Bunge has shut down two of its plants after shipments of canola meal to the U.S. tested positive for salmonella.
A spokesperson for Bunge North America said a shipment that tested positive early last month was traced back to the company's crush plant at Hamilton, Ont., which resumed canola crushing after some upgrades in 2007. The second shipment to test positive came from Bunge's crush plant at Nipawin in northeastern Saskatchewan.
The company immediately shut down the canola lines at each plant, with each now undergoing scheduled cleaning. The company hopes to resume shipping to the U.S. once it meets all the protocols for salmonella laid out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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