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Who must provide information on products involved in a commercial transaction?
The packaging or labels on certain certified organic products sold in my establishment do not comply. What should I do?
As the manager of a retail store, I buy certified organic products in bulk and then display them in bins, thus allowing consumers to buy the quantity they wish. What can I put on the bins to inform consumers of the organic status of these products?
When a retail store inadvertently sells products as supplied by producers or processors and then discovers that the products are not compliant with the law, would the store be liable to prosecution?
On the other hand, anyone selling, packaging or labeling organic products (and this includes retail stores) while being specifically aware that their activities do not meet the specifications of the Québec Organic Designation Specification Manual, are liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 for each violation.
Any products that were marketed prior to the suspension or revocation of their certification are not subject to recall, unless the cause of non-compliance might give rise to public health concerns.