Assessment Report of Costa Rica's Food Safety Control System for Fresh Fruit
3.0 Legal basis for the assessment
This assessment was conducted in agreement with the Costa Rican CAs and under the CFIA's Import Requirements for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables outlined in Section 3.1 (1) (b) of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations and Section 4 of the Food and Drugs Act. In particular:
- Section 3.1 (1) (b) of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations:
- "Subject to subsection (2), no person shall market in import, export or interprovincial trade as food unless it is not contaminated."
- Section 4.(1) of the Food and Drugs Act:
"No person shall sell an article of food that
a. has in or on it any poisonous or harmful substance;
b. is unfit for human consumption;
c. consists in whole or in part of any filthy, putrid, disgusting, rotten, decomposed or diseased animal or vegetable substance;
d. is adulterated; or
e. was manufactured, prepared, preserved, packaged or stored under unsanitary conditions."
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