CFIA suspends licence of Beira Mar Importers Co. Ltd.

October 11, 2013 (Ottawa): The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the licence of Beira Mar Importers Co. Ltd., effective October 8, 2013. The cheese importing company is located in Burnaby, BC.

There are no food safety issues with distributed product, and no product is being recalled. Furthermore, all imported cheese products at the facility remain under detention. 

The licence was suspended because the operator failed several times to implement corrective actions for non-compliances such as failing to provide information as required under the Dairy Products Regulations paragraph 26.3 (d) and paragraph 26.4 (a) and (b).

Beira Mar Importers Co. Ltd. will not have their licence reinstated until they have fully demonstrated the capacity to implement the necessary corrective actions as approved by the CFIA.

The CFIA safeguards food, animals and plants which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy, and access to international markets. Licences and registrations of federally registered establishments or companies can be suspended or cancelled for failing to comply with relevant CFIA Acts and Regulations.

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