ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—A chicken plant in Newfoundland and Labrador says its operating licence has been reinstated after a brief suspension.
The suspension was put in place Oct. 10 at St. John’s-based Country Ribbon Inc. and affected the facility’s ability to operate as a federally-inspected plant.
No products were recalled as part of the suspension.
Chief executive Ian Pittman said the suspension was implemented because the company did not meet a deadline set by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for documenting food safety improvements at the plant.
In a statement posted on its website, Country Ribbon says it worked over the weekend to improve monitoring and record-keeping.
The company, which employs about 325 people, says it is resuming production.