Thomas Canning, the owner of Thomas Canning of Maidstone, has admitted he’s guilty of mis-labeling tomatoes as organic, reports Trevor Wilhelm of the Windsor Star.
In a deal reached by lawyers, Canning would be fined $40,000 and would have other charges dropped.
His company received $3 million from the provincial government to invest in its business.
His is one of the only operations in Ontario that both grows and processes tomatoes. Most processors buy all of their supplies from independent growers.
A Toronto judge has issued an order for the deal Canning reached with the prosecution, but the order also says the deal could be changed by the courts.