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Atlantic Chican Seafood fined $25,000 for an offence under the Safe Food for Canadians Act

October 7, 2022, Ottawa

Atlantic Chican Seafood pled guilty and was convicted of 1 count for contravening subsection 6(1) of the Safe Food for Canadians Act in the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia, on December 9, 2021. Atlantic Chican Seafood was ordered to pay a fine of $25,000.

Subsection 6(1) of the SFCA states that:

"It is prohibited for a person to manufacture, prepare, package, label, sell, import or advertise a food commodity in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, quality, value, quantity, composition, merit, safety or origin or the method of its manufacture or preparation."

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, including Safe Food for Canadians Act and regulations. The CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food, animal, and plant health, which enhance the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment, and economy.

Background information

Notification of charges laid against 3274876 Nova Scotia Limited (doing business as Atlantic Chican Seafood), and Shang Long HE.

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