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Animal Care

All livestock received at our facility are handled in compliance with our approved Standard Operating Programs and animal welfare programs that are monitored daily by trained personnel and verified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). JBS Canada follows a systematic approach to animal welfare consistent with the AMI Recommended Animal Handling Guidelines and Audit Guide.

Animal Comfort

Our animal handling system was designed by Dr. Temple Grandin to ensure a low-stress environment.

Animal transport companies utilized by JBS must have certification from Canadian Livestock Transport (CLT).

Holding areas are built and maintained to prevent injury or discomfort, regularly cleaned and are not overcrowded at any time.

Team members maintain careful and safe interaction with the animals at all times.

Non-stressful management tactics are utilized, allowing the animals to remain quiet and calm.

Education & Training

100% of our team members who are in direct contact with the animals are trained according to our Animal Welfare Program.

Accountability & Auditing

In addition to daily internal monitoring, annual third party audits and CFIA verification of compliance, JBS Canada also utilizes a third party company to perform unbiased monitoring remotely via the cameras that are strategically located at all live animal handling locations.

Third Party Annual audits are completed by FSNS C&A, an ISO/IEC Guide 65 accredited certification body operating under a quality management system focusing on integrity, impartiality and confidentiality.

2020 Animal Care Goal

or better on our internal animal welfare scorecard