Beking Poultry Farm Has License to Operate Suspended

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CFIA Suspends Operations at Beking Poultry Farm (#0-66)

July 9, 2013 (Ottawa): The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the registration of Beking Poultry Farm (#0-66) effective July 9, 2013. The establishment is a federally registered shell egg producer in Oxford Station, Ontario.

There is no recall associated with this suspension. The registration was suspended because the operator was not meeting the standards for the Canada A grade as stated in the Egg Regulations. Specifically, CFIA inspectors consistently discovered a large number of cracks in eggs from this facility.

The operator has failed to implement proper corrective actions to effectively resolve the issue.

Beking Poultry Farm (#0-66) will not be able to resume operations under federal jurisdiction until they have fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is confident that the required standards can be consistently maintained.

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

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Aliya’s Foods Ltd. Allowed to Resume Production

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

Note: 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 FoodsLtd., 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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Shah Brothers Imports Recalls Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Shabros brand Coriander Cumin Powder may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
July 8, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Shah Brothers Imports
Distribution:
Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail

Advisory details

Ottawa, July 8, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Shah Brothers Imports are warning the public not to consume the Shabros brand Coriander Cumin Powders described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The importer, Shah Brothers Imports, Mississauga, ON, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder 170 g Batch # 407 0 59011 00910 6
Shabros Coriander Cumin Powder 340 g Batch # 407 0 59011 00898 7

More information

For more information, consumers and industry can contact:

Shah Brothers Imports at 905-670-9515.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis. 

Product photos

Coriander Cumin Powder 170 grams - front
Coriander Cumin Powder 170 grams - back
Coriander Cumin Powder 340 grams - front
Coriander Cumin Powder 340 grams - back

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New Canadian Icewine Standards To Be Considered

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New standard will help open markets for Canada’s iconic icewine

June 25, 2013, Ottawa: The Government of Canada is proposing to create a national standard for icewine that will require icewine to be made only from grapes naturally frozen on the vine. “Canada is one of the world’s largest producers of icewine. These changes will harmonize Canada’s definition of icewine with the World Wine Trade Group’s Agreement on Requirements for Wine Labeling,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “The proposed regulatory amendments will also benefit exporters by allowing greater market access.” Also included in the proposed regulatory amendments are changes to the Consumer Packaging and Labeling Regulations to allow the mandatory labeling information on wine bottles and boxes to be displayed in a single field of vision, which means that it can be seen without having to turn the container. Also included are minor text amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations and to the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations. It is expected that the proposed regulatory amendments will allow wine exporters to have greater market access without having to redesign their labels for each individual country’s requirements. The proposed national standard is also expected to help prevent the sale of fraudulent icewine. The proposed regulatory amendments will not change the mandatory labeling information on the container, which includes common name, net quantity, country of origin and alcohol content by volume, to ensure that Canadians can make informed decisions. The provinces and provincial liquor authorities are the lead in ensuring that alcoholic beverages, including wines, conform to provincial laws and Canadian standards. Individual provincial liquor authorities may also develop additional standards for wine sold within their province. The CFIA has consulted with provincial authorities on the proposed regulatory amendments and proposed national standard. The proposed amendments to the Canada Agricultural Products Act, the Food and Drugs Regulations and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations were published in Canada Gazette, Part 1 on June 15, 2013. The comment period will run until August 29, 2013.

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Nanaimo Sausage House Recalls Polish Salami Sausage

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Notification – Polish salami sausage from Nanaimo Sausage House may contain staphylococcal enterotoxin

Recall / advisory date:
June 14, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Staphylococcus aureus
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Nanaimo Sausage House
Distribution:
British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
8056

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
None Polish Salami Sausage Variable kg None None Microbiological – Staphylococcus aureus

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Nalewka Babuni Cherry Wine Recalled

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Notification – Non-permitted colour in certain Nalewka Babuni brand Cherry Wine

Recall / advisory date:
June 20, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Chemical
Hazard classification:
Class 3
Company / Firm:
Liquor Control Board Of Ontario
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
Reference number:
7933

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Nalewka Babuni Dessert Cherry Wine 750 ml L2352, L3010, L3028 5901064000720 Chemical – Additives

 

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Overwaitea Recalls Prince Tahini

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Prince brand Tahini may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
June 24, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Overwaitea Food Group LP
Distribution:
Alberta, British Columbia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
  

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 24, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Overwaitea Food Group are warning the public not to consume the Prince brand Tahini described below because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The following Prince brand product, product of Israel, is affected by the recall.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

The distributor, Overwaitea Food Group, Langley, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace.  The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

The CFIA is working with Canadian importers to have these products removed from the marketplace.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Prince Tahini 500g Expiry date: November 19, 2013 8 14417 01200 2

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Product photos

    • Prince brand Tahini

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IMO Foods Limited Allowed To Resume Production

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Effective June 21, 2013, Establishment 0233, IMO Foods Limited, was allowed to resume production under ongoing inspection by the CFIA.

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CFIA Suspends Operations at Establishment 0233, IMO Foods Limited

June 10, 2013 Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the licence to operate of Establishment 0233, IMO Foods Limited, effective June 7, 2013. IMO Foods Limited is a federally registered fish cannery located in Yarmouth, NS.

There is no food recall associated with this suspension.

The CFIA has determined that adequate controls for food safety are not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis. The company has failed to correct deficiencies related to pest control.

IMO Foods Limited will not be able to resume operations until they have fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is fully confident in the plant’s capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.

The safety of consumers is the CFIA‘s top priority and the Agency is working diligently to ensure there is no potential risk to consumers.

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CFIA Suspends License of Gabrielli Distribution Inc.

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June 20, 2013, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the produce license (#7379) of Gabrielli Distribution Inc., effective June 19, 2013. Gabrielli Distribution Inc. is a fresh fruit and vegetable importer and distributor located in Montreal, QC.

This suspension is a result of non-compliance with the Licensing and Arbitration Regulations. In particular, Gabrielli Distribution Inc.has consistently failed to settle outstanding debts and has conducted business in a manner inconsistent with fair and orderly business practices.

The licence has been suspended for 90 days; if the financial responsibilities are not addressed within the suspension period, the produce licence will be cancelled. Should financial settlement be reached, Gabrielli Distribution Inc. may re-apply for issuance of a license and some additional conditions would apply.

The license suspension is not a result of any food safety concerns.

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. Fair trading practices within the fresh fruit and vegetable industry are particularly important due to the perishable nature of the product and a rapid trading environment.

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Ratinaud French Cuisine Recalls Confit Tomatoes for Possible Botulism

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes may contain dangerous bacteria

Recall / advisory date:
June 21, 2013
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological – Clostridium botulinum
Hazard classification:
Class 1
Company / Firm:
Ratinaud French Cuisine
Distribution:
Nova Scotia
Extent of the distribution:
Retail
 

Advisory details

Ottawa, June 21, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ratinaud French Cuisine are warning the public not to consume certain Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The manufacturer, Ratinaud French Cusine, Halifax, NS, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIAis monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Additional Info
Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine Confit Tomatoes sold in jars with no net quantity declared on the label sold only from Ratinaud French Cuisine, 2082 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

More information

Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with the toxin may cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, headache, double vision, dry throat, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die.

    • Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes

 

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