Eid-al-Adha (Eid) at Ontario's licensed meat plants

Eid-al-Adha (Eid) at Ontario's licensed meat plants

  • Ontario values, respects and cherishes the diversity of its people.
  • Our many cultural and religious celebrations throughout the year bring people together, and often involve the sharing and consumption of food.
  • Ontario wants Eid celebrations to be safe for families and friends to enjoy.
  • This means obtaining meat from a meat plant that is licensed by the province to provide these services. It also means following safety rules when visiting a meat plant.

Follow the law: Legal slaughter at a licencsed meat plant

In Ontario, it is illegal to slaughter food animals outside of licensed meat plants*.

  • Provincially licensed meat plants are independent businesses performing slaughter services year-round and during Eid.
  • Meat inspectors are on site at meat plants to ensure that the province's food safety and animal welfare regulations are met.
  • Meat products obtained from licensed meat plants for Eid are inspected and stamped as approved as safe to eat.
  • To ensure that you get what you need, contact the closest licensed meat plant to you well before Eid to book your order.

Learn the steps that are followed at licensed meat plants for your safety (information is available in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto)

عيد مبارك Eid Mubarakعید 
    مبارکAïd Moubarak!

لوی اختر مبارکਈਦ ਮੁਬਾਰਕعید مبارک

Food Safety Tips for handling unrefrigerated meat

  • When picking up meat products at a licensed meat plant during Eid:
    • Ensure the meat is wrapped.
    • Place it immediately in a cooler or box with ice.
  • When arriving at home:
    • Cook the meat as soon as possible; refigerate it until cooking.
    • Thoroughly clean all surfaces that raw meat contacts.
    • Cook meat to a minimum internal temperature of 71°C or 160°F.

Find a provincially licensed meat plant that provides services during Eid-al-Adha

List of Plants that Provide Religious and Ritual Slaughter Services during Eid-al-Adha
Plant Name Plant Number Address City Province Postal Code Telephone
Charles Quality Meats 0065 1476 Wilby Road, RR 1 Wilmot ON N0B 2L0 519 886-7931
Mr. Beef 0087 223 McWatty Road Pakenham ON K0A 2X0 613 624-5222
Gord's Abattoir Ltd. 0094 643 Highway 77, RR 5 Leamington ON N6H 3V8 519 326-2503
Caledon Halal Meat Packers Inc. 0104 8070 Old Church Road Bolton ON L7E 0N7 905 880-9888
Highgate Tender Meats Ltd 0109 14680 Hastings Line Highgate ON N0P 1T0 519 678-3383
Country Fresh Packers 0123 4049 Bonneau Line Tilbury ON N0P 2L0 519 682-2222
Agram Meats 130 10676 Trafalgar Road Georgetown ON L7G 4S5 905 877-6082
JJ Meat Distributing Inc 0154 14600 10th Concession, RR 3 Schomberg ON L0G 1T0 905 859-1540
L & M Meat Distributing 0161 2487 14th Line Gilford ON L0L 1R0 905 775-6775
Dufferin Meats 0162 335424 7th Line Amaranth ON L9V 1K6 519-939-8067
Parkhill Meats 0174 3900 Elginfield Road Parkhill ON N0M 2K0 519 701-1311
Simcoe Street Meat Packers 0191 18619 Simcoe St Oakwood ON K0M 2M0 416 560-6595
Bilal Farms Inc 0206 1926 Landry Street Clarence Creek ON K0A 1N0 613 488-2268
Al Madina Halal Meat Packers 0237 3944 Carman Road Brinston ON K0E 1C0 613 652-1301
Beverly Creek 259 385 Concession 6 East Millgrove ON L8B 1M2 905-690-8111
Matar Meats 0274 2690 Stagecoach Road, RR 1 Osgoode ON K0A 2W0 613 821-7929
Ewedell Farms 0289 1282 Oriole Park Drive, RR 1 Woodslee ON N0R 1V0 519 723-4456
Kawartha Meats 0290 917 Little Britain Road Little Britain ON K0M 2C0 705-786-9970
Afghan Halal Farm 0306 15755 10th Concession, RR 3 Schomberg ON L0G 1T0 416 894-1802

The information on this page is for informational purposes only. Plants appearing on this list have previously indicated to OMAFRA that they provide services during Eid-al-Adha. Federal law sets requirements for retail stores, meat plants and other sellers of meat products to indicate the name of the person or body that certified the food as Halal where food is labelled, packaged, advertised or sold as Halal. We encourage consumers to ask retail stores, meat plants and other sellers of meat products if the meat for sale is Halal certified, and to inquire about the organization that has certified the meat as Halal. OMAFRA is not a certifying body for halal meat, or for any other meat slaughtered for religious purposes, and does not independently verify the status of Halal certification for the plants listed.

Questions about EID at licenses meat plants? Contact us.

Contact toll-free: 1-877-424-1300

*Unless permitted by regulation

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca