About Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA)

The Canadian Quality Assurance (CQA) program is an on-farm assessment program that provides assurance to pork processors, retailers, and consumers about on-farm food safety and animal care practices. The Animal Care Assessment (ACA) program became a requirement for CQA registration in 2012. All farms that market pigs to federally-inspected processing plants in Manitoba, and those farms that supply them, must be registered on the CQA program. Pig farms registered on the CQA program are assessed every year by certified validators.

Sites must join PigSAFE | PigCARE in 2023 or earlier. 

To schedule a CQA validation visit to have your farm assessed and certified on the program, you will need to arrange the visit with a CQA Validator.

Producers wanting to register their farm on the CQA program must first register themselves and their premises with Manitoba Pork. Click here for registration information.

For more information on the CQA program, visit the Canadian Pork Council website.

Marketers can log in here to find out which premises are currently registered on the CQA program.


Questions about documentation and administration:

Arne Thorlacius
Industry Services Coordinator

Questions about program content:

Mark Fynn
Director, Quality Assurance and Animal Care

Manitoba Pork represents 624 Manitoba hog farms

Manitoba Pork

Manitoba Pork’s office at 28 Terracon Place is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, closed from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. for lunch. As much as possible, please contact by emailing or phoning in requests for information, ear tags, and other resources. Contact us by phone, fax, email or regular mail.

Tel: 204-237-7447
Fax: 204-237-9831
24-hour Emergency Contact Line: 1-833-310-0108

28 Terracon Place
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R2J 4G7