

To secure and improve Canada’s global meat competitiveness, CMC works with Ministers and officials from a broad spectrum of government departments and agencies, particularly Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada, and Global Affairs Canada.

making a difference

Front of Pack Labels

Advocating for consumer choice and practical regulation that impacts health and not mandatory warning labels

Ensuring current and sound science is used to determine what nutrients are harmful to health and what tools are effective in improving Canadian’s health outcomes

Sodium Reduction

Working with government and industry stakeholders to maintain food safety through preservation with salts, while trying to reduce sodium use

Working towards availability of alternative ingredients to help reduce sodium and maintain food safety and consumer preference

Food Guide

Advocating for the nutritional importance of meat as part of a balanced diet

Highlighting new and emerging science on meat, protein, and saturated fats

CFIA Service Fees

Working with the meat and livestock supply chain to ensure quality service for fees paid to government, that are reasonable and don’t negatively impact competitiveness, growth and innovation of the meat industry


Working with CFIA to develop outcome based regulations that are reasonable and practical to implement for the meat industry

Working to inform a strategic partnership approach to foreign animal disease strategy and the national traceability system

Regulatory Review

Improving the regulatory process so it is fair, practical and considers competitiveness by highlighting strategies for improvement and regulatory burden and barriers to trade

Regulatory Cooperation

Consult with TBS on removing regulatory barriers and aligning regulations between Canada and trading partners, or within Canada (US, CETA, CFTA)