Coldstore conviction upheld

30 June, 2008

A court ruling upholding the conviction of a meat coldstore in County Fermanagh, for offences under food hygiene legislation, has been welcomed by the Food Standards Agency NI (FSANI).

A court ruling upholding the conviction of a meat coldstore in County Fermanagh, for offences under food hygiene legislation, has been welcomed by the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland (FSANI).

Eurofreeze (Ireland) has been fined £6,500 for breaches of food hygiene regulations following a prosecution brought by FSANI. The investigation began in November 2005, when officials from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development alerted the FSANI to possible unlawful activity at a meat and coldstore in Lisnaskea in County Fermanagh.

The investigation related to almost 406t of foodstuffs and centred on illegal repackaging. The coldstore licence was suspended and the product condemned and then destroyed.





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