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
Len & Patti Butcher Block 0011 2133 Little Britain Road Lindsay ON K9V 4R2 705 328-2100
Ontario Halal Meat Packers 0018 5593 Highway 25 Milton ON L9T 2X5 905 875-0270
Little Britain Meat Packers (2012) 0036 917 Little Britain Road, RR2 Little Britain ON K0M 2C0 705 786-9970
Milgrove Packers Limited 0040 549 Conc. 5 W., RR2 Waterdown ON L8B 0L5 905 689-6272
Peel Sausage 0061 7860 6th Line Drayton ON N0G 1P0 519 638-3446
Charles Quality Meats 0065 1476 Wilby Road, RR 1 Wilmot ON N0B 2L0 519 886-7931
Norwich Packers Limited 0075 11 Robson Street Norwich ON N0J 1P0 519 468-3617
Willie's Meats Ltd. 0082 2387 4th Conc. W, RR1 Troy ON L0R 2B0 519 647-3160
Mr. Beef 0087 223 McWatty Road Pakenham ON K0A 2X0 613 624-5222
Gord's Abattoir Ltd. 0094 643 Highway 77, RR 5
ON N6H 3V8
519 326-2503
Mount Brydges Abattoir Ltd. 0098 21618 Adelaide Road Mount Brydges ON N0L 1W0 519 264-1873
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
Miedema's Country Meats 0140 41130 Thames Road East Exeter ON N0M 1S5 519 235-4978
JJ Meat Distributing Inc 0154 14600 10th Concession Schomberg ON L0G 1T0 905 859-1540
Windcrest Meat Packers 0158 1350 Scugog 3rd Line Port Perry ON L9L 1B3 905 985-7267
L & M Meat Distributing 0161 2487 14th Line Gilford ON L0L 1R0 905 775-6775
Abattoir LeFaivre 0167 122 County Road 15 Lefaivre ON K0B 1J0 613 679-4698
Parkhill Meats 0174 3900 Elginfield Road Parkhill ON N0M 2K0 519-701-1311
Hilts Butcher Shop Ltd 0182 1948 7th Line Asphodel Norwood ON K0L 2V0 705 696-2172
Wallace Beef Inc 0184 3766 Hwy 15 Joyceville ON K0H 1S0 613 536-6379
Simcoe Street Meat Packers
0191 18619 Simcoe St
Oakwood ON K0M 2M0
416 560-6595
Tom Henderson Meats & Abattoir Inc. 0202 13200 Mackenzie Road Chesterville ON K0C 1H0 613 448 3471
Bilal Farms Inc 0206 1926 Landry Clarence Creek ON K0A 1N0 613 488-2268
Thunder Bay Meat Processing Company (1986) Ltd.
4754 Oliver Road
ON P0T 2G0 807 935-2911
Brian Quinn's Meat Ltd. 0225 3987 County Road #1 Yarker ON K0K 3N0 613 377-6430
Creative Meats 0236 7137 Hwy 17 Warren ON P0H 2N0 705 967-2006
Al Madina Halal Meat Packers 0237 3944 County Road 1 Brinston ON K0E 1C0 613 652-1301
Rainy River District Regional Abattoir 0256 26 Byng Road Emo ON P0W 1E0 807 482-3020
Matar Meats 0274 2690 Stagecoach Road RR 1 Osgoode ON K0A 2W0 613 821-7929
Rua Meats 0277 275 Frankford Road Foxboro ON K0K 2B0 613 962-7915
Palmateer's Abattoir
2253 River Street West
Tweed ON K0K 3J0
613 478-3801
Ewedell Farms 0289 1282 Oriole Park Drive Woodslee ON N0R 1V0 519 723-4456
G & L Meat Inc. 0296 1255 Durham Road 13 Sunderland ON L0C 1H0 647-859-4854
Newmarket Meat Packers Ltd 0297 15452 Warden Avenue Newmarket ON L3Y 9E5 905 836-7001
Amos Weber
556 Birch Lake Road, RR 3
ON P0P 1P0
705 865-1366
Afghan Halal Farm 0306 15755 10th Concession 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
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 28 August 2015
Last Reviewed: 04 July 2018