LEEDS – A member of the Ontario Provincial Police Highway Enforcement Team (HET) stopped an overloaded food van destined for a retail outlet in Ottawa.
On the 19th of January 2017 at about 10:15 a.m. OPP stopped a van eastbound on Highway 401, Mallorytown after locating an overloaded van. Investigation revealed that it was 1700 kg over its registered gross weight, no CVOR, no annual inspection, no log book, no pre trip inspection, and the tires were over-loaded for their rating.
Contained within the van was unrefrigerated and thawed chicken and meat products destined for a specialty food store in Ottawa.
Officials from the Leeds and Grenville Health Unit were requested to attend, and together with the OPP have preferred numerous charges against the 41 year old Toronto driver.
All meat products (1.6 tonnes) were declared unfit for consumption and disposed of at a local transfer station.