11/20/2013 01:38 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Food inspection agency shuts down Montreal meat plant

A Montreal ready-to-eat meat-processing facility was shut down today by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and its operating licence was revoked.

The CFIA said it suspended operations at Salaison Levesque Inc due to the company's failure to implement corrective measures to ensure the safety of its meat products.

The company makes a range of pork products, particularly smoked hams.

The agency said sanitation procedures weren’t being reliably or consistently respected. The company will have to implement these procedures before the CFIA reinstates its operating licence.

There is no recall associated with this suspension.