Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ontario egg board faces $7-million fine

The Egg Farmers of Ontario marketing board is facing two fines totalling more than $7 million for exceeding production limits.

Egg Farmers of Ontario notes in its current financial report that it has assessed $3,016,697 in “liquidated damages” against the Ontario board for 2016 and another $4,187,547  for 2017.

The financial-report footnote 12 says “There is a process related to the assessment of the LDA (liquidated damages assessment) and the process is currently continuing.”

Ontario has been aggressive in setting production targets, including a special “nest-run” program for eggs that go directly to processing.