Company 9301-1062 Québec Inc. fined $4,000 for violating the Food and Drugs Act

May 17, 2019, Ottawa: On April 15, 2019, at the Montreal courthouse, the Montreal-based company 9301-1062 Québec Inc., operating as "Aliments Gaudium" pled guilty to a violation of the Food and Drugs Act.

The Court of Québec fined the company $4,000 and ordered the confiscation and destruction of the offending products.

An inspection by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) showed that on or around February 6, 2017, the company sold extra virgin olive oil in 1‑litre glass bottles bearing the Aurum brand name in a manner that was false and misleading, which is an offence under subsection 5(1) of the Food and Drugs Act.

The CFIA verifies whether olive oils and other expensive vegetable oils meet compositional and labelling requirements in order to monitor their authenticity and detect product adulteration and substitution.

The CFIA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts and regulations, including the Food and Drugs Act. We are dedicated to safeguarding food, animal, and plant health, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment, and economy.

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