Capital Packers began in 1929 as a small, family-run abattoir in Edmonton, Alberta on the very land the facility sits on today. Its creation and intended purpose was to provide local, fresh, high quality meats to the family-run grocery store: Western Groceries & Meat Market.
Throughout the years, our facility has undergone multiple expansions, and as a result, we've outgrown our grocery store counterpart. By providing the highest level of quality and care to all that we produce, we've been able to supply families across Western Canada with some of the finest smoked, cured, and fresh meats on the market.
Our company is still family owned and operated to this day, combining the expertise of our 3rd and 4th generations of family. We are proud to employ over 100 skilled workers that share our values of integrity, quality, fairness, and pride in all that we do. Without our hardworking staff, we would not be where we are today.
Many of our products can be found at retail stores across Western Canada such as: Sobeys, Safeway, Real Canadian Superstore, Save-on-Foods, Co-op, Freson Bros., Wholesale Club, No Frills, Extra Foods, Super A, & Italian Center Shop to name a few.
In the early 1960’s, we became a licensed, federal processor of processed and smoked meats. The CFIA is our partner in providing our products to families across the nation in the safest manner. Mitigating risks to food safety is our highest priority, and the health and safety of Canadians is the driving force behind the design and development of the CFIA programs we follow. The CFIA, in collaboration and partnership with Capital Packers, continues to work towards protecting Canadians from preventable health risks related to food and zoonotic diseases.
In 2003, we became HACCP certified. HACCP has been recognized internationally as a logical tool for adapting traditional inspection methods to a modern, science-based, food safety system. Based on risk-assessment, HACCP plans allow us to efficiently establish and audit safe food production practices. We strive to maintain this certification as a way of letting our customers know that they can count on us to provide the safest meat products on the market.
In 2010, we became SQF certified. SQF is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. SQF is also the only plan to integrate a quality component in addition to its focus on food safety. Our decision to become an SQF certified establishment is our message to the industry that we will not compromise on the quality of our products, or the safety of our customers.