Thursday, April 24, 2014

Licence pulled

EDMONTON—The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended the licence of an Edmonton meat-processing plant over concerns for food safety.
The decision involving Capital Packers Inc. came yesterday.

The CFIA said adequate controls for food safety “are not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis.”
The agency also noted the company hasn’t corrected deficiencies previously identified through CFIA inspections.
It has placed all products at the plant in northeast Edmonton under detention and control.
The agency said it is investigating whether products shipped from the plant pose potential risks to consumers, particularly related to listeriosis—a food-borne illness that can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea.
The CFIA already has announced the recall of two products, saying ham sausages produced at the plant were being pulled from shelves because of concerns about possible listeriosis.

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