Meat inspection

Alberta’s meat inspection system helps ensure food safety in the province.

Services and information

All animals are inspected for health before slaughter, and processing facilities are routinely inspected to help ensure food safety.

Registered veterinarians can act as inspectors in Alberta if they are licensed by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association.

Albertans can apply for a licence to operate as a Mobile Butcher under the Meat Inspection Act and Meat Inspection Regulation.

Albertans can apply for a licence to operate as an On-Farm Slaughter Operation under the Meat Inspection Act and Meat Inspection Regulation.