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Les Oeufs Breton Ltd. and Distribution 1015 Inc. fined $22,000 for an Offence Under the Food and Drugs Act

December 11, 2009, Montreal, Quebec - On November 19, 2009, at the Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce courthouse, Les Oeufs Breton Ltd., a company based in Saint-Bernard, and Distribution 1015 Inc., based in Lévis, both entered a guilty plea and were convicted on one count of violating the Food and Drugs Act.

The Court of Quebec ordered Les Oeufs Breton Ltd. to pay a $20,000 fine and Distribution 1015 Inc., a $2,000 fine.

The offence, which occurred on October 18, 2006, involved eggs imported from the United States that were packaged in a manner likely to create an erroneous impression regarding their nature and composition, thereby contravening subsection 5(1) of the Food and Drugs Act.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for enforcing a variety of federal legislation, including the food-related provisions of the Food and Drugs Act. The Food and Drugs Act prohibits the packaging of food in a manner likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its nature or composition.

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Information:

Mélanie Cardin
Communications, Quebec Area
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Telephone: 514-283-3815, ext. 4220
Fax: 514-283-7847