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January 6, 2020, Ottawa – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence #9PHXCKMN of MAS Distribution Inc., a fish importer located in Laval, Quebec, effective December 31, 2019.

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

There is no food recall associated with this suspension.

The CFIA suspended the licence because the licence holder did not develop a compliant preventive control plan in accordance with the relevant provisions of Part 4 of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR).

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 rom continuing to conduct the licensed activity

The licence suspension will be lifted if the CFIA determines that corrective measures have been taken. 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.

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