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

April 6, 2021, Ottawa

On March 10, 2021, following a joint investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), several charges under the Customs Act and the Safe Food For Canadians Act were laid against 3274876 Nova Scotia Limited (doing business as Atlantic Chican Seafood) in Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia and Shang Long HE from Richmond, British Columbia.

The charges under the Safe Food for Canadians Act (SFCA) pertain to packaging and selling a food commodity, in this case, American (US) lobster, in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive regarding its origin, contrary to subsection 6(1) of the SFCA, and failing to prepare and keep documentation with regard to the traceability of the lobster, contrary to subsection 10(1) of the SFCA and subsections 90(1) and 90(3) of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations.

Atlantic Chican Seafood and Shang Long HE will appear at the Yarmouth, NS Provincial Court, May 17, 2021.

Joint investigations between the CBSA and the CFIA demonstrate the Government of Canada's continued commitment to combat fraud. The CFIA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts and regulations, including the Safe Food for Canadians 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.

The CFIA issues notifications of charges laid to inform the public when charges have been laid by CFIA's 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 our commitment to openness and transparency and ongoing efforts to increase awareness of our 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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