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Selling chicken and sausages past sell-by date costs trader pounds 1,200.

A LLANELLI trader has been fined for selling meat at his store that was two weeks out of date.

Javed Ahmed, of Pembrey Food Store in Pembrey Road, was fined pounds 1,200 after pleading guilty to two charges at Llanelli magistrates court.

The court heard that in June this year he sold a packet of Bernard Matthews chicken which was 14 days past its sell-by date. Four days later a council trading standards officer was sold a packet of sausages which was four days out of date.

The council's head of public protection, Philip Davies, said, 'It is vital that traders understand and appreciate the potential dangers of selling food which is past its sell-to-use date.

'The level of the fine shows how seriously it was viewed by the magistrates.'
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 29, 2003
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