CFIA Cancels Licence of Pro-Fresh / Pro-Frais 2006 (#7245)

July 17, 2013, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has cancelled the produce licence of Pro-Fresh / Pro-Frais 2006 (#7245), effective July 16, 2013. Pro-Fresh 2006 is a fresh produce dealer located in Terrebonne, QC.

The CFIA has confirmed that Pro-Fresh 2006 illegally imported produce without a valid licence. As a result, the Agency has cancelled the company's licence.

The company's licence was suspended on May 23, 2013 as a result of non-compliance with the Licensing and Arbitration Regulations. Pro-Fresh 2006 consistently failed to settle outstanding debts and conducted business in a manner inconsistent with fair and orderly business practices.

There are no food safety concerns associated with the licence suspension or subsequent licence cancellation.

The purpose of licensing under the Licensing and Arbitration Regulations is to ensure that fresh fruit and vegetable dealers (i.e. those that import and trade across provincial boundaries) are financially sound and have acceptable business practices.

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

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