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Court Fines Shatford’s Lobster Pound for contravening to Food and Drug Regulations on labelling

January 16, 2009, Moncton, NB - On January 7, 2009, Shatford’s Lobster Pound Limited of Fox Point, Nova Scotia pleaded guilty in provincial Court in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia to one count of contravening the Food and Drugs Act and was fined $ 500.00.

On June 2, 2006, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspectors seized 76 containers of unlabelled containers of pickled mussels that were being offered for sale at Shatford’s Lobster Pound Limited. The containers were not labeled or packaged as required by paragraph B.01.003(1)(a) of the Food and Drug Regulations, which states:

B.01.003. (1) The following foods shall carry a label when offered for sale:

  1. all pre-packaged products other than
    1. pre-packaged confections, commonly known as one bite confections, that are sold individually

The Honourable A. Crawford also ordered the forfeiture of the pickled mussels to the Crown.

The CFIA is responsible for enforcing a variety of federal legislation including the Food and Drugs Act and its regulations. The CFIA’s jurisdiction is limited to the enforcement of these Acts and their Regulations. It protects consumers by contributing to food safety, the protection of plants and the health of animals in Canada.

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For more information, media may contact:

Michael Bourque
Manager, Enforcement & Investigation Services
Atlantic, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Moncton, New Brunswick
Telephone: 506-851-3577

Étienne Chiasson
Communications Advisor
Atlantic Operations
Moncton, New Brunswick
Telephone: 506-851-3331