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Notification of charges laid against 299614 Alberta Ltd. and Roger Snow

July 29, 2022, Ottawa

Following an investigation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has laid six charges under the Food and Drugs Act against 299614 Alberta Ltd., (both locations in Stirling and Raymond, Alberta), as well as its sole shareholder and director, Mr. Roger Snow. The charges were laid on June 20, 2022.

One charge pertains to the alleged obstruction or hindering of a CFIA inspector by failing to provide requested information, contrary to subsection 24(1) of the Food and Drugs Act in the town of Stirling, Alberta. Another charge pertains to allegedly advertising hemp hearts in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive, contrary to subsection 5(1) of the Food and Drugs Act in the city of Calgary, Alberta.

The remaining four charges pertain to the alleged advertising of hemp hearts to the general public as a treatment or cure for restoring normal blood pressure, rapid weight loss, controlling blood sugar, reversing type II diabetes, improving circulation, restoring digestive and tissue health, and reducing inflammation, contrary to subsection 3(1) of the Food and Drugs Act, at or near the city of Calgary, Alberta.

The accused parties are scheduled to appear before the court in Lethbridge, Alberta, on August 24, 2022.

The CFIA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts, 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.

The CFIA informs the public when charges have been laid by its Enforcement and Investigation Services (EIS). Charges are laid by EIS after the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) decides to prosecute the charges. This notice is part of a commitment to openness and transparency and ongoing efforts to increase awareness of the CFIA's role in encouraging compliance with the various acts and regulations. In all cases, the subject of charges is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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