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Meat Plant and Operator convicted for flaunting Disposal Regs

by 5m Editor
11 December 2007, at 11:38am

ONTARIO - A Gilford man and the meat processing plant he owns and operates have been convicted for illegal disposal of inedible (not intended for human consumption) materials. The charges arose from an investigation by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).

An investigation conducted by MNR revealed that Teodoro Lauri, the owner/operator of L&M Meat Distributing Inc. had disposed of inedible materials in a manner not in accordance with Regulation 31/05 of the Food Safety and Quality Act, 2001. The law governs the inspection of animals and carcasses in slaughter plants, and regulates conditions and methods of operation. This legislation is administered by OMAFRA with investigative and prosecution services provided by MNR.

Teodoro Lauri, whose premises were provincially licensed to slaughter and process livestock, committed the offences between April and July 31, 2007.

Mr Lauri pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket and was duly fined of $2,000. He also received a suspended sentence and was orderd to pay a plus a victim fine surcharge.

5m Editor