Calgary retail chain Adult Source is fined $30,000 and given a 12-month suspended sentence for violations of the Food and Drugs Act

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Calgary retail chain Adult Source is fined $30,000 and given a 12-month suspended sentence for violations of the Food and Drugs Act

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OTTAWA, ON, May 17, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, May 17, 2022 /CNW/ – Selling or promoting unauthorized healthcare products is illegal in Canada. health Canada takes this matter very seriously and is using the resources at its disposal to stop these illegal activities and protect the health and safety of Canadians.

According to an investigation by Health Canada Alain Laflammethe sole director of the National Agricultural Corporation, which operates as Adult Source (a chain of adult stores in Calgary, Alberta) pleaded guilty to the charges Food and Drugs Act in connection with the sale of unapproved male sexual enhancers. on April 28, 2022received National Agricultural Corporation a $30,000 Fine and a 12-month probationary order prohibiting the sale, importation, packaging, manufacture, and distribution of health products, including pharmaceuticals, natural health products, and medical devices.

This ruling follows that of Health Canada Seizures and testing of unauthorized sexual enhancement products from multiple adult source locations. The unauthorized products were found to contain prescription drugs not listed on the product packaging. The charges were brought over repeated illegal sales of these products despite warnings from Health Canada.

health Canada reminds everyone that unauthorized healthcare products can pose serious health risks. Look for health products that have a drug identification number (DIN), a natural product number (NPN) or a homeopathic number (DIN-HM). These numbers mean that the product has been evaluated by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness, and quality and is approved for sale Canada. You can also check if products have been approved for sale by searching the drug databasethat Active Medical Device License List and the Licensed Natural Health Products Database.

The Department advises Canadians when it finds unauthorized healthcare products that may pose serious health risks. Everyone is encouraged to check the list regularly for updates. People are also encouraged to do so report the sale of unauthorized healthcare products or suspected illegal activity involving healthcare products to Health Canada.

SOURCE Health Canada

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