Walmart acknowledges that it advertised food that was unfit for human consumption and stored and sold it following the fire in Fort McMurray on May 28, 2016.
Walmart Canada pleads guilty to 10 charges brought by Alberta Health Services. The remaining 164 charges were withdrawn.
The retailer and its leader in loss prevention, Darren Kenyon, were fined $ 40,000. Walmart has also agreed to donate $ 130,000 to the Red Cross.
The list of foods for which the company advertised and sold includes gherkins, dried beef, stuffing mixes, salad dressings and yeast.
In responding to these accusations, Walmart escapes a one-month trial scheduled to begin on October 1.
Renata Clack is a reporter for Spruce Tribune. She’s worked and interned at Glboal News Toronto and CHECX. Renata is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe Cinnabon addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.