On September_4, 2007 Mr. Dennis Wasylyszyn, an employee of Aberdeen Farm Market in Coldstream, B.C., pled guilty in provincial court to one count of violating s.4(e) of the Food and Drugs Act by selling an article of food which was manufactured or prepared under unsanitary conditions. Mr. Wasylyszyn was fined $2000 for this violation.
Mr. Wasylyszyn was preparing fresh, unpasteurized apple juice with a machine that was protected only by an open-raftered roof supported by four beams. The processing area was open to the air and there were indications birds were roosting in the rafters above the machine.
There was no evidence of illness related to consumption of the juice.
The CFIA is responsible for enforcing a variety of federal legislation including the Food and Drugs 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 Canada.