On July 18th the CFIA announced that they had suspended KML Meat Processors, “due to the company’s inability to design, implement and maintain acceptable written prerequisite programs and hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) system, as required by the Meat Inspection Act and Regulations, 1990.” The CFIA goes on to assure readers that “there are no food safety issues associated with this suspension.”
Previously, the slaughterhouse was shut down in December 2016 for this same reason. The suspension was lifted on January 11, 2017 and KML was allowed to resume operations under the supervision of the CFIA. KML Meat Processors also had a beef recall in June of 2016 due to e-coli concerns.
This suspension was followed by yet another suspension in March 2017, shutting them down for ineffective stunning of animals.
This latest suspension will be permanent until and unless the company meets the requirements set out by the CFIA. The company has been removed from the CFIA’s list of federally licensed equine slaughterhouses.