Meat processing plant has licence suspended by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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A southern Alberta meat processing plant has had its license suspended by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for a second time.

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Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd., based out of Fort Macleod, had its Safe Food for Canadians licenses suspended on Feb. 17, the food watchdog said in a news release on Friday.

The business was found in breach of multiple sections of safe food-handling regulations with regards to operational sanitation procedures to prevent cross-contamination of food. The agency also cited the firm for inadequate preventive control measures for the detection of E. coli and the detection of temperature deviations in carcasses.

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“A risk of injury to the public may result if the license holder continued to conduct the activities identified in the license,” said the agency.

Postmedia reached out to Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd. for a response and had not heard back prior to publication.

No recall on their products has been issued.

The company raises and slaughters beef, bison, elk and horse.

In 2019, food agency put a recall out on the company’s Quebec distribution of horse meat due to the presence of clenbuterol. This issue has since been resolved.

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