Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Alberta hemp marketer charged by CFIA

Following an investigation, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has laid six charges under the Food and Drugs Act against 299614 Alberta Ltd.

The charges apply to locations in Stirling and Raymond, Alberta and owner Roger Snow. 

One charge pertains to the alleged obstruction or hindering of a CFIA inspector by failing to provide requested information. Another charge pertains to allegedly advertising hemp hearts in a manner that is false, misleading or deceptive, contrary law. That was in Calgary.

The remaining four charges pertain to the alleged advertising of hemp hearts to the general public as a treatment or cure for restoring normal blood pressure, rapid weight loss, controlling blood sugar, reversing type II diabetes, improving circulation, restoring digestive and tissue health, and reducing inflammation,  also in Calgary.

The accused parties are scheduled to appear before the court in Lethbridge, Alberta, on August 24.