Other organizations and resources

Review the following resources for more information regarding meat production in BC, and to ensure you are in compliance with requirements set by other authorities.

Review the following resources for more information regarding meat production in BC, and to ensure you are in compliance with requirements set by other authorities.

BC Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

Water testing

Agricultural Land Commission

Information regarding use of agricultural land within the Agricultural Land Reserve and the issuing of non-farm use permits, contact the Agricultural Land Commission.

BC Ministry of the Environment

Information regarding the disposal of liquid and solid waste at slaughter establishments, as well as the Slaughter and Poultry Processing Code of Practice:

BC Centre for Disease Control

Information related to the safe transport of carcasses, and guidelines for cutting and wrapping of uninspected meat:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

The federal Health of Animals Regulation (C.R.R., c. 296) requires that every person who slaughters, cuts up or debones cattle for human consumption as food must ensure the specified risk material (SRM) has been removed and stored properly:

Regional districts and local governments

For information related to zoning and other local requirements, contact your municipality or regional government.

Regional health authorities

For general information regarding sewage, further processing and becoming a food premises, contact your regional health authority.