Food Safety

Canadian hog producers are recognized in Canada and around the world for producing top-quality pork.

On-farm programs relating to food safety were developed in response to consumers' interest in having assurances about the way pork is produced. The Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) program and  PigSAFE program provide a mechanism for producers to demonstrate their implementation of sound production practices that promote safe food production.

The food safety programs implemented on-farm are based on the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) models and include biosecurity elements developed by the Canadian Swine Health Board.