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CFIA suspends the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Le Fromage au Village Inc.

Effective March 14, 2023, the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Le Fromage au Village Inc. was reinstated.

February 3, 2023, Ottawa

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence #9DM4P9DP of Le Fromage au Village Inc., located in Lorrainville, Quebec, on January 20, 2023.

While the suspension is in effect, the licence holder may not conduct any activity for which SFC licence #9DM4P9DP was issued.

The CFIA suspended the license on grounds that a risk of injury to human health may result if the licence holder continues to conduct an activity identified in the licence, notably because of the absence of adequate corrective measures to prevent the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

There are food recalls associated to this suspension and there have been reported illnesses that may be associated with the consumption of these products. The Agency is continuing its food safety investigation, which may result in the recall of additional products.

Licence holders are responsible for ensuring that 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 Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. Cancellation may 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 human health may result from continuing to conduct the licensed activity.

The CFIA publishes licence suspensions and cancellations on its website.