A food manufacturer which risked the health of dairy allergy sufferers by adding yoghurt and beef to a chicken kebab recipe has been fined £10,000.
Shazan Foods Limited, based at Walton Summit, near Preston, is the UK’s largest supplier of Halal meat products, and supplied the “chicken” kebabs to Asda stores nationwide.
Trading Standards prosecuted the firm under food safety laws for “causing Asda to sell chicken kebabs not of the nature demanded by the purchaser”, in that they contained less meat and more connective tissue than they should, as well as beef.
Preston Magistrates Court said the firm had been “reckless and negligent”, and ordered it to pay around £900 costs.
Prosecuting, Nick McNamara said the case followed a complaint to Trading Standards by a consumer in London, who bought a packet of Shazan’s Frozen Chicken Kebabs at Asda in Roehampton in…
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