Explore below the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 virus pandemic as it relates to the Canadian pork industry.

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Canada pork continues to work closely with its members, the industry stakeholders and the Government of Canada (GOC) to ensure both stable pork production and export demand globally during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ensuring Canadians have continued access to nutritious pork products is a top priority of the Canadian meat supply chain.
  • There are no reports or evidence to support the transmission of Covid-19 associated with food or food packaging.
  • Border restrictions relate to people only. Trade and commerce, including livestock movement, will continue.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued precautionary recommendations including advice on the need to continue to follow good hygiene practices during food handling and preparation, such as washing hands, cooking meat thoroughly and avoiding potential cross-contamination between cooked and uncooked foods.

Our Canada Pork members share their social responsibility as an industry, putting aside competitiveness and sharing best practices to protect our food supply.


The following are some concrete measures taken by the Canadian industry to take preventive actions to protect against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of disruptions to the supply chain.

Safeguarding Canada’s Meat Supply and its Employee (short version)

Safeguarding Canada’s Meat Supply and its Employee with Chris White, President and CEO, Canadian Meat Council (long version)


Today, CFIA has provided an update for labelling of foodservice packaged products and prepackaged meat products during the COVID-19 pandemic. Government of Canada
Checklist for the control of COVID-19 in agricultural facilities:
The Public Health Agency of Canada has developed a simple and clear checklist designed to help agri-businesses mitigate the risks of COVID-19 within their workspaces. Agriculture stakeholders are encouraged to refer to this checklist as they develop and refine their COVID-19 prevention and control plans.
Government of Canada
Approvals of Emergency Processing Fund:
Minister Bibeau announced last week the first series of approvals for the Emergency Processing Fund.
Government of Canada
Guidance on Sending Scans of Export Certificates to Foreign to Foreign Competent Authorities. Refer to “Sending food export certificates to foreign countries during COVID-19” of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Click to Download
Food Safety and Covid-19 Click to Download
All Industry Up-to-date Frequent Questions and Key Information Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Guidance to Meat Slaughter and Processing Establishments on Prevention and Response to Suspect and Confirmed COVID-19 Plant Employees Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Pork Production Information Canadian Pork Council (CPC)
Meat Industry Questions Canadian Meat Council (CMC)



Information on Supporting Agriculture Operations Public Health Agency of Canada
Ontario Government Online, Self-Testing Tool Ontario Government
WHO Organization WHO Organization
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Government of Canada
Guidance for Employers of Temporary Foreign Workers Regarding COVID-19 Click to Download
U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Declaration Concerning Shipment of Critical Goods During COVID-19 Outbreak Click to Download

*We will update these resources as they become available.



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