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. We have a long-standing relationship with CFIA and these regulations are an essential building block of a risk-based, modern food safety system that is long overdue” says Chris White, President and CEO of CMC.

The outcome-based regulations will allow a greater degree of flexibility and innovation that could build efficiencies in the industry. CMC will continue to work with the CFIA to ensure ongoing consistent application and enforcement of the SFCR, and support the implementation at our members’ establishments. 

CMC will keep working with the CFIA as a partner in providing safe, high-quality, and nutritious meat to Canadians and the rest of the world.

About Canadian Meat Council:

For nearly a century, the CMC has represented Canada’s federally registered meat packers, meat processors and equipment suppliers. CMC provides evidence-based advocacy on behalf of its members and works to secure and improve Canada’s global meat competitiveness and, promote a balanced diet, which includes high-quality and nutritious Canadian meat. The Canadian red meat industry represents over 20 Billion dollars to the Canadian economy and supports 288,000 jobs across Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Marie-France MacKinnon, Vice-President, Public Affairs & Communications
Canadian Meat Council
(613) 725-5805 |