The principals of Ryding-Regency are scheduled to appear in court May 3 to answer to charges the Canadian Food Inspection Agency laid in June.
The charges resulted in bankruptcy for the business, leaving Ontario short of facilities to slaughter and process beef cattle.
The charges are against Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd., Beef Boutique Ltd., Canadian Select Meat Inc., and Anthony Petronaci, Ellen Cosman, and Chuck Oulton of Toronto.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency alleges that they provided an Inspector of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency with false or misleading information and/or statements.
Also that the operator failed to immediately notify the minister and take immediate action to mitigate the risk after establishing that food presents a risk of injury to human health.
Also that they sold food that had in or on it some poisonous or harmful substance.