Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency continues to crack down on transporters, judging by the fines it levied in the last three months of last year.

It collected $107,000 in fines in Atlantic Canada, $96,600 in Ontario, $92,400 in Quebec and $19,200 in Western Canada.

It identified 126 violations, but 82 got off with warnings.

The data is posted on the CFIA website.

It also shows that the CFIA collected $9,600 in fines in Quebec for violations of the animal identification act. There were none in Ontario and only one in Western Canada where the fine was $1,300.

There were four warnings under the Health of Animals Act in Ontario, four in Quebec plus one fine of $10,000 and one warning and four fines totaling $30,800 in Western Canada.

There was one fine under the feeds act - $10,000 in Quebec.

The CFIA postings no longer provide the names of the guilty.