Falsified food safety certificates lead to $100,000 fine
Bruce Arabsky, of Superior Poultry Processors and Hallmark Poultry
Processors, has pleaded guilty to four counts of violating Canada's Meat
A fine of $25,000 was imposed for each violation, for a total fine of
The court heard that, over several years, Mr Arabsky
submitted 31 falsified certificates of analysis to the Canadian Food Inspection
(CFIA) for poultry destined for South Africa.
certificates of analysis, which are required by the CFIA before export
certificates are authorised, falsely stated that the poultry products had been
tested for salmonella enteriditis and salmonella typhimurium.
Arabsky was responsible for all exports of poultry products for Superior and
Hallmark since 1992.
The CFIA is responsible for enforcing a variety
of federal legislation including the Meat Inspection Act and its regulations.
The CFIA's jurisdiction is limited to the enforcement of these Acts and their
Regulations. It protects consumers by contributing to food safety, the
protection of plants and the health of animals in
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