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0865838 B.C. Ltd., (doing business as Pitt Meadows Meats, Fraser Valley Meat Supplies Ltd., and Meadow Valley Meats), fined $125,000.00 for an offence under the Food and Drugs Act

April 20, 2015, Ottawa: On April 13, 2015 in the New Westminster Supreme Court, 0865838 B.C. Ltd. was convicted of one count of contravening paragraph 4.(1)(b) of the Food and Drugs Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. F-27 and ordered to pay a $125,000.00 fine.

Paragraph 4(1)(b) of the Food and Drugs Act indicates that no person can sell an article of food that is unfit for human consumption.

The CFIA's investigation determined that on September 3, 2010, at or near Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, 0865838 B.C. Ltd. sold approximately 1,500 kg of beef trim from a production batch containing E. coli, contrary to paragraph 4(1)(b) of the Food and Drugs Act.

The CFIA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts and regulations, including the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations. 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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