Food safety is a given, when a consumer purchases food they expect it to be safe and fit to eat. The responsibility for ensuring food is safe to eat rests with the farmer (sometimes called the primary producer), the manufacturer or processor (if the food is prepared in a factory), the distributor and wholesaler (the people responsible for transfering the food from the manufacturer to the shop or to the door in the case of direct sales or mail order), the retailer and the consumer themselves.
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Philip Cassidy Apples Inc. Fined $15,000
On January 23, 2012, at the St. Jérôme courthouse, Philip Cassidy Apples Inc., located in St. Antoine Abbé, pleaded guilty to five charges of violating the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations.
The Court of Québec ordered the company to pay fines totalling $15,000.
The offences consisted of trading apples interprovincially five times between April 27, 2009, and May 12, 2009, in violation of paragraph 29(1)(a) of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations. The company shipped McIntosh apples in bulk grown in Nova Scotia to Quebec without having the required authorization.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for enforcing various federal legislation, including the Canada Agricultural Products Act and its Regulations that govern the marketing of agricultural products (import, export and interprovincial trade).
Nutrisport Ltd is recalling various Nutrisport and Atlas protein products because the products contain milk which has not been declared on the label. This means it is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. The product is distributed via Tree of Life UK Ltd. Click on the link to find out more.
Bradbury and Son (Buxton) Ltd is recalling a batch of Lo-Col, cheese alternative, because the product contains milk which is not emphasised in bold type on the labelling. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk. Follow the link to find out more.
As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard.
This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum).
Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is voluntarily recalling Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, due to the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder.