The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license of Cami International Poultry Limited, a poultry slaughter establishment located in Welland, Ontario, effective October 4, 2019.

While the suspension is in effect, the license holder may not conduct any activity for which the SFC license was issued.

CFIA suspended this license because the company failed to comply with humane treatment provisions related to the slaughter of poultry under Part 6 of the SFC rule.

There is no food recall associated with this suspension.


License holders are responsible for ensuring that they comply with Canada's food laws. CFIA is committed to enforcing those laws.

Safe Food for Canadians licenses can be suspended:

  • for failure to comply with the Safe Food for Canadians Act, the Food and Drugs Act and their related regulations
  • for default of payment of any fee related to the license
  • if risk of injury to the public may result from continuing to conduct the licensed activity

The license suspension will be lifted if CFIA determines that corrective measures have been taken. If corrective action is not taken within 90 days after suspension, CFIA may cancel the license. CFIA may also cancel the license on other grounds set out in section 39 of the SFCR. Cancellation can occur after the license holder has been notified of the grounds for cancellation and provided with an opportunity to be heard.