COVID 19 - CARDINAL FOOD SAFETY & BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING
Food safety has been and always will be our highest priority.
Cardinal has stringent production practices. Our plants are continuously sanitized and approved by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency every day. Existing environmental control infrastructure, hygiene, sanitation and good manufacturing practices safeguard our production environment from contamination of this nature. Further, our products are subjected to temperatures during manufacturing and storage in which the virus could not survive.
We are actively monitoring staff for changes in their health status. We have enacted protocols to educate employees on the facts related to the outbreak, transmission of the disease and required practices in our facilities to prevent the spread of such a virus. The safety and well being of our employees, customers, suppliers and industry partners are central to our plans.
Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited has initiated business continuity planning activities to ensure that we deliver the inventory against forecast for the upcoming season. Our suppliers have enacted similar continuity measures and have provided assurance of no foreseeable disruptions in the supply of raw materials. We remain confident that we will deliver the agreed forecast, it is imperative that changes of any nature be communicated to assure commitments are validated.
We are in ongoing consultation with CFIA, CDC, NAMI (North American Meat Institute), and local health authorities. It is important to note that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has seen no evidence that the virus is transmitted through food. Consumers that are seeking more information about Coronavirus (COVID-19), can visit any of the links below:
Our team will remain engaged through this global concern, working to anticipate and minimize potential disruptions for our customers. We will provide additional information should the situation warrant further communication.
Brent Cator - Owner
Great meals can happen every night. All you need is Cardinal by your side.
Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. is a Canadian, family-owned company. For more than 80 years, our company has been dedicated to a "values" driven philosophy for doing business. Our products, both burger and fully cooked options, are made with the highest standards of quality, nutrition and value.
We focus on family values. At Cardinal Meats, we want to provide you with quick and easy meal ideas for your family, ones that are both nutritious and delicious, all the while worthy of your hard-earned dollars and priceless prep time. Not only that, our innovative technologies produce food safe products you can be confident serving to your family.
You have enough things complicating your life these days. Don’t let meal planning be one of them. Cardinal produces quality products to have on hand for everyday meals and special occasions.
Need some meal ideas? No problem. We’ve got you covered.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that Jack Cator was telling stories of learning how to prepare a steer for sale. But it’s been 80 years since this family business would buy a steer from local farmers, prepare and sell the meat to the neighboring community. Jack’s expertise and entrepreneurial spirit passed on to his son Ralph, who founded Cardinal Meat Specialists in 1966. A lot has changed since then, however the dedication and experience gleaned from growing as a family business continues to live on in Cardinal’s commitment to producing the highest quality meat products available.
The Cator family has a long and rich history starting on the farm, to running butcher shops, to producing some of Canada’s most innovative and high-quality meats. Now in its third generation of ownership, Cardinal strives for the future by remaining dedicated to people, innovation and investment in state-of-the-art technology to provide the safest, most consistent and highest quality products available. Under the stewardship of Brent Cator, the company is committed to its long-term success in the meat business.
From humble beginnings to becoming a leader in Canada’s meat industry our answer to customers has been……You Can With Cardinal.