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CFIA suspends the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Beauté à l'Africaine Inc.

November 10, 2023, Ottawa

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence #6RVXMXDX of Beauté à l'Africaine Inc., in Terrebonne, Quebec on October 30, 2023.

While the suspension is in effect, the licence holder may not conduct any activity for which licence #6RVXMXDX was issued.

The CFIA suspended the licence because the licence holder failed to comply with sections 83(1), 84(1) and (2), 85 and 86(1) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) regarding preventive control measures with respect to complaint procedures, recall procedures and simulations, the development and implementation of a preventive control plan, and subsection 90(1) of the SFCR regarding traceability.

There is no recall associated with this suspension.

Licence holders are responsible for ensuring they comply with Canada's food laws. The CFIA is responsible for enforcing those laws.

The licence suspension will be lifted if the CFIA determines that corrective measures have been taken by the licence holder. If corrective action is not taken within 90 days after suspension, the CFIA may cancel the licence. The CFIA may also cancel the licence on other grounds set out in section 39 of the SFCR. Cancellation can occur after the licence holder has been notified of the grounds for cancellation and provided with an opportunity to be heard.

Safe Food for Canadians licences can be suspended:

  • for failure to comply with the Safe Food for Canadians Act, the Food and Drugs Act and their related regulations
  • for default of payment of any fee related to the licence; and
  • if risk of injury to the public may result from continuing to conduct the licensed activity

The CFIA publishes licence suspensions and cancellations on its website.