Les Aliments O'Sole Mio Inc. Fined $5,000 for an Offence under the Meat Inspection Act

February 15, 2013, Montreal (Quebec): On 19 November 2012, at the St. Jerome Courthouse, Les Aliments O'Sole Mio Inc., located in Boisbriand, pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990.

The Quebec Court ordered the company to pay a fine of $ 5,000.

The offense, that occured on November 23, 2010, was to have processed, packaged and labeled a meat product outside of operating hours agreed with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), and this, without the authorization of an inspector, contrary to section 32 of the Meat Inspection Regulations, 1990, which constitutes an offence under the Meat Inspection Act. The products were seized and destroyed.

The CFIA is responsible for enforcing a variety of federal statutes, including the Meat Inspection Act and its regulations. The Act sets standards for registered establishments and for animals slaughtered and meat products prepared in them.

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