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Archived - CFIA Suspends Operations at Establishment 2407, AMCO Fisheries Ltd.

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Effective January 15, 2014, Establishment 2407, AMCO Fisheries Ltd. was allowed to resume operations under ongoing inspection by the CFIA.

December 10, 2013 (Ottawa): The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the registration of Establishment 2407, AMCO Fisheries Ltd., effective December 6, 2013. The facility processes pickled, spiced and marinated fish and is located in Cap Pelé, New Brunswick.

The CFIA has determined that adequate controls for food safety are not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis. The facility has failed to meet minimum regulatory standards for equipment, sanitation, hygiene, and labelling, in violation of the Fish Inspection Regulations. The company has also failed to fully correct deficiencies previously identified through CFIA inspections.

There is no food recall associated with this suspension. All non-compliant products at this facility are under CFIA detention and control.

AMCO Fisheries Ltd. will not be able to resume operations until they have implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is confident in the facility's capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.

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

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