Tuesday, April 19, 2016

CFIA shutters maple syrup company

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has shut down a Quebec maple syrup producer because it failed to properly clean and sanitize its equipment.

The CFIA “has suspended the registration of Establishment 3514, Cedar Grove Farm S.E.N.C., a maple syrup producer located in Inverness, Quebec, effective April 14, 2016,” the agency says on its website today.

“Cedar Grove Farm S.E.N.C. will not be able to resume operations until it has fully implemented the necessary corrective actions and the CFIA is confident in the facility's capacity to effectively manage food safety risks,” the agency says.

I've never heard of government officials shutting down a maple syrup business. Maybe this is a sign of things to come.