Food Safety

Here at Shop Intercity, we want to provide our Insiders with the best quality meat and seafood. Our parent company, Intercity Packers Meat & Seafood, has been an federally-regulated protein supplier in the food service industry for 49 years. In the restaurant world, Intercity Packers is one of the most trusted names in protein for product integrity and safety in today’s constantly changing marketplace. To earn this reputation, all facets of our business needs to have the highest standards for food safety. Under the guidance of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency 9CFIA) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Program, we adhere to the strictest food safety standards and regulations, so that we can bring you food you can trust.  


Intercity Packers' Food Safety Specs:



Intercity Packers has been a CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) Federal Inspected Plant since 1983. There is a CFIA Inspector onsite daily, who performs the CVS (Compliance Verification System) tasks to ensure the Intercity Packers Food Safety Programs meet the Meat Inspection Regulations.



Intercity Packers have had its HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) Program in place since November 1, 1999. This program is recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).



An important piece of our HACCP Program is the Recall Program. Intercity Packers are able to track and trace all raw materials used and all products produced from these materials. If for any reason a product needs to be recalled, Intercity is able to contact every customer with further direction.



Intercity Packers source all raw beef materials for grinding from reputable suppliers only. These suppliers are required to test all of their raw materials for Ecoli 0157:H7 and receive a “negative” result before shipping to Intercity Packers. Certificates of Analysis (COA) are kept on file for all raw beef materials purchased.



A number of current larger customers require Intercity Packers to have a Food Safety Quality Assurance Audit performed annually. Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) performs an audit once per year on the Intercity Packers written program followed by an on-site tour. These audits bring food safety in the Food Industry to new levels all the time.



The GAA-BAP seafood processing plant standards are benchmarked against the latest Global Food Safety Initiative food-safety requirements. BAP is the world’s most trusted, comprehensive and proven third-party certification program in the seafood industry.