20th September 2015
A meat processing firm in Northern Ireland has been ordered to pay more than £114,000, after its prosecution for serious food fraud offences.
Freeza Meats Ltd, based in Newry, pleaded guilty to 12 food fraud offences at Newry Magistrate’s Court. The offences included: substituting meat ingredients with cheaper products, such as hearts, falsely claiming meat ingredients met Halal standards and providing false documentation to inspection officers.
The firm was said to have deceived not only consumers but its supermarket customer Asda.
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