The Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program
Recognizing the importance of food safety and quality protocols on the farm and throughout the supply chain, a comprehensive Ontario Corn Fed Beef Quality Assurance Program (QAP) was created. Developed by the Ontario Cattle Feeders’ Association, the QAP integrates food safety and quality management. The program consists of three components: registration and audit, good production practices (GPPs) and cattle identification with record keeping. Registered producers are responsible for implementing and following all procedures. The ultimate goal of the quality assurance program is to produce a naturally great tasting
product that is consistently tender and juicy.
The Quality Assurance Program consists of three interlocking components.
1) Farmer Registration and Audit
Registration in the Ontario Corn Fed Beef (OCFB) program requires the farm to successfully complete a OCFB audit upon enrolment and additional audits to maintain registration.
2) Good Production Practices (learn more)
Ontario Corn Fed Beef farmers complete training in Good Production Practices (GPPs) to ensure animal health and welfare and the production of high quality beef.
3) Cattle Identification and Record Keeping (learn more)
Hyperlink Each animal in the Ontario Corn Fed Beef program is individually identified with a Radio Frequency (RFID) ear tag which is recorded in Canada’s national cattle