Saladexpress Inc. fined a total of $10,000 plus costs for violating the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations
December 7, 2012, Ottawa: On October 10, 2012, at the Longueuil courthouse, Saladexpress Inc. located in Saint-Rémi, pleaded guilty to four charges of violating theFresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations.
The Court of Quebec fined the company a total of $10,000 plus costs, with 60 days to pay.
The violations consist in having marketed iceberg lettuce imported from the United States to the province of Quebec in containers with a capacity exceeding 50 kg net, without a Ministerial Exemption and contrary to paragraph 5(2)(b) of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for administering and enforcing a variety of federal legislation, including the Canada Agricultural Products Act and its regulations respecting the marketing of agricultural products in import, export and inter-provincial trade.