The Blue Goose Cattle Company Ltd. of North Vancouver fined $150,000 for offences under the Food and Drugs Act
November 9, 2021, Ottawa
On July 28, 2021, The Blue Goose Cattle Company Ltd. of North Vancouver pled guilty to 1 count of contravening subsection 5(1) of the Food and Drugs Act at the British Columbia Provincial Court. On October 27, 2021, they were convicted and ordered to pay a total fine of $150,000.
Between March 7 and 14, 2017, The Blue Goose Cattle Company Ltd. sold beef as "certified organic" when it was not.
Subsection 5(1) of the Food and Drugs Act states that, "No person shall label, package, treat, process, sell or advertise any food in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, value, quantity, composition, merit or safety."
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts and regulations, including the Food and Drugs Act. 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.
Notification of charges laid against The Blue Goose Cattle Company Ltd.
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