CFIA Suspends Operations at Establishment 4233, Red Cove

CFIA Advises Establishment 4233, Red Cove of Non-Renewal of Registration

Note: Effective October 9, 2013, Establishment 4233, Red Cove, was allowed to resume operations under ongoing inspection by the CFIA.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the licence to operate of Establishment 4233, Red Cove, effective September 27, 2013. The federally registered facility located in Cape Wolfe, Prince Edward Island, produces ready-to-eat, fresh frozen crab and lobster and molluscan shellfish.

The CFIA determined that adequate controls for food safety were not being reliably implemented in the facility on a consistent basis. Products found in non-compliance at the plant at the time of suspension remain under CFIA detention and control. There is no recall associated with this suspension.

Red Cove will not be able to resume operations until they have fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is confident in the plant's capacity to effectively manage food safety risks. 

The CFIA safeguards food, animals and plants which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment and economy, and access to international markets. Licences and registrations of registered establishments or companies can be suspended or cancelled for failing to comply with relevant CFIA Acts and Regulations.

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