All ten facilities meet Canada's Meat Inspection Act and Chinese regulations
TORONTO—Seven of VersaCold Logistics Services’s facilities have been approved to export meat and meat products to the People’s Republic of China as of September 8. There are only 30 facilities in the country that have received approval to export meat and meat products to China, the company said—one third of which are owned and operated by VersaCold.
All ten of the facilities, located in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, met the requirements of the Meat Inspection Act and the requirements of the Chinese veterinary hygiene and public health regulations and were approved following a review process, said VersaCold.
The ten VersaCold refrigerated warehousing facilities approved to export beef and pork to China are:
The company said it engaged with senior government officials, retained legal services and worked with industry groups in both Canada and China in order to meet the stringent requirements of the approval process.