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“Made in Canada” labels may not be so simple

Fruits and vegetables with a “Made in Canada” label may not necessarily be indicative of a Canadian product according to the Financial Post.

The Post reported that Mucci International Marketing, a supplier to chains like Costco, Sobeys and Loblaws, recently received a $1.5 million fine from the Canada Food Inspection Agency for food fraud claims. The company was also penalized $3.2 million by the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers and placed on probation for the next five years.

“Made in Canada” too costly?

Faced with tight margins, demanding retailers and premium prices for home-grown and organic produce, some food packagers have taken to “topping up” their shipments with cheaper produce flown in from cheaper countries like Mexico.

Read more at Global News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.