Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council


CPEPC is the industry association representing processors, packagers and distributors of chicken and turkey meat, graders and further processors of eggs, and hatcheries in Canada.

Representing some of the largest agri-food corporations in Canada, our association has the voluntary membership of companies that process and market over 90% of Canada's chicken, turkey, eggs and hatching eggs.

CPEPC's mission is to foster a climate of continuous improvement within the Canadian feather industry recognizing the need for increasing competitiveness.


  • Proactively address the common goal of business sustainability and prosperity in a mutually respectful partnership with other industry stakeholders.

  • Proactively address issues constraining competitiveness, sustainability and profitable growth to achieve significant and measurable improvements.

  • Ensure that government policies are consistent with fostering a sustainable and competitive Canadian feather industry

  • Relationships with Producer Agencies: manage and improve the ongoing relationship with the National Feather Agencies so that CPEPC and its members have an equitable role in the system along with producers which will ensure an operating environment that allows for a reasonable level of profitability to our respective sectors.

  • CPEPC Resources: boost the role of the CPEPC as a source of expertise and influence through the optimizing use of staff and building lobbying capacity.

  • Food Safety, Animal Health and Animal Welfare: ensure a high state of readiness to develop contingency responses for current and emerging food safety, animal health and animal welfare incidents by proactively working with regulators, producer agencies, customers and consumers.

Canadian poultry processors uphold very high levels of animal welfare and will continue to do so because it is a critical priority for the industry and because we care.

- Press Release, May 2017

Safe Food for Canadians Regulations


CPEPC attended the June 13 press conference at which the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food announced that final Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) were published in Canada Gazette, Part II (CGII).

CPEPC is cohosting (along with the Canadian Meat Council) a series of Industry Days With Government which will be held in October and November in various locations across Canada. Topics will include:

  • Licensing
  • Guidance materials
  • Inspector training
  • FSEP and CVS

Updates will be given on Health Canada's proposed front-of-pack labelling regulations and healthy eating strategy, inspection modernization, MyCFIA and AskCFIA. See the links below for information:

Surrey, BC Oct 29    Calgary, AB Oct 31    Winnipeg, MB Nov 2    Toronto, ON Nov 15    Montréal, QC Nov 22