Meat inspection and slaughter licensing

Legislation, guidelines, licensing and inspections for meat production and slaughter operations in Alberta.


In Alberta, slaughter operations are either federally or provincially regulated. The Alberta Meat Inspection Act and Meat Inspection Regulation outline the requirements that all provincial licence holders must meet, including assurances that meat and meat products are safe and that animals are handled humanely at slaughter. In this section, find resources and services for meat production and slaughter operations, including how to apply for the 4 slaughter operation licences issued by the Alberta government.