Snowcrest Foods Ltd. - conviction information for 2017-06-02

Corporation details
Corporation name: Snowcrest Foods Ltd.
Address: 1925 Riverside Road
City: Abbotsford
Province/territory: British Columbia
Postal code: V2S 4J8
Country: Canada
Sector or industry: 311 - Food manufacturing
Case details
Location of offense: 1925 Riverside Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia
Case summary:

Snowcrest Foods Ltd. is located in Abbotsford and operates a fruit processing facility. On 2014/08/21, Snowcrest Foods was inspected under the Fisheries Act regarding a discharge of waste water to a storm sewer that led into a creek which led to the Fraser River. The waste water would typically enter a sanitary sewer but a pump had failed three days prior. The enforcement officers collected samples of the waste water and its analysis showed that the waste water was deleterious to fish.Environment and Climate Change Canada did not receive a report from Snowcrest Foods of a deposit of a substance where there may be a serious or imminent danger that it’s deleterious.


4 counts.
Count 2: CEPA section 272.1(1).
Count 5: CEPA section 272.1(1).
Count 8: FA section 40(30)(c).
Count 9: CEPA section 272.1(1).

Enforcement notification: Fruit packaging plant and land owner fined for environmental offences
Result: Guilty Plea
Date of conviction: 2017-06-02
Court level: Provincial and Territorial Court
Nature of offense(s):
  • Failure to inform an officer of a spill
Additional details about the nature of the offense:
Legislative details
Act Regulations Section(s)
Pollution Prevention provisions (subsection 36(3)) of the Fisheries Act s.40 (3)(c)
Date of sentencing: 2017-06-02
Location of sentencing: Abbotsford, BC
  • Penalty for the EDF
Amount of fine(s): $50,000
Sentencing details:
The 02, June, 2017, before the Provincial Court of Abbotsford, BC, the corporation Snowcrest Foods Ltd. has pleaded guilty of offense count 8; and was sentenced to pay a fine of $50,000 to the Environmental Damages Fund. The judge considered the principles of sentencing and the factors on environmental matters, including culpability, harm, absence of record, acceptance of responsibility, and deterrence.
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