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Archived - CFIA suspends the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Mother Dairy for non-compliances related to preventive controls

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Effective July 19, 2019, the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Mother Dairy, was reinstated and the company was allowed to resume operations.

June 4, 2019, Ottawa: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Mother Dairy, a food processing establishment located in Calgary, Alberta, effective May 21, 2019.

While the suspension is in effect, the licence holder may not conduct any activity for which licence number 3TVTKWN was issued.

There is no food recall associated with this suspension.

CFIA suspended the licence because the licence holder failed to comply with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations requirements for identifying hazards, having appropriate equipment and establishment conditions, implementing a preventive control plan and documenting a food complaint process in accordance with the applicable provisions of Part 4 of the regulations.

Industry is responsible for the safety and quality of their products and for ensuring that they comply with Canada's food laws. CFIA is committed to enforcing those laws.

The suspension may be lifted if CFIA determines that acceptable corrective actions were taken to address the non-compliance(s). If measures are not taken within 90 days after suspension, CFIA may cancel the licence.

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 the default in payment of any fee related to the issuance of the licence
  • if CFIA determines that there is a potential risk to the public.

The CFIA publishes a list of suspensions and cancellations on its website.