Monthly Archives: April 2015

Don’t Play Chicken with the CFIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently imposed a hefty $160, about it 000 fine on Lilydale Inc. for offences under the Health of Animals Regulations and the Meat Inspection Regulations. According to the posting on their prosecutions bulletin, a CFIA investigation determined that Lilydale had “left chickens in transportation crates, outside in cold weather conditions, which resulted in avoidable distress and/or death”, contrary to paragraph 143(1) (d) of the Health of Animals Regulations and subsection 62(1) of the Meat Inspection Regulations.  In response, the CFIA imposed the $160,000 fine. Continue reading