Capital Packers allowed to resume production
Canadian Food Inspection Agency reinstates plant's operating licence
The Canadian Food Safety Inspection Agency is allowing Edmonton-based Capital Packers to resume production.
The CFIA suspended the operating licence for the meat-packing plant two weeks ago. Operations were allowed to resume Dec. 5th under "intensified" CFIA inspection after the federal agency approved Capital Packers' corrective action plan.
The agency is also satisfied that the company has satisfactory controls to meet food safety standards.
The company voluntarily recalled two ham sausage products on Nov. 22 over concerns about possible Listeria contamination. The CFIA has since determined that no other unsafe products made it into the marketplace.
The CFIA will continue to closely monitor the plant until further notice to ensure corrective actions are becoming part of regular operations.
The plant employs about 100 people.