Cold Country Pork Inc. Fined $50,000.00 for an Offence under the Meat Inspection Act
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May 26, 2017, Ottawa: On May 8, 2017, in Manitoba Provincial Court in Winnipeg, Cold Country Pork Inc. entered a guilty plea to one count of contravening subsection 8(a) of the Meat Inspection Act. The company was ordered to pay a fine of $50,000.00.
Subsection 8(a) of the Meat Inspection Act indicates that no person shall send or convey a meat product from one province to another unless it was prepared or stored in a registered establishment that was operated in accordance with this act and the regulations.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) investigation determined that on or between February 12, 2009 and January 14, 2014, Cold Country Pork Inc. shipped various beef, pork and chicken products from Manitoba to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario that were not prepared or stored in a federal establishment.
The CFIA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts and regulations, including the Meat Inspection Act. The CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food, animal, and plant health, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment, and economy.
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