Food at cash and carry was out of date, court told

Food at cash and carry was out of date, court told

Food at cash and carry was out of date, court told

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Food at a Bradford cash and carry was a total of 900 days out of date, a court heard.

More than 140 items at the Shirazi Cash and Carry were on display beyond their use-by date.

A director admitted six food and drink offences.

But at Bradford Magistrates’ Court yesterday, sentence could not be passed on Esmail Rajabie as recent company accounts were not available.

He pleaded guilty to supplying vodka below minimum strength and containing ingredients that meant it could not be organic; vodka lot-marking failures; displaying cheese beyond its use-by date; selling food not labelled in English and not displaying a warning about food additives.

The Whetley Lane store was charged with the same offences.

Prosecuting, Mr Harjit Ryatt said 146 food items were on sale beyond use-by dates. In total, food was out of date by 900 days and the cheese was 18 days out of date.

He said the vodka had been diluted with tapwater by the supplier.

District Judge Sue Bouch said: “It is difficult to come to a decision without the accounts.” Sentencing was adjourned until April 16.

Another director, Ahmandreza Zaraie, was said to be out of the country. He faces three charges and his case was adjourned.

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