ARCHIVED - CFIA Suspends Operations at Establishment 291, Country Ribbon Inc.

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Effective October 14, 2014, the licence of Establishment 291, Country Ribbon Inc. was reinstated and the company was allowed to resume operations under ongoing inspection by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

October 10, 2014: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the operating licence of Establishment 291, Country Ribbon Inc., effective October 10, 2014. Country Ribbon Inc. is a federally registered poultry slaughter and processing establishment located in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The licence was suspended because the operator failed to implement corrective measures required by regulation to ensure the safety of the meat products produced at the establishment.

The CFIA has determined that adequate controls for food safety were not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis, as required by the Meat Inspection Regulations.

There is no food recall associated with this licence suspension.

Establishment 291 will not be permitted to resume operations until they have fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is confident in the plant's capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.

Licences and registrations of federally registered establishments or companies can be suspended or cancelled for failing to comply with relevant CFIA Acts and Regulations.

The CFIA publishes a list of suspensions and cancellations on its web site.

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