Morrisons Slapped With Fine For Sale Of Out Of Date Food

Morrsions have been handed a £6,300 fine for stocking and selling out-of-date yoghurts, paté and watercress at its Halifax (Yorkshire) store .
The Magistrates court in Calderdale imposed a fine of £5,000 and an extra £1,300 charge for costs after the supermarket chain admitted to six counts of selling produce past its use-by date at its Illingworth branch.
The court heard how environmental health officers visited the store in November 2006, following a complaint from a local shopper, where food between one and 17 days past its use-by date was found stacked on the stores’ shelves .
Morrisons watercress was one of the offending items, along with several processed items.
Prosecutor Zulficar Ali said the grocery retailer had past convictions for similar offences in stores based in Salford and Cumbria .
“We take our responsibilities very seriously and the quality and safety of all products we sell is paramount,” a Morrisons spokesman said.
“We took prompt action and can assure customers this was a localised incident.”

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