A Quebec, Canada-based veal processing plant will operate under enhanced inspection conditions for 30 days in the wake of a three-day suspension of its operating license.
On Oct. 15, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the operating license of Saint-Hyacinthe-based Écolait because the company was not meeting “certain hygiene requirements,” according to CFIA spokeswoman Lisa Gauthier.
There was no food safety risk associated with this situation.
The license suspension was lifted Oct. 18, when the company presented an acceptable action plan addressing all corrective actions.
“Because [the facility] normally ships product to the United States, the CFIA informed U.S. authorities of the license suspension,” Gauthier said in a statement e-mailed to Meatingplace.
“Subsequently, the company was removed from the list of companies eligible to export to the U.S.”
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