Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Eastern Meat fined $200,000

Eastern Meat Solutions of Etobicoke has been fined $200,000 for cheating on meat labels.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) investigation determined that the company falsely labelled 4,557 cases of meat weighing 125,697 kg.

The labels were wrong to claim prime rib boneless beef trim, Angus boneless beef trim and sirloin boneless beef trim.

The market value of the meat at the time of its detention by the CFIA was $613,572.

The court ordered all the detained meat be disposed of by rendering.

The company pleaded guilty to five charges, resulting in the fine levied under the Food and Drug Act which has regulations about false labelling.

I wonder how much fraud the company did before it was caught. I think the judge ought to have banned the owners from the meat business - forever.