CFIA Suspends License of Establishment 720 Aliya's Foods Ltd.

Effective June 28, 2013, Establishment 720, Aliya's Foods Ltd., was allowed to resume operations under ongoing inspection by the CFIA.

June 18, 2013, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the license of Establishment 720, Aliya's Foods Ltd., effective June 17, 2013. Aliya's Foods Ltd. is a ready-to-eat red meat and poultry establishment located in Edmonton, AB.

This suspension is a result of non-compliance with the Meat Inspection Regulations. In particular, Aliya's Foods Ltd. has failed to document and address product cooling issues during pre-shipment review, and failed to address allergen control issues.

No product has been recalled, but should any potentially contaminated product be identified, the CFIA will take immediate action.

Aliya's Foods Ltd. will not be able to resume operations until the company has fully implemented the necessary corrective actions as approved by the CFIA and the CFIA is fully confident in the plant's capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.

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

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