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Our History

The Elite Meat Company, (A Division of D&S Meat Products Ltd.), is a Federally Inspected meat processing facility (Federal Establishment #525) and is HACCP Recognized since 2001.

The company, owned by Dan, and Sasha Milanovic, has evolved from a very successful, family retail meat business, located on Toronto’s Danforth Avenue, founded in 1975, by their parents, Roy and Luba Milanovic. Both Dan and Sasha grew up, helping and working with their parents, learning the meat business, and the customer business! Dan and Sasha

In 1994, Dan and Sasha opened D&S Meat Products Ltd., in Ajax, Ontario, as a Federally Inspected meat processing plant, supplying new, and our long term customers from the Danforth Avenue location, with Peameal Bacon, Sausage, Pork Cuts and Ground and Diced Beef, Pork, Veal and Lamb, for further processors, retailers and food service distributors.

We have been fortunate to see success and growth since launching D&S Meat Products Ltd. Many new opportunities for business development in our four product categories have been realized. Until 2006, D&S Meat Products Ltd. serviced a regional market in Ontario from our small, but efficient Federally Inspected processing plant in Ajax, Ontario.

Our growth qualified the need for expansion that would allow for North American capabilities. In the fall of 2006, our expanded plant opened, five times the previous capacity and with many new customers and capabilities.

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In 2008, D&S Meat Products Ltd. responded to the heightening trade awareness and growth of our brand “The Elite Meat Company®”. In 2008, we formally changed the company name to “The Elite Meat Company”, (A Division of D&S Meat Products Ltd.).

 

peameallogosmallAnother new brand, “The Elite Meat Peameal Bacon Company®” was launched to further build our thriving Peameal Bacon business. The brand represents our Peameal Bacon category as the marquis of this premium product which is now the number one Peameal Bacon brand in food service, across Canada. Our 40 year old un-touched recipe and process is what holds it above all others in the market as truly “A Slice of Canadian Tradition!”®

Our other categories include a wide variety of sausage products, fresh and frozen pork cuts, and ground and diced beef, pork, veal, lamb and poultry for food service, further processing and retail.

From our beginning in 1994, with 5 staff, to our current 45 staff made up of production, quality assurance, logistics, sales, administration and a focused, ambitious and dedicated management team, we stand behind the heritage of our history and learning’s from our beginnings on Danforth Avenue, together.

Yours Truly,
Dan Milanovic
President