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CFIA suspends the Safe Food for Canadians licence of Richard F Rand, Fox Hill Cheese House Limited

Effective November 17, 2022, the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence of Richard F Rand, Fox Hill Cheese House Limited was reinstated.

October 6, 2022, Ottawa

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence #4DCD6RVT of Richard F Rand, Fox Hill Cheese House Limited, in Port Williams, Nova Scotia on October 6, 2022.

While the suspension is in effect, the licence holder may not conduct any activity for which SFC licence #4DCD6RVT was issued.

The CFIA suspended the licence because the licence holder failed to comply with sections 47(1), 86(1), 88 and 89(1) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations. The operator does not have a Preventative Control Plan (PCP) that meets regulatory requirements and the facility has not completed a Hazard Analysis to identify and analyze hazards that present a risk of contamination. The operator did not demonstrate effective implementation of the Preventive Control Plan (PCP) nor provide the documents to substantiate implementation of that PCP.

There is no recall associated with this suspension.

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 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.