“We only have good things ahead of us to look forward too.”

Mucci Farms update on court case

Several months ago food inspectors from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency examined the records of Mucci Farms. The company was fully cooperative with investigators and also supplied their own employees to assist investigators in examining all corporate records over the past several years, according to the company’s spokesperson.

The investigators discovered some mistakes or anomalies in their computer records. “We take responsibility for those mistakes and have promised to make every reasonable effort to ensure that this does not occur in the future. Since Mucci Farms is considered a leader in the produce industry, we view correcting mistakes an important part of maintaining our status as a leader in the industry,” explained Danny Mucci, General Manager of Mucci Farms.

“Yesterday we accepted regulatory offenses. A regulatory offence is not a crime. The standard for proving a regulatory offence is lowered so that it does not require proof of an intentional act or a guilty mind. Regulatory offenses impose penalties for mistakes. Companies are required to be diligent in their operations and to not make mistakes. The reality is, in most large businesses, quite unintentionally, mistakes are made,” stated Joe Spano, Vice President of Sales of Mucci Farms. The regulatory charges amount to $1.5 mln. 

“The entire process was helpful. Our Company has now revised some aspects of our record-keeping programs in order to offer additional assurances. It is now more efficient than ever.”

Danny Mucci and Joe Spano are hoping to continue to look to the future and leave the past behind. “We pride ourselves on executing the highest standards and best practices associated with all aspects of our business. Our steady growth, continued business and overall success are all direct results of these standards. We feel we owe no less to our loyal customers and employees.”

Mucci Farms is the home of a very large and prosperous greenhouse vegetable industry. They are Kingsville’s largest employer. Their 1,200 full-time employees supply fresh produce to every corner of North America.

“We have 50 years of passion, commitment and many successes behind us and we only have good things ahead of us to look forward too.”

“We respect the patience, support and commitment we have received from all our customers and employees during these last several months and we are happy to move forward and continue to grow, and work hard for our industry.”

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