UK-based food packaging firm P&B (Foods) has reportedly been fined £5,000 after allegations surfaced against it of illegally packaging 10,000 tons of Heera Milk, an international powdered milk brand, and adding 12 months to best-before dates.
Regulations stipulate any company selling animal-based products to apply to the local authority, reported thetelegraphandargus.co.uk.
The fines were imposed after a hearing by solicitor Richard Wright who entered three guilty pleas for breaching food hygiene on the company’s behalf, though no P&B (Foods) representative was present.
According to the Bradford Council, such measures are taken to ensure that food businesses in the district adhere to stringent food safety procedures.
The solicitor said P&B (Foods) has, of late, put a mechanism in place to cut down hazards in order for companies to adhere to obligations.