Tucom Inc. Fined $6,000 for an Offence under the Food and Drug Act

Montreal, QC, March 16, 2012: On January 27, 2012, at the St. Jérôme courthouse, Tucom Inc., located in Mirabel, pleaded guilty to a charge of violating the Food and Drug Act.

The Court of Québec ordered the company to pay a fine of $6,000 and the judge ordered the forfeiture of the non-compliant oil for disposal.

An inspection by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has demonstrated that the company had labelled a food as extra virgin olive oil when it contained another vegetable oil in violation of the provisions of paragraph 6(3) of the Food and Drug Act.

The CFIA is responsible for enforcing various federal legislation, including the Food and Drug Act and the associated Regulations. The CFIA is also mandated to verify food safety and protect the health of animals and plants, contributing to the health and well-being of Canadians, to protect environment and health of the economy while maintaining access to foreign markets.

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