Saputo in Abbotsford charged with six environmental offences

Dairy producer operates plant on Riverside Road in Abbotsford

  • Nov. 19, 2015 4:00 p.m.

A dairy company has been charged with violating the Federal Fisheries Act at its plant in Abbotsford.

Saputo Foods Ltd. has locations around the world, including a plant on Riverside Road in Abbotsford that distributes products under the Dairyland label. The local plant now faces six charges of “depositing a deleterious (harmful) substance.”

The charges first came up in Abbotsford provincial court on Nov. 2, but had been laid on June 2. The investigation was conducted by Environment Canada.

Spokesperon Natalie Huneault said she could not reveal any of the circumstances behind the charges.

“As the matter is still before the courts, it would be inappropriate to provide further comment at this time,” she said.

A spokesperson for Saputo also said she could not comment, due to the charges being before the courts.

The matter has been set for trial on Sept. 19, 2016.

Saputo, whose website states it is the the largest cheese manufacturer in Canada, was in the news last year when it stated it would no longer accept milk that had originated from a Chilliwack dairy farm where employees were surreptitiously filmed abusing cows.

 

 

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