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Food and Drugs Act

Version of section 27 from 2016-12-12 to 2020-09-09:


Marginal note:Forfeiture with consent

  •  (1) If an inspector has seized an article under this Part and its owner or the person having possession, care or control of it at the time of its seizure consents to its forfeiture, the article is forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada and may be disposed of as the Minister or the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food may direct, at the expense of its owner or the person having possession, care or control of the article at the time of its seizure.

  • Marginal note:Forfeiture — offence

    (2) If a person has been convicted of a contravention of this Act or the regulations, the court or judge may, in addition to any punishment imposed, order that any article by means of or in relation to which the offence was committed, and any thing of a similar nature belonging to or in the possession, care or control of the person or found with the article, be forfeited. On the making of the order, the article and thing are forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada and may be disposed of as the Minister or the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food may direct, at the expense of the person who has been convicted.

  • Marginal note:Order for forfeiture on application of inspector

    (3) Without prejudice to subsection (2), a judge of a superior court of the province in which any article is seized under this Part may, on the application of an inspector and on any notice to those persons that the judge directs, order that the article and any thing of a similar nature found with it be forfeited to Her Majesty in right of Canada, if the judge finds, after making any inquiry that the judge considers necessary, that the article is one by means of or in relation to which a provision of this Act or the regulations has been contravened. On the making of the order, the article or thing may be disposed of as the Minister or the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food may direct, at the expense of the owner of the article or the person having possession, care or control of it at the time of its seizure.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-27, s. 27
  • 1992, c. 1, s. 145(F)
  • 1994, c. 38, s. 19
  • 1995, c. 1, s. 62
  • 1996, c. 8, s. 23.2
  • 1997, c. 6, s. 64
  • 2016, c. 9, s. 6
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