COVID-19 Cases in Canadian Slaughterhouses

Number of COVID-19 Cases in Canadian Slaughterhouses and Meat Processing Plants

The facilities represented in the following table are Canadian slaughterhouses and meat processing/packing plants. This data is gathered predominantly from media reports. Some information has been gathered from company statements or media releases. As public health offices or the companies themselves do not always disclose the actual number of COVID-19 cases in these facilities, and some may not be reported in the media, the real case count is expected to be significantly higher. The totals for both cases and deaths are for workers themselves and exclude any linked COVID-19 cases outside of the facility (e.g. family or community transmission). For facilities that have experienced multiple outbreaks, the number of cases has been totaled over the course of the pandemic. For those facilities that have “1” listed under the Cases column, it has been confirmed that the workplace has been affected by COVID-19. However, the number of workers that have tested positive for COVID-19 hasn’t been publicly disclosed.

ProvinceMunicipalityCompany CasesDeaths
British ColumbiaVancouverUnited Poultry Co.35
British ColumbiaCoquitlamSuperior Poultry61
British ColumbiaChilliwackFraser Valley Specialty Poultry7
British ColumbiaSurreyWingtat Game Bird Packers30
British ColumbiaAbbotsfordRossdown Natural Foods9
British ColumbiaPort CoquitlamSofina Foods1
British ColumbiaSurreyJ&L Beef13
AlbertaCalgaryCargill5
AlbertaRed DeerOlymel3261
AlbertaCalgarySofina Foods27
AlbertaLethbridgeMaple Leaf Foods1
AlbertaEdmontonSofina Foods6
AlbertaEdmontonMaple Leaf Foods1
AlbertaFort MacleodBouvry Exports1
AlbertaOkotoksMountain View Poultry5
AlbertaBalzacHarmony Beef117
AlbertaBrooksJBS6501
AlbertaHigh RiverCargill9612
ManitobaBlumenortExceldor502
ManitobaBrandonMaple Leaf Foods74
New BrunswickSaint-François de MadawaskaNadeau Poultry20
Nova ScotiaBerwickEden Valley Poultry6
OntarioGuelph (Watson)Cargill 6
OntarioGuelph (Dunlop)Cargill172
OntarioBurlingtonSofina Foods10
OntarioLondonSofina Foods1
OntarioTorontoSofina Foods29
OntarioBramptonSofina Foods2
OntarioMississaugaSofina Foods4
OntarioBreslauConestoga Meats252
OntarioBramptonMaple Lodge Farms251
OntarioBramptonMaple Leaf Foods5
OntarioGuelphMaple Leaf Foods1
OntarioTorontoBelmont Meats94
OntarioTorontoMaple Leaf Foods23
OntarioBradfordMaple Leaf Foods1
OntarioHamiltonMaple Leaf Foods1
QuébecLavalMaple Leaf Foods1
QuébecMontrealMaple Leaf Foods21
QuébecYamachicheOlymel138
QuébecAnge-GardienOlymel71
QuébecSaint-EspritOlymel31
QuébecVallée-JonctionOlymel1441
QuébecChaudière-Appalaches
Olymel7
QuébecPrincevilleOlymel107
QuébecSainte-RosalieOlymel3
QuébecLavalMontpak International 1
QuébecSaint-Alexandre-De-KamouraskaAliments Asta2
QuébecSainte-Angèle-de-PrémontAliments Prémont 7
QuébecRivière-du-LoupDuBreton17
QuébecChamblyCargill64
QuébecSaint-Bruno-de-MontarvilleExceldor23
QuébecSaint-AnselmeExceldor8
QuébecBerthiervilleOlymel44
QuébecDrummondvilleOlymel5
QuébecQuébec CityAvico6
QuébecSaint-Jean-BaptisteUnidindon27
QuébecDrummondvilleFerme des Voltigeurs34
SaskatchewanMoose JawDonald's Fine Foods2
Total as of February 16, 202137769