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Ontario court fines Creation Foods for kosher food violation

Staff Writer |
In the first provincial court case prosecuted in Canada for misrepresentation of a kosher food product, Creation Foods Co. of Woodbridge, has been fined $25,000.

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The corporate entity recently pleaded guilty to two counts of contravening the Food and Drugs Act in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket.

A manufacturer of frozen pastries ranging from croissants to strudels, Creation Foods Co. was established in 1995, and is family owned.

The charges resulted from an investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Investigators determined that the company sold a non-kosher food product to two Jewish youth camps, by means of a forged kosher certificate.

Cheese sold to both camps did not meet kosher requirements. CFIA said it was the first case in Canada brought before a provincial court related to the misrepresentation of a kosher food product.

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