UK supermarket chain ASDA has been given a Â£36,000
fine for selling out-of-date meat products at 2 stores in
ASDA admitted to selling food that was past its use-by date at its stores
in Cannock and Tamworth during a hearing before Tamworth magistrates.
The products, which were discovered by Trading Standards Officers, included
packets of grilled chicken, cooked ham, and beef casserole. In some cases the
products were up to 24 days past their use-by date.
Stores warned before
The court was made aware that the two stores had been warned by TSOs before
for selling food past the use-by date. In mitigation, ASDA said it had now
changed its stock checking systems and re-trained staff.