The Canadian Food Inspection Agency completed its review and given the all clear after a contamination at a major sugar refinery in Toronto temporarily shut down a packaging plant in Belleville.
As we reported earlier a dead bird was found in one of the sugar silos during a routine inspection at Redpath Sugar’s main facility in Toronto on February 1.
Redpath Sugar Ltd. spokeswoman Laura Fracassi confirmed that all product produced from January 27 to February 1, 2016 was withdrawn from the market.
“We swiftly reached out to our manufacturers to notify them and we have not been made aware that any product has left customer warehouses,” Fracassi told Quinte News on February 4. “All sugar is being returned to Redpath to be disposed of by reprocessing.”
Now following the February 4 recall of selected lots of Redpath Sugar Ltd. granulated sugar and icing products, Fracassi said the refinery as of February 8 has returned back to full operations.
Fracassi said they determined the bird entered via the South Silo and that container has been isolated from the remainder of the facility so that it cannot be used.
Engineering work is now being conducted to determine the required corrective actions to return it to service in the future.
Fracassi says perspectives on revenue loss are not still not available at this time and she projects they won’t be made available to the public.