On-Farm Food Safety
Canadian hog producers are recognized in Canada and around the world for producing top-quality pork. Canada’s system for on-farm food safety and quality assurance is based on HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) principles that require detailed record-keeping and protocols that are validated annually by an official auditor. cpc-ccp.com/canadian-pork-excellence
Responsible Animal Care
Canada’s animal care and handling assurance system is based on the National Farm Animal Care Council Codes of Practice (NFACC) for pigs, which are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of farm animals in Canada. The Codes of Practice promote sound management and welfare practices for housing, care, transportation and other animal husbandry practices. nfacc.ca
Canada’s national identification and traceability system for pigs is administered by the Canadian Pork Council with support from Agriculture Canada. Canada is the only North American country to implement a national swine identification and traceability system with mandatory participation by all producers. cpc-ccp.com/traceability
No Added Growth Hormones
Like all Canadian pork, Verified Canadian Pork™ is raised without added growth hormones. canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/veterinary-drugs.html
Processing Quality and Safety Assurance Systems
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) safeguards Canada’s food supply through the enforcement of Canada’s Meat inspection Act under federal law. CFIA Approved HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) systems and plans are mandatory for all federally registered meat processing plants. inspection.gc.ca
Support for Your Business
Verified Canadian Pork™ (VCP) provides a credible brand mark that can be leveraged to increase awareness of the quality, wholesomeness and safety of Canadian pork products.
Canada Pork otters a range of partner programs to support VCP marketing efforts.
Participation in the VCP program requires a no-charge licensing agreement between Canada Pork and the participating partner(s).