Food safety

Keeping You and Your Family Safe

Our commitment to you is that we will do everything we can to make our products safe for you and your family. Just as we take precautions to ensure our products are safe, we encourage you to take precautions while preparing, cooking and storing food – your family’s best defence against foodborne illness.

Foodborne illnesses

At Maple Leaf Foods, we do our very best to minimize the presence of bacteria that can cause foodborne illness, such as Salmonella, Listeria and E. Coli. However, as with all fresh and uncooked breaded meats, it is not possible to eliminate bacteria totally. You should take precautions when handling any raw and uncooked breaded meat, especially chicken, by cooking it properly and handling all food carefully to avoid cross-contamination.

This is our Safety Promise.

Food Safety Pledge

Our goal is to always provide consumers safe, great tasting food produced in a safe work environment.
  • We commit to becoming a global leader in food safety and job safety, and providing the focus and resources needed to achieve this goal.
  • We commit to establishing a culture of food safety and workplace safety with high-performance teams, where people are encouraged and expected to act on any concerns they may have.
  • We commit to measuring our safety performance, with testing and benchmarking against globally recognized standards.
  • We commit to continuously seeking better ways to make safe food, and to make it safely.
  • We commit to openly sharing our knowledge with government, industry and consumers, so we can learn from them and they can learn from us.
  • We commit to transparency and candour in pursuit of better performance and public confidence.
  • We commit to behaving in the most responsible and transparent way possible, placing the safety of our people and our consumers first if there is ever a breach.

Michael H. McCain
President and Chief Executive Officer

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