Tuesday, July 11, 2017

First Canadian Prosecution For Selling Mislabeled Kosher Food

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency last week announced that it has successfully prosecuted the first case brought before a provincial court involving misrepresentation of a kosher food product. Section B.01.049 of the Food and Drug Regulations prohibits selling food that does not meet the kashruth requirements applicable to it.  On June 22, Creation Foods Company plead guilty to two counts of violating the Food and Drugs Act, and was fined $25,000. Using a forged kosher certificate, the company sold cheese that did not meet requirements of kashrut to two Jewish summer overnight camps for young people.  The Forward has more details on the case.