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Flavour Pict Produce Inc. Fined $1,500 for an Offence Under the Canada Agricultural Products Act

June 30, 2009, Guelph, ON - On April 14, 2009, a conviction was registered against Flavour Pict Produce in the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor, for an offence under the Canada Agricultural Products Act. The company was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500.

In August 2007, Canadian food Inspection Agency (CFIA) inspectors conducted a routine inspection of the company’s produce and packing operations. The inspectors found several pallets of greenhouse cucumbers in cartons marked as Canada No. 1 grade. The cucumbers did not meet various requirements of the grade as specified in the established standards. The inspectors therefore detained the product.

The company pled guilty to one count of contravening paragraph 17(c) of the Canada Agricultural Products Act. This Act is in place to regulate the marketing of agricultural products in import, export and interprovincial trade and to provide for national standards and grades of agricultural products, for their inspection and grading, for the registration of establishments and for standards governing establishments.

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Marilyn Taylor (English)
Communications Specialist, Ontario Area, 519-837-5852

JoAnne Ford (French)
Area Communications Manager, Ontario Area, 519-826-3027