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CFIA suspends the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Harbour International Limited

December 2, 2021, Ottawa

On November 26, 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence #4Y7X94VL of Harbour International Ltd., in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador.

While the suspension is in effect, the licence holder may not conduct any activity for which licence #4Y7X94VL was issued.

The CFIA suspended the licence because the licence holder did not prepare and implement a hazard analysis critical control plan as part of the written preventative control plan, in accordance with Sections 47 and 89 of Safe Food for Canadians Regulation to process, treat, preserve, manufacture, package and store frozen berries.

There is no food 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 Safe Food for Canadians Regulation. 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.