July 18, 2014 3:39 pm

CFIA suspends licence of Saskatchewan beef plant over food safety concerns

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended the operating licence of a beef slaughter plant in southeastern Saskatchewan due to concerns over food safety.

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REGINA – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended the operating licence of a beef slaughter plant in southeastern Saskatchewan due to concerns over food safety.

The agency says it suspended the licence of Northern Natural Processing LP in Neudorf as of July 10 because the operator failed to implement corrective measures to ensure the safety of the meat products produced there.

It also said adequate controls for food safety were not being reliably implemented at the plant on a consistent basis.

The agency said the plant cannot resume operations until the corrective measures have been put in place and it is confident in the plant’s capacity to effectively manage food safety risks.

The federal government’s Job Market Report said on its website that Northern Natural Processing LP, known as Qu’Appelle Beef, reopened a harvest plant south of Neudorf and a processing plant located in Wolseley the week of May 12, 2014.

It said each plant employed 20 people, and the company expected to hire another 50 people at each plant as business increased.

Global News

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