OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently said that it suspended the license of Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd., on Feb. 17.
The agency said the license of the meat processor was suspended because it did not comply with sections of the Safe Food for Canadian Regulations, including procedures to prevent cross-contamination. Bouvry also did not follow the regulations for detecting E. coli and temperature deviations in carcasses.
“In addition, the CFIA was of the opinion that a risk of injury to the public may result if the license holder continued to conduct the activities identified in the license,” the agency said.
Currently, no related food recalls have been issued by the government.
CFIA said it would lift the suspension once Bouvry took corrective measures. The company’s license can be canceled if the compliance standards are not met within 90 days.
On its website, Bouvry Exports said it processes beef, bison and elk and exports products to 40 countries.