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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) / Animal Care Assessment (ACA)

CQA program is scheduled to be phased out by December 31, 2023 and will be replaced by the Candian Pork Excellence (CPE) program. 

Canadian hog farmers are dedicated to the highest quality standards. Through the national CQA/ACA programs, registered producers demonstrate their compliance with national standards for food safety and animal care.CQA/ACA Logo

This is an on-farm internationally recognized Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program that requires farmers to have periodic audits on their operations. These cover everything from feed, housing, and the use of medication.

The CQA is the on-farm food safety program for Canadian hog producers and the ACA provides a step-by-step guide for producers to complete a welfare assessment for their farms that can then be used to monitor, manage and document animal husbandry practices.

Copies of the ACA Producer Manual can be obtained from Ontario Pork or from the ACA website.