May 09, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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A food manufacturer and distributor in the Toronto area faces criminal charges – after allegedly trying to pass off ordinary cheese as a kosher product.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has laid five charges against Creation Food Company and one of its officials.

The agency is alleging the company forged documents to knowingly sell non-kosher cheddar cheese to Jewish summer camps – in the summer of 2015.

The alleged forgery was exposed when a kitchen manager at one of the two Ontario camps discovered irregularities in the labelling and paperwork related to the cheese – which had already been delivered to the two Ontario camps.

An organization that certifies food as kosher in Canada alleges that Creation altered certificates – and tried to pass off  the cheese as kosher – when it was not.

Court documents show the CFIA laid charges against Creation and executive Kfir Sadiklar – alleging they created and used forged documents – and unlawfully sold non-kosher food to the two camps.

Neither the CFIA nor Sadiklar responded to requests for comment from Canadian Press.

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