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Mon Mar 12, 2012, 10:54 PM

Bear meat at Fredericton restaurant leads to charges

A Fredericton restaurant owner is facing charges relating to the discovery of decomposing bear meat at her restaurant in December.

Le Binh "Tina" Tu has been charged with violating two sections of the New Brunswick Fish and Wildlife Act for having a part of a bear carcass in a cooler at the Mandarin Palace Restaurant.

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The charges include having wildlife in a restaurant and illegal possession of a bear carcass, said Neil Jacobson, the head of enforcement for the Department of Natural Resources.

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The bear had been killed legally...Inspectors with the departments of Health and Natural Resources began investigating after the bear meat was discovered at the restaurant on Forest Hill Road during a routine inspection.

full: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/03/12/nb-bear-meat-charges-146.html

In that other story linked, the inspectors were concerned that the bear meat was contaminating other food.

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