The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the operating license of a Blue Goose Pure Foods meat processing establishment located in Burlington, Ontario, effective November 10, 2017.

The operating license was suspended due to the company’s failure to meet the regulatory requirements related to building maintenance, as required by the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990.

There is no recall associated with this suspension.

According to the Blue Goose Pure Foods website, the company specializes in chicken, beef and trout products. Within its poultry operations, the company partners with a select group of family farms in Ontario to raise antibiotic-free, animal by-product-free, and organic chickens. All chickens raised for Blue Goose products are free-range birds.


The operator will not be able to resume production activities until the CFIA determines that the required corrective measures have been taken.

An appeal can be made by the company within 60 days of suspension of the operating licence. This request must be accompanied by an acceptable, written corrective action plan (CAR).

Licenses and registrations of federally registered establishments or companies can be suspended, cancelled or refused renewal for failure to comply with relevant CFIA acts and regulations.