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Shop fined for selling out-of-date food

Wednesday September 6 2017




A BARNSLEY shop has been fined over £6,000 for selling out-of-date food  including children's yoghurts, meat and a black pudding that was nearly seven months past it's use by date.

An officer from Barnsley Council’s trading standards team visited Singh’s Premier Store, Rotherham Road in March 2017 following a complaint from a member of the public.

27 items were found to be past their use by date - 1,200 days out-of-date collectively.

On August 31, during a hearing at Barnsley Magistrates Court, Singh’s Premier Store Ltd pleaded guilty to 10 charges under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013.

The magistrates, giving credit for an early guilty plea, imposed a £5,000 fine for the offences, ordered the company to pay costs of £1,400, and a victim surcharge of £170, totalling £6,470.

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