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Nucci's Bake-a-Deli Fined for Offences Under the Food and Drugs Regulations and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act

Thunder Bay, Ontario, June 20, 2011: On February 25, 2011, two convictions were registered against Nucci's Bake-a-Deli, in the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay.

The company entered a guilty plea to one count under section 7.1 of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act for falsely labelling net quantity weight on certain meat and bakery products and one count under section B.01.007 (1.1) (c) of the Food and Drugs Regulations for failing to label certain meat products with the required packaging and durable life dates. These two convictions resulted in a total fine of $1000.

The Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act pertains to the packaging, labelling, sale, importation and advertising of prepackaged and certain other products. It is in place to ensure consumers receive accurate information when purchasing these products. The Food and Drugs Act is an Act respecting food, drugs, cosmetics and therapeutic devices.

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For more information, media may contact:

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

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