|Food Protection Services oversees the issuance of Class A and Class B licenses under the Meat Inspection Regulation of the BC Food Safety Act. Under this legislation, inspection services to provincially licensed Class A or B plant operations are managed by Food Protection Services through a contract agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
In BC, all slaughterhouses are either federally registered meat plants with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency or are provincially licenced with the province (by Region). Provincially licenced Class A, or B meat plants are found throughout the province including the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Kootenays and Okanagan, as well as the North (map). Slaughterhouses which are federally registered are permitted to export their product to outside the province. Slaughterhouses which are provincially licenced are only permitted to sell their product within the province.
Map of Provincially Licensed Class A and B Slaughter Establishments
Link to Ministry of Health
Interactive Maps of Provincially Licensed Slaughter Operations and Abbatoir Profiles