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October 30, 2015 Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has refused to renew the fish import licence of Premi Foods Ltd., effective October 23, 2015.  The company is located in Scarborough, Ontario.

The CFIA has determined that adequate controls for food safety are not being reliably implemented by the company on a consistent basis, which is in violation of the Fish Inspection Regulations.

The fish import licence was suspended because the company did not submit corrective action plans for previously cited infractions, specifically the importation of three shipments of fish and seafood products into Canada without written notification to the CFIA.

There is no recall associated with this suspension.

The company may not import fish products into Canada while its import licence is suspended and until such time as it has fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is fully confident in the company's capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.

Licences and registrations of federally registered establishments or companies can be suspended or cancelled for failure 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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