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CFIA suspends the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Canards du Lac Brome Ltée / Brome Lake Ducks Ltd.

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Effective September 8, 2020, the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence of Canards du Lac Brome Ltée / Brome Lake Ducks Ltd. was reinstated.

September 4, 2020, Ottawa

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence #9LRPMY3X of Canards du Lac Brome Ltée / Brome Lake Ducks Ltd., a duck slaughter establishment located in Asbestos, Quebec, effective September 4, 2020.

While the suspension is in effect, the licence holder may not conduct any activity for which SFC licence #9LRPMY3X was issued.

There is no food recall associated with this suspension.

The CFIA suspended the license because the license holder failed to comply with section 128 and subsections 135 (1) (b) and 135 (2) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) regarding the humane treatment of food animals.

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

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
  • if risk of injury to the public may result from continuing to conduct the licensed activity

The licence suspension will be lifted if the CFIA determines that corrective measures have been taken by the licence holder. If corrective actions are 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.

The CFIA publishes SFC licence suspensions and cancellations on its website.